NSI alumnus Josh Epstein: NSI trained us, gave us incredible resources and supported our projects long after they were made
Josh has taken a trifecta of NSI training programs and developed the award-winning film Adventures in Public School through NSI Features First.
NSI welcomes Miranda Currie, Olivia Golosky, Peter Brass, Rachel Beaulieu, Steven Davies, Erica Daniels, Heather Condo and Jarret Twoyoungmen.
The film explores the rising power of the fans shaping representation on TV, the relationship between fandom and activism, and what lies ahead for visibility and inclusiveness.
NSI alumna Alex Lazarowich: the support of NSI staff and mentors is invaluable and will push your career forward
NSI training helped Alex create long-term goals and allowed her to move more confidently in the world of independent producing.
A CBC Kids digital original series from grads Joe Kicak, Ryan West, Karen Moore and Lauren Corber.
Anand developed and financed Wapos Bay as a result of his training.
Lora says NSI training was an incredible next step to their producing career.
Lisa’s short documentary Lichen gets its international premiere and Falling (pictured) by Viggo Mortensen, produced by Daniel, closes out the festival.
The list is compiled by Toronto International Film Festival’s team of programmers in collaboration with film programmers and critics across the nation.
NSI alumnus Brendon Sawatzky: NSI training gave me the knowledge, network and confidence to make my film
NSI training gave Brendon the knowledge, network and confidence to finish development and take his feature film through production to release.
Says NSI training programs are invaluable and life-changing.
The prize covers story and leadership program tuition plus a fee for a story consultant.