TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators: congratulations to the first graduating class

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In an online ceremony we recently celebrated the graduates’ completion of the program. Each creator has shared a short reflection with us.

Learning opportunity: register for Avi Federgreen’s indie producing seminar

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In this information-packed seminar you’ll hear first-hand about what Avi describes as “the stuff they don’t teach you in film school.”

Uplifting messages from the storytelling community

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A three-part compilation episode featuring storytellers and industry leaders reflecting on what has inspired them in 2021.

NSI IndigiDocs films airing on APTN in December and January

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Docs from 2013 to 2016 will air on APTN in the lead up to the premiere of the programs’ newest docs from 2019 to 2020 in January.

Job opportunity: executive director, FilmPEI

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The executive director will be responsible for providing new services and expanding the organization’s infrastructure. Deadline to apply is January 3, 2022.

Alumni films celebrated in TIFF’s annual Canada Top Ten

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The 2021 list features films from alumni Danis Goulet, Rhayne Vermette, Jennifer Holness, Borga Dorter and Nadia Mike.

Apply now for Hot Docs film festival and pitch events

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Submit your film to the festival, and apply for the forum and Deal Maker events. The festival runs from April 28 to May 8, 2022.

Womxn’s Film & Video Network hosts new FemToba Film Festival and FemToba Film Chats

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Short films by womxn, non-binary and trans men based in the Canadian prairies are eligible. Register for free FemToba Film Chats featuring JJ Neepin this month.

Happy holidays from your friends at the National Screen Institute ⭐

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Warm wishes from each of us and all the best for 2022!

The Hats We Wear podcast: Nadine Arpin reflects on emotions through storytelling

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Nadine discusses the magic of animation, and how they use the medium to tell honest, vulnerable stories.

Four teams selected for the inaugural NSI Series Incubator program

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Introducing: Jonathan Joffe, Hannah Johnson, Jessica Landry, Reem Morsi, Cynthia Murdock, Adrian Neblett, Mostafa Shaker and Darcy Waite.

TELUS STORYHIVE alumni team up for special screening of Alberta documentaries

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Six local heroes documentaries will screen at Globe Cinema in Calgary on December 5. Get your tickets now!