NSI Features First program update

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The course is taking a short hiatus while we retool the curriculum, explore our funding model and new partnerships, and make important upgrades.

NSI Features First-developed Level 16 arrives on CBC Gem next month

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Level 16 is a dystopian science-fiction thriller written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy.

NSI grads head to Frontières co-production market in Montreal

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Selections include The Retreat from Alyson Richards and Pat Mills and We Came From the Sea from Jeremy Lutter and Ryan Bright.

NSI Features First students tell us about recent boot camp training

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Gemma Holdway, Nick Schelle, James Fanizza, Lauren MacKinlay, Muna Deria, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Andrew Dryden Mortimer and Gharrett Paon recover from last week’s training.

NSI Features First 2019 writers reflect on the Toronto Screenwriting Conference

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James Fanizza, Andrew Dryden Mortimer, Gemma Holdway and Muna Deria tell us what they learned during the two-day conference.

Gharrett Patrick Paon on his journey to NSI Features First

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Gharrett took to Facebook to share his thoughts on his journey to the program and kindly agreed to let us re-publish his post here.

Meet the 2019 NSI Features First students

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NSI welcomes Lauren MacKinlay, James Fanizza, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Muna Deria, Nick Schelle, Gemma Holdway, Gharrett Paon and Andrew Dryden Mortimer.

NSI Features First-developed Level 16 now available on iTunes, Google Play

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Level 16 is a dystopian science-fiction thriller written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy.

NSI Features First-developed A Small Fortune gets greenlit for production

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The feature, from writer Adam Perry and producer Jason Arsenault, will be shot in Prince Edward Island.

NSI Features First 2019 shortlist revealed

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Ten teams have been shortlisted and up to four will make the cut next month.

National Post’s Chris Knight has great things to say about NSI Features First-developed Level 16

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Written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy, Level 16 is a dystopian science-fiction thriller set in a strict boarding home for girls.

NSI Features First-developed All-In Madonna begins production in Victoria

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The film is written by Susie Winters, directed by Arnold Lim and produced by Ana de Lara.