Bell Fund announces recipients of Slate Development funding

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This program helps independent production companies build and diversify their development slate. Ten alumni production companies will receive funding through this initiative.

Diggstown picked up by FOX for US broadcast

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The series, created and executive produced by Floyd Kane, follows Marcie Diggs, a lawyer driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.

Unscripted series Pub Crawl, directed by Jon Mann and starring Rob Ramsay, now available on Bell Fibe TV 1

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Pub Crawl follows Rob as he toasts his way through some of the most historically significant bars in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

GESPE’GEWA’GI: The Last Land debuts on APTN this February

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Produced by Rezolution Pictures, this 13-part docuseries follows the Mi’gmaq fishers of Listuguj, Quebec. The show premieres in Mi’gmaq on February 11 and in English on February 13.

Alumni presence at Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival

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The festival runs from February 14 to 28 showcasing over 50 narrative, documentary and short films from around the world.

Alumni films stream at online Toronto Black Film Festival

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This year, NSI is proud to co-present the international premiere of the feature Sundays in July by Joseph E. Austin II. The online festival runs from February 10 to 21.

In Plainview now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV

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From director Matt Watterworth, this thriller follows Penner, an ex-dirty cop looking for revenge on the partner who betrayed him.

Alumni presence at virtual Victoria Film Festival

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Includes eight feature films and three short films from NSI grads. The festival runs from February 5 to 14.

JJ Neepin, Eva Thomas, Roxann Whitebean selected for Women in View’s Five in Focus: Indigenous

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Participants develop their feature film or television series through customized training and mentorship from Tracey Deer, Danis Goulet and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers.

Focal Point: theatrical release for Shawn Linden’s film Hunter Hunter, developed through NSI Features First

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The horror film was released in US theatres, DVD and on-demand in mid-December 2020. This is the 25th fully produced film to come from NSI Features First.

Violation acquired by Pacific Northwest Pictures

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The horror film – written, directed and produced by Dusty Mancinelli – will be digitally released across Canada this March.

Alumni short films awarded at virtual Vancouver Short Film Festival

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Fourteen alumni films screened at the online festival this month. Producer Kent Donguines’ film, The Ink Runs Deep, took home the award for best short film.