Author Archives: Laura Friesen

Farpoint Films’ Room For Rent wins at Chicago Comedy Film Festival


Awards for best feature and best actress in a feature for lead Stephnie Weir.

Penny McCann contributes to new Ottawa Art Gallery book celebrating art from Ottawa-Gatineau region


The book is a companion catalogue to OAG’s upcoming exhibition of the same name.

New documentary Fostering Hope from Liam Brennan, Chris McIvor in production


Focuses on the issue of stray dogs in Northern Manitoba reserves and follows K9 Advocates Jasmine Colucci and Dave Brooker.

NSI Features First-developed film Venus celebrates English language premiere at Whistler Film Fest


The film follows a transitioning woman who discovers she’s the father of a 14-year-old boy.

Frederick Kroetsch’s doc Beneath the Surface screens at Festival Inclús in Barcelona


The film follows Daniel Ennett as he attempts to become the first scuba-certified quadruple amputee.

NSI Features First 2018 shortlist revealed


Seven teams have been shortlisted and up to four will make the final cut in early December.

Tasha Hubbard’s Birth of a Family airs on CBC, November 19


In the film, three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time.

The United Guys Network

Director: Tabatha Golat ·

Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad.

Green Light

Director: Bunthivy Nou ·

An obsessive runner must confront his first love to save his relationship with his girlfriend.

Easy Girl

Director: Katie McMillan, Adam Goldhammer ·

A young woman struggling to come to terms with a traumatic sexual experience finds herself in competition with her roommate over the same man. [CONTENT WARNING]

Brianne Nord-Stewart’s web series The Dangers of Online Dating launches November 23


In the series a sexual health nurse challenges her fears of STIs and relationships by online dating.

11 films from 18 NSI grads at the 2017 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Fest


Including two CBC New Indigenous Voices shorts, Forgotten (pictured) and Bank Statement.