Congratulations to the graduating class of CBC New Indigenous Voices 2020

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Today students, faculty and partners will be honoured during an online graduation ceremony and special preview of the podcast episodes created and produced by students as part of training.

Adam Perry: NSI put me on the path to directing my first feature film

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Through the NSI Features First program, Adam was able to finance, shoot and edit his film, A Small Fortune. The film is currently in post-production.

Shelagh Carter’s romantic comedy set for December release

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Love, Repeat will be available digitally and on DVD December 22.

Leah Cameron: I think it’s important to share struggles to create a safer and more equitable working environment

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Leah discusses her struggles as a woman in the film industry, and how NSI mentors Rosemary Dunsmore and E. Jane Thompson taught her to stay true to her vision.

Steve Sxwithul’txw: the contacts I made through NSI were integral for my growth as a director

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Through NSI IndigiDocs, Steve gained a broader understanding of directing and how best to collaborate with producers.

Inside Out and OUTtv’s new online database aims to connect production companies with LGBTQ+ talent

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LGBTQ+ crew, creatives, and all production companies, studios, networks and agencies are invited to sign up to Out On Set now.

Randall Okita’s thriller See For Me pre-sold internationally

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The film has made deals in Europe, Spain, Latin America, Korea, South Africa and many other international territories.

Pat Mills directs Lifetime’s first Christmas movie about a LGBTQ+ couple

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Premieres on the CTV Drama Channel on December 18, and Lifetime (US) on December 12.

Virginia Thompson: NSI gave me the skills and confidence to start my own film company

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Virginia, NSI Features First alum and current board member, says her NSI training pushed her to be the best she could be.

Happy holidays from the NSI team ⭐

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Wishing you hope and joy for 2021 from everyone at the National Screen Institute.

Matt Watterworth: NSI gave me the tools to make more than just a living – they helped me find my path as a filmmaker

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Matt refers to his training at NSI as the turning point in his career, and where he gained a new understanding of the filmmaking process.

Apply now for the WarnerMedia x Canadian Academy Global Access Writers Program

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The program aims to build a more inclusive and innovative industry by increasing representation in front and behind the camera. Applications close on December 18.