Big wins at TIFF 2020 for Michelle Latimer, Tracey Deer

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Inconvenient Indian (pictured) from director Michelle won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. Tracey received the TIFF Emerging Talent Award and her feature Beans was the Peoples Choice Award second runner up.

Alumni funding + development support, series renewals and premieres roundup, fall 2020

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NSI Totally Television series in development, projects selected for CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator, grads hired as crew on latest Gary Yates movie, premiere of Shane Belcourt’s Amplify series on APTN + more.

NSI IndigiDocs film heads to France

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As The Smoke Rises by Sharon Heigl and Jennifer Ille was selected to the first Cannes International Independent Film Festival.

Alumni film fest roundup, fall 2020

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A roundup of alumni films and industry events at some of the big Canadian festivals coming up including TIFF, FIN and VIFF.

Indigenous Film Summit online kicks off August 24

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Over a dozen NSI alumni are panelists, moderators and presenters.

Tonya Williams talks about Access Reelworld on CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show

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For years, Tonya has championed for more diversity in the entertainment industry and the new database will help ensure representation in front of and behind the camera.

Melanie Nepinak Hadley, Adeline Bird bring Indigenous women’s voices to CTV’s The Social

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Melanie hosted one of the panels and Adeline produced the show.

Mary Galloway and Joanne Roberts win at Gimli Film Festival

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Joanne (pictured) won the RBC $10K pitch competition and will be mentored by NSI’s Elise Swerhone over the next year as she produces her film Anak for the 2021 festival.

NSI alumni win big at Leo Awards

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Includes best direction in a motion picture for Karen Lam and The Curse of Willow Song (pictured).

Six features from NSI alumni announced for TIFF 2020

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Films from Tracey Deer, Daniel Bekerman, Michelle Latimer, Trish Dolman, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Jenna Neepin and Dusty Mancinelli.

Watch TV shows from NSI alumni on Netflix

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Continuing our series on alumni projects available on streaming platforms, today we turn to Netflix. We scoured their catalog to find a range of TV series titles across a number of genres including Burden of Truth (pictured).

NSI alumni films streaming at Gimli Film Festival 2020

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The fest kicks off next Tuesday, July 21 and runs to July 26. In total, the festival will stream 200 films including Aadizookaan created through CBC New Indigenous Voices by Kale Swampy.