Emily is studying the master of journalism program at the University of British Columbia. A keen audio storyteller, she’ll be developing a limited series audio project centered around NSI alumni and their powerful stories.
Black Screen Office, Telefilm Canada launch consultation to develop best practices for creating authentic and inclusive content
To help advise members of the industry about how they can work with communities other than their own, work with culturally sensitive content, identify when a story is theirs to tell and create content that avoids stereotypes.
Focal Point: Stephanie Scott named executive director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Stephanie plans to accelerate the Missing Children Project to uncover the truth about the many Indigenous children who lost their lives in residential schools.
Have your story heard on May 5 by joining the panel’s conversation about the harmful exclusionary policies in hiring and story representation in Canadian TV.
From Angela Heck and Ivan Hughes, this documentary follows Inuit artists who have dedicated their lives to sharing their stories through culture and art.
Funding for projects from Lauren Corber, JJ Neepin, Steph Ouaknine, Sarah Goodman and Matt Sadowski.
Online learning opportunity: Find out how to build an audience for your work by enrolling in Annelise Larson’s digital media for marketing course
A TON of expert advice is packed into this eight-part course. Sessions are $25 each or $150 for all eight. NSI’s Liz Hover recently caught up with Annelise to chat about the course; watch the video to find learn more.
Received awards for best feature film and best short/web series. The virtual award ceremony streamed on April 26.
11 alumni films will stream at the festival with many alumni nominated for awards such as best Canadian director and best short documentary. Takes place from May 6 to 16.
Leigh Joseph, a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist, moves back to her traditional territory of Squamish and contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers. The film will premiere on April 29.
Andrea Feltrin, Carla Robinson, Alexandra Caulfield and Lauren MacKinlay are among those shortlisted for the screenwriters lab and producers lab.
Films are screening both in-person and virtually for one day only – with many free options. And there are oodles of alumni projects featured. You’ll be spoiled for choice!