Author Archives: Chris Vajcner

Yellowknife Film Fest 2017 in photos

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Hanging out with NSI grads, butter chicken at The Fat Fox, and zero temperatures, NSI’s Chris Vajcner reports on the northern festival.

Screenplay award and festival screenings for Allison Beda

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Allison won a screenplay award for Unpredictable and her latest music video All About You will play in seven international film festivals this month.

NSI alumni receive support from CBC’s Breaking Barriers Film Fund

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Congratulations to Danishka Esterhazy, Marie Clements and Deanne Foley.

Public Schooled is the 20th film in 20 years developed through NSI Features First

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Celebrates its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this week.

NSI grads get BravoFACT funding

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Congratulations to Arnold Lim, Susie Winters, Josh Epstein, Molly McGlynn and Laura Perlmutter.

NSI at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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We’ve posted a lot of great news about our alumni at TIFF this year and figured we’d put it all together in one post for your reading pleasure.

NSI alumni selected for OMDC’s International Financing Forum at TIFF

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Corey Marr, Joe Balass, Jordan Walker, Borga Dorter and Marc Almon made the cut.

James Mullinger’s stand up special Anything is Possible coming to Amazon Prime Video, exec produced by Greg Hemmings

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James’ story was documented for the CBC doc City on Fire, which was produced, created and directed by Hemmings House Pictures.

17 films by 24 alumni to screen at imagineNATIVE 2017

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Including three NSI IndigiDocs films: From Up North, Flat Rocks and NDNs on the Airwaves (pictured).

Films by NSI alumni presented at Winnipeg Art Gallery, September 7

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Birth of a Family by Tasha Hubbard, and New Project by Sonya Ballantyne and Sage feature in the free event.

Cree Code Talker screens in Alberta and the US, November 9

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The Provincial Archives of Alberta and American Indian Film Institute Festival showcase the film.

NSI Business for Producers boot camp training continues

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Another packed week of training.