Alumni nominated for 2021 Canadian Screen Awards

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Congratulations to the alumni behind the many films, television series and digital media projects nominated this year. The awards stream online from May 17 to 20.

Alumni talent showcased at Hot Docs 2021

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Twelve alumni films will stream at the online festival, which runs from April 29 to May 9. Lisa Jackson will participate in the 2021 Hot Docs Forum to win funding for her film, Wilfred Buck.

Greg Jeffs wins first place in international JETS Initiative

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Greg wins for his film, Section Z. The film follows Clara as she saves society from a true zombie invasion.

Alumni presence at SXSW Film Festival

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The festival has moved completely online and will screen films from Jennifer Holness, Sudz Sutherland, Dusty Mancinelli and more. The festival runs from March 16 to 20.

New podcast from comedian Paul Rabliauskas explores lessons in Anishinaabemowin

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Paul Anishinaabemo (Speaks Ojibwe) follows Paul as his mother teaches him their family’s language and the history surrounding it.

Jeremy Torrie, Kelly Roulette selected for BIPOC TV & Film’s inaugural writing program

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The program will simulate a writing room experience where each writer will have a full writer room session dedicated to workshopping their material.

Jennifer Holness and Erica Daniels win prestigious awards

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Jennifer won the Established Producer Award at the CMPA Indiescreen Awards and Erica won the 2021 Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business.

Alumni films stream for free through NFB all month long

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Throughout March films including nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up from Tasha Hubbard and Snow Warrior by Frederick Kroetsch will be available to stream.

Alumni presence at Berlinale

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The festival runs online from March 1 to 5, streaming five alumni films. NSI IndigiDocs grad JJ Neepin was selected for this year’s Berlinale Talents; and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, program co-manager and director advisor, serves as a panelist.

Ian Bawa’s film Strong Son optioned by Farpoint Films

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The film centres on a South Asian bodybuilder who moves back into his elderly father’s house to take care of him. Production is set to begin in 2022.

Alumni films stream at Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2021

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Includes films from Tracey Deer, Wendy Hill-Tout, Rachel Cairns, Corey Marr, Amanda Strong and Kent Donguines. The festival runs from February 26 to March 7.

Kate Fenton’s Band Ladies scores ACTRA Toronto nomination for best series ensemble

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The 19th annual ACTRA Awards will be held online this Sunday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on ACTRA Toronto’s YouTube channel.