National Screen Institute appoints Jessica Gibson as manager of programs and development

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Jessica will manage the TELUS STORYHIVE Podcast Edition working with content creators in Alberta and BC, in addition to several other new NSI programming initiatives focused on diverse creators.

All-in Madonna, developed through the NSI Features First, gets world premiere at Whistler Film Festival

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The film premieres on December 9 and marks the 24th fully produced feature to come from the NSI Features First program.

[Deadline extended] Apply for NSI IndigiDocs: a customized online training program for Indigenous creators to develop a short documentary

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[Deadline extended] Apply for this part-time program by January 15, 2021 at noon, Central Time.

RBC Emerging Artists Project continues investment in NSI IndigiDocs and NSI New Northern Voices training programs

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Additionally, RBC’s 2020 Indigenous Partnership Report A Chosen Journey highlighted both programs, staff and mentors. They also published a feature about NSI IndigiDocs film As the Smoke Rises by Jennifer Ille and Sharon Heigl in recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30.

National Screen Institute names 21 participants selected for NSI Business for Producers

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A new training program from NSI designed to increase the network of producing talent across Canada delivered in partnership with Canada Media Fund (CMF). Training begins Monday, October 26.

NSI’s Ursula Lawson promoted, now taking management lead on NSI Business for Producers and NSI New Northern Voices

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Ursula now leads a slate of other training initiatives including the NSI/FTM Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator and the mentorship, development and delivery of projects for TELUS STORYHIVE.

The National Screen Institute announces format changes and incoming students for the 2020 CBC New Indigenous Voices training program

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NSI welcomes Faith Gore, Matthew Tenute, Sarah Carrier, Nathaniel Magbanua, Seth Arcand, Janell Henry and AJ Wastasecoot for the first online edition of the program. Classes begin September 8.

Kaya Wheeler steps into new role at NSI, takes management lead on CBC New Indigenous Voices

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Kaya – of Anishnaabe and Nehiyaw descent – is a registered member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba.

Nurture your creative ideas while learning the essential elements of producing with NSI Business for Producers

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Aimed at emerging producers eager to take on bigger projects and grow their businesses, and writers and directors who want to learn about the craft of producing screen-based stories in a COVID-19 environment and beyond.

Manitoba storytellers pitch their projects to an industry panel following expert coaching from international trainer Jan Miller

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The panel included Louise O’Brien-Moran from Manitoba Film and Music, Melanie Nepinak Hadley from CBC, producer Avi Federgreen, Phyllis Laing from Buffalo Gal Pictures and Tangent Animation, and Monica Lowe from Winnipeg Film Group.

NSI IndigiDocs film êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines wins Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary at Hot Docs fest

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The Hot Docs jury members said the award was given “For the remarkable strength of its convictions and the tenderness of its filmmaking …”

Eight Manitoba filmmakers set to develop their projects with international expert Jan Miller through new online workshop series

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Introducing the participants: Erica Daniels, Sage Daniels, Joshua Hood, Reed Makayev, Katie Man, Jesse Peterson, Christine Reid and Vincent Tang.