Alumni awarded at Hot Docs 2021

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Alumni took home awards for best Canadian feature documentary, emerging Canadian filmmaker, the Rogers Audience Award (pictured: Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy) and many more.

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.

BIPOC creators: submit your podcast ideas to Hot Docs Podcast Development Lab

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Selected participants will work with mentors to develop their projects and receive $1,000 of funding support. Apply by May 13.

Alumni talent showcased at Hot Docs 2021

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Twelve alumni films will stream at the online festival, which runs from April 29 to May 9. Lisa Jackson will participate in the 2021 Hot Docs Forum to win funding for her film, Wilfred Buck.

NSI alum projects score awards at Hot Docs and Canadian Film Fest

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Including Queen of the Morning Calm (pictured) by director Gloria Ui Young Kim which won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie Award. Gloria received the DGC Ontario Best Director award for her work on the film.

NSI IndigiDocs short êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines + other alumni films selected for Hot Docs 2020

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This is the second year in a row that an NSI IndigiDocs film has its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Jason Lapeyre’s Speak No Evil selected for 2020 Hot Docs Forum

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The true crime documentary about Donald Lang and Lowell Myers will be pitched live online to leading international decision makers in May in hopes of securing funding.

Upcoming webinar: how to get the most out of Hot Docs as an industry delegate

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The Hot Docs industry and programming teams will be on hand to talk about their 2020 festival (April 30 – May 10) and answer your questions.

Tasha Hubbard’s nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up wins Hot Docs best Canadian feature doc

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The award jury called the film “a lasting document that brings together past and future to illuminate oppression and resilience.”

NSI grads selected for Hot Docs’ Doc Accelerator emerging filmmaker lab

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Adeline Bird, Charlene Moore and Trudy Stewart will participate in skills training and workshops during this spring’s Hot Docs festival.

Films from NSI grads screen at Hot Docs Festival 2019

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Includes NSI IndigiDocs short ahkameyimo nitanis (Keep Going My Daughter) from Candy Fox and Chris Ross.

NSI’s Elise Swerhone looks back at Hot Docs 2016

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Elise joined the 2016 NSI Aboriginal Documentary students for the five-day trip to Toronto.