Author Archives: Laura Friesen

Peggy Thompson serves as faculty on new WIFT Vancouver feature development program

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The 12-week program offers Indigenous women the opportunity to develop feature length screenplays.

Werewolf, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World to screen at Guanajuato film fest

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Canada is invited as this year’s Country of Honour to the 20th Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico.

STORYHIVE digital shorts winner Akashi semifinalist in NBCUniversal short film fest

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Akashi-あかし- is written and directed by Mayumi Yoshida.

Vote for the top two STORYHIVE music videos

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Cast your vote this week – voting ends July 28.

Films from NSI grads screen at Asinabka Film & Media Fest, Ottawa

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Including NSI IndigiDocs shorts Jane & the Wolf and From Up North (pictured).

STORYHIVE series How To Learn Anything screens at Edmonton’s Garneau Theatre, August 2

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In the series, host Stephen Robinson learns two unrelated skills from scratch and combines them to do something ridiculous.

NSI grads featured in CBC’s 17 for ’17: great Canadian filmmakers of the future list

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The list includes Ashley McKenzie, director of Werewolf (pictured).

Marigolds

Director: Jillian Acreman ·

A peculiar take on legacy in the absence of coital reproduction.

Atone

Director: Shane Brar ·

A farmhand lives a simple life until he realizes his future is in jeopardy.

Molly McGlynn scores directing gig on CBC series Workin’ Moms

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Workin’ Moms is an original comedy series that tests the modern ideal that women really can have it all.

Grand Unified Theory screens in NYC and Pennsylvania

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The film screens in New York in August and Harrisburg in September.

Bound, Maisie Jacobson, Mandy May Cheetham, Trapline win cash prizes in NSI Online Short Film Fest

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Daniel Boos, Maisie Jacobson, Mandy May Cheetham and Dustin Chok win awards.