Author Archives: Laura Friesen

Producer/writer teams: apply for NSI Totally Television by May 12, 2017


Successful applicants develop their television projects with the best showrunners and story editors in the country.

Amy Jo Johnson launches The Space Between fan tour competition


Enter to win a screening of The Space Between in your hometown with Amy Jo in attendance.


Director: Dordaneh Dadui, Soroush Hosseini ·

Samir, a schoolteacher, struggles to cope with the incident that turned his life upside down.


Director: Gloria Ui Young Kim ·

An impressionistic dance film that follows a young outsider as she plays the role of femme fatale.

TELUS STORYHIVE and NSI bring free screen training workshop to Vernon, April 2


Register by March 27 to attend this free workshop in Vernon.

Wexford Plaza from Harry Cherniak wins at CAAMFEST in San Francisco


The Comcast Narrative Award recognizes excellence in narrative filmmaking.

Submission deadline extended for Lindalee Tracey Award


The deadline has been moved back to Friday, March 24, 2017.

Directors Guild of Canada makes multi-year commitment to NSI IndigiDocs


NSI IndigiDocs, formerly NSI Aboriginal Documentary, provides Indigenous director/producer teams with training, mentorship and cash towards their short documentary.

STORYHIVE now accepting pitches for its latest music video edition


Submit your music video pitch by April 14 for a chance at a $10K production grant.

Gibraltar Point (transformed) from Penny McCann premieres at Montreal’s FIFA, March 31


The film is an experimental short about a landscape that transcends the observable.

NSI grads win 2017 Canadian Screen Awards


Randall Okita and other NSI grads took home prizes.

The Last Deaths of Joe

Director: Adonay Guerrero ·

Joe Whitehorse, an Indigenous actor typecast in a traditional Western, is having problems performing the tragic fate of his character.