NSI announces funding from Rogers & Women in Media Foundation (WIMF)

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Rogers and Women in Media Foundation (WIMF) have partnered to contribute $147,500 over four years to the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), further underlining their commitment to training Canadian women writers, directors and producers in film and television. Specifically, this

NSI announces new A&E Filmmakers Award & its first recipient

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A&E Television Networks has contributed $10,000 to the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) to establish the A&E Short Filmmakers Award which will recognize outstanding works in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. The juried award will provide one filmmaker with a cash prize

NSI playWRITE student lands job at Disney’s Propaganda Games

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Jeffrey Campbell has been hired by Disney’s Propaganda Games as Narrative Designer, making him the first NSI playWRITE training program student to be hired by a major game development studio. NSI playWRITE, which trains writers to break into the video game industry

CRTC fee-for-carriage in plain English

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Cheryl Binning explains fee-for-carriage in plain English.

Best of NSI Online Short Film Festival 2008

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Between now and March 2009 the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is programming a special selection of films to celebrate some of the best work chosen for the NSI Online Short Film Festival during 2008. Each week NSI will spotlight one

Video interview with Canwest’s Barbara Williams (2)

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Barbara Williams, executive vice president of content at Canwest talks about industry trends over the next two years, in particular multi-platforming.

NSI Features First teams announced

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the successful filmmakers who will develop their feature film projects through the NSI Features First training program run by the National Screen Institute, in association with Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada. NSI

Sean Garrity interviews Jonas Chernick (2)

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Sean Garrity interviews actor Jonas Chernick about the things that directors do that actors hate most and what makes for a great director.

Walter Forsyth produces, directs CUBERS for CBC

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Current NSI Totally Television participant Walter Forsyth produced and co-directed CUBERS on CBC Newsworld’s The Lens. CUBERS is a film about obsession and belonging that takes us to Budapest, Paris, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Toronto, Orlando and drops us into the heart of the World Rubik’s

Audio interview with Kyle Bornais on House Party (2)

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Kyle Bornais talks about some of the challenges that come with producing a new TV show.

The Berliner Complex team wraps training

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E Jane Thompson shares thoughts about the impact of NSI Features First training, her team and her project, The Berliner Complex.

Aboriginal feature filmmakers begin special training

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Students selected for a new program which aims to get more Aboriginal audiovisual professionals into feature filmmaking begin training this week. Telefilm Canada’s Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program (FASP) brings together 21 filmmakers for four days of intensive work on their feature film