The National Screen Institute thanks Kaya Wheeler for five great years

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Best wishes to our friend and colleague Kaya Wheeler as she takes on the new role of outreach and program coordinator with the Indigenous Screen Office.

Writer/producer teams: develop your scripted series idea into a fully produced proof-of-concept through the new NSI Series Incubator program

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This new, one-of-a-kind program will guide writer/producer teams as they develop their scripted series idea into a fully produced proof-of-concept film. Apply by October 14.

Emergence: Out of the Shadows makes world premiere and begins festival run this month

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The documentary, developed through NSI Business for Producers, premieres at Cinema Diverse Film Festival on September 19, with more festival dates in Canada soon.

Applications now open for TELUS STORYHIVE 2021 Black Creators Edition

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Successful applicants receive $20K in production grants and mentorship from the National Screen Institute. Apply by October 6!

Calgary International Film Festival announces full lineup featuring over 20 alumni films

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The festival runs from September 23 to October 3, featuring films from Scott Westby, Danis Goulet, Sheona McDonald and Robert Cuffley.

Alumni films in theatres and online for the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival

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The festival runs from September 18 to 26 featuring films from Danis Goulet, Arnold Lim, Craig David Wallace, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and more.

Alumni selected for Ontario Creates International Financing Forum

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Liz Jarvis, Daniel Bekerman, Jeremy Torrie and more will meet with international agents and financers to discuss the future of financing and co-production.

Register now for Empowering BIPOC Storytellers: A Conversation with Arnold Pinnock free online event

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Arnold discusses his experience in the film industry and empowers BIPOC creators to have their voices heard. Catch this exclusive online event on September 16 at 5 p.m. CT.

Alumni films set to stream at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

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FIN runs from September 16 to 23, celebrating films from Atlantic Canada and around the world. Catch films from Adam Perry, Danis Goulet, Jeffrey St. Jules, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and more.

Alumni headline Indigenous Comedy Festival this September

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Paul Rabliauskas, Chad Anderson, Florence Spence and Sage Daniels take the stage at the Indigenous Comedy Festival on September 25. Buy your tickets now!

Focal Point: Roxann Whitebean wins International Emerging Filmmaker Award at Montreal First Peoples Film Festival

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Roxann won the award with her film, Haudenosaunee Canoe Journey, the firsthand account of one Onondaga man who has devoted his life to the rediscovery of the path of his people.

In memory of Anneli Ekborn

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CFC has launched the Anneli Ekborn Bursary, in celebration of Anneli’s life, career and creative vision. Donate now.