Author Archives: Laura Friesen

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

NSI Features First 2018 shortlist revealed

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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

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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

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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

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