Author Archives: Laura Friesen

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


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


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


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

Vote for the top two STORYHIVE music videos


Cast your vote this week – voting ends July 28.

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


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


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


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


Director: Jillian Acreman ·

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


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


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


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


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