Author Archives: Laura Friesen

Submit to Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival


Eligible shorts should be 20 minutes or less and made within the last five years.

Free screening of Birth of a Family in Winnipeg, January 17


The imagineNATIVE special jury prize-winning doc from Tasha Hubbard.

Lisa Meeches, Kyle Irving win 2017 Beyond Borders ECPAT award for Taken


The awards honour Canadian journalists for exemplary work covering child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Gary Yates’ new film Snowed Inn Christmas airs on W Network, December 21


Listen to The Inadequate Life podcast from Keith Tomasek featuring an interview with Snowed Inn Christmas lead Bethany Joy Lenz.

NSI grads at Vancouver Short Film Festival 2018


Films from Mayumi Yoshida, BJ Verot and the Affolter Bros. screen next month.

NSI Drama Prize short Divorce Photographer begins streaming online, December 17


The film will be available to watch on CBC’s Canadian Reflections.

Save the date: National Canadian Film Day, April 18, 2018


National Canadian Film Day is Reel Canada’s annual day-long celebration of Canadian film.

Suzanne Gauthier: One Thing Leads to Another

Director: Ariella Pahlke ·

The life and work of artist Suzanne Gauthier as a poetic narrative, mirroring the artist’s own process.

Death Wish

Director: Chad Costen ·

Death touches a little girl’s soul by granting her fondest wish on Christmas Eve.

El Otro Lado De La Pasión

Director: Jesse Lupini ·

Rodolfo Ignacio’s green card marriage is in danger because he thinks he’s a telenovela character. The worst part? It’s contagious.

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The Breadwinner gets Golden Globe nomination


Produced by NSI grad Anthony Leo and exec produced by Angelina Jolie.