New Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music docs now open

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Support for three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15K to $60K CAD. Recipients also get creative and professional development support.

Alumni news in brief, June 2020: NBC picks up Joseph Kay’s Transplant

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Plus CBC orders season two of Michelle Latimer’s Trickster, BJ Verot leads shorts to first feature film workshop, NFB projects from Kat Baulu and Sheona McDonald and more.

Building bridges to love, acceptance, empathy and understanding through storytelling

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The work we do at NSI is critical in amplifying the voices of underrepresented storytellers across our nation. By doing so, we build those bridges to greater understanding.

Get your online pass for Gimli Film Festival

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More affordable than ever – 20% off for a limited time only – $60 per household!

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.

Watch TV shows, shorts, features + more from NSI alumni on APTN lumi

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Includes the entire catalogue of 24 short documentaries made through NSI IndigiDocs.

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 …”

NSI alumni nab 10 Canadian Screen Awards

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Winners include Jennifer Podemski who picked up best direction, factual for Future History – “Awaken/Goshkoziwin” (pictured).

NSI alumni films featured in We Are One: A Global Film Festival, May 29 to June 7

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Featuring Amreeka by Liz Jarvis and My Father’s Tools by Heather Condo.

Webinar this Friday: navigating the pandemic disruption for small production companies and sole proprietors

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An opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on everything from navigating government support programs, to addressing financing challenges, to managing operations during the downturn.

Over 40 Leo Award nominations for NSI alumni

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Including TELUS STORYHIVE project Sadika’s Garden (pictured) and Karen Lam’s The Curse of the Willow Song both nominated in a number of categories.

Emerging Canadian recording artists and musicians: apply for First Up with RBCxMusic by June 4

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A new virtual performance series to support and promote emerging Canadian recording artists and musicians through the challenging circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.