Meet Emily Palmer, our new communications intern

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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

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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

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Stephanie plans to accelerate the Missing Children Project to uncover the truth about the many Indigenous children who lost their lives in residential schools.

BIPOC TV & FILM hosts Meanwhile In Canadian TV town hall featuring panelist Ryan Cooper

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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.

Inuit art doc Carved in Stone: Sanannguaqtit ᓴᓇᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ broadcast nationally on CBC May 1

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From Angela Heck and Ivan Hughes, this documentary follows Inuit artists who have dedicated their lives to sharing their stories through culture and art.

Alumni projects selected to receive funding through IPF and CMF’s Development Packaging Program

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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

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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.

Tracey Deer, Affolter Brothers acknowledged at 2021 WGC Screenwriting Awards

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Received awards for best feature film and best short/web series. The virtual award ceremony streamed on April 26.

Alumni projects stream online at DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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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.

TELUS STORYHIVE film Walking With Plants gets world premiere at Hot Docs

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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.

Alumni shortlisted for Whistler Film Festival Talent Programs

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Andrea Feltrin, Carla Robinson, Alexandra Caulfield and Lauren MacKinlay are among those shortlisted for the screenwriters lab and producers lab.

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day on April 21 with free Canadian films streaming all day

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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!