Foodland screens at Cinematheque in Winnipeg starting January 5

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Foodland, developed through NSI Features First by Adam Smoluk, begins its run at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque, on January 5, 2011. The film follows a naïve grocery clerk as his life spirals out of control when he inadvertently helps

‘Short mini-masterpiece’ wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award

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Birth Day – described as a short, sweet and stinging mini-masterpiece – is the latest winner of the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Birth Day is the tragic story of a father and husband

Crystal Greene wins John W. Dafoe Winnipeg Free Press scholarship

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Crystal Greene (NSI New Voices) won the second annual John W. Dafoe Winnipeg Free Press scholarship for Aboriginal journalists. Crystal is a second-year Creative Communications student at Red River College in Winnipeg. The award is named after the 1901-1944 Winnipeg

Photos from the Foodland movie premiere, Winnipeg

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Foodland, developed through NSI Features First and directed by Adam Smoluk, had its world premiere in Winnipeg earlier this month. Check out some pics from the night.

An Insignificant Harvey picked up by Shoreline Entertainment

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An Insignificant Harvey by Jeff Kopas (NSI Features First) was picked up by Shoreline Entertainment for U.S and international sales representation at the American Film Market. Stars Kristin Adams, Jordan Prentice, Art Hindle and Steven McCarthy. Executive producer is Don

NSI Drama Prize film Hangnail launches website

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Check out the new website for the NSI Drama Prize film Hangnail by producer Norma Mendoza and writer/director Cavan Campbell. Photographed entirely in a single shot, Hangnail pulls at the skin of parched love. Kenny returns home to find Roz

It’s All Gone Pete Tong makes Playback’s top 10 list

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It’s All Gone Pete Tong, by writer/director Mike Dowse (NSI Drama Prize) was #8 in Playback’s Top Ten Canadian films of the Decade. It’s All Gone Pete Tong is a wild and original look at the extraordinary life of Frankie

Case study: Todd & the Book of Pure Evil finale – Craig David Wallace

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Wrapping up her case study series about Todd & the Book of Pure Evil, Anneli Ekborn talks to one of the show’s creators, Craig David Wallace.

Audio interview with Adam Smoluk

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Adam Smoluk (NSI Features First) speaks about the world premiere of his NSI Features-First-developed film Foodland.

Cher Hawrysh heads up Toronto Screenwriting Conference

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Congratulations to Cher Hawrysh (NSI Features First) who has been named conference manager of the 2011 Toronto Screenwriting Conference. The second annual conference will take place April 9 and 10 at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Two NSI alumni films selected to Sundance

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Congratulations to Trevor Anderson (NSI Drama Prize) and Michelle Latimer (NSI Storytellers) on their short films being selected to the Sundance Film Festival January 20 to 30, 2011. The High Level Bridge by director/writer: Trevor Anderson: Trevor drops his camera

NSI grads selected for CFC Writers Workshop, Whistler Film Festival

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Katherine Collins and Garfield Lindsay Miller have been selected to take part in the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Writers Workshop at the Whistler Film Festival on Saturday, December 4 with their NSI Features First-developed projects The Berliner and Bitter Pills