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The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup

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The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival has announced their new lineup of short films, selected from a record number of submissions. NSI programs the very best Canadian short films in their online festival that runs year round.  This new group of filmmakers is the first to be eligible for three cash awards: The Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500), A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250), and The Bite Comedy Award ($750). The films selecte...

John Gill appointed CEO of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)

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The board of the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of respected executive John Gill as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will assume the position on April 4, 2011. "John comes to NSI with a wealth of experience and a breadth of industry connections," said Brad Pelman and Raja Khanna, co-chairs of the NSI board of directors. "He brings a fresh perspective to the type of film, TV and digital media productions that can...

Canada Film Week in Accra, Ghana

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Making history by sharing Canadian stories and culture with foreign friends and global citizensThe High Commission of Canada to Ghana in collaboration with the Goethe Institut-Ghana will be making history in November by sharing Canadian stories and culture with foreign friends and global citizens. Canada Film Week in Accra, Ghana will be presenting Canadian short and feature films November 3 – 5, 2010. Some of the best of Canadian film production will be screened for the public at 7:30 p.m. ni...

Derek Luis named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada

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Accomplished media professional Derek Luis has been named Chief Executive Officer of National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI). He replaces outgoing CEO Susan Millican. Derek joins NSI at a time of great growth and change in Canada's screen-based industries. Derek's career includes 20 years of broadcast, print and online experience across news and current affairs, drama, factual, documentary, variety, performing arts and web content. He has worked as a writer, researcher, director, produce...

Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary winner announced by NSI

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National Screen Institute - Canada announces winner of inaugural Jim Murphy Filmmakers BursaryWinnipeg, MB - National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce NSI Features First project Hunter Hunter as the inaugural winner of the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary.The $2,500 Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary is presented annually to a filmmaking team going through the NSI Features First training program with an inventive and creatively-integrated marketing plan for their project at the c...

Nsi Online Short Film Festival

Year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival showing short independent films. New films and filmmaker audio interviews are posted to the website each week. New films are solicited four times a year. $2,500 for best film.

NSI Online Film Festival now accepting films: submit by Feb. 27, 2009

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The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is now accepting films for its NSI Online Short Film Festival. Submit films for free by Friday, February 27, 2009 on DVD only. NSI will present a $2,500 'Best of' award to one film next spring. The award will be made by an independent jury comprised of filmmakers and industry members. Get submission details here. Films must be no longer than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, experimental, animation, music videos and short documentaries are all eligible...

New stuff on the National Screen Institute website

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We've packed so much new stuff into the National Screen Institute website that we wanted to make sure you know where to find it all. 1. Two new festival films including a hilarious two minute comedy 'Dave Foley & Fans' featuring the real Dave Foley of 'Kids in the Hall' fame. http://www.nsi-canada.ca/now_showing.aspx 2. A new space on the site for alumni news which is bursting at the seams right now: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/alumni_news.aspx 3. NSI Drama Prize & NS...

NSI Online Film Festival "Best of" Award

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The eight minute drama Loonie has been selected as the winner of the $2,500 cash prize for ‘best film’ in the first round of the NSI Online Short Film Festival run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI).The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round, 100% Canadian online film festival showing around 100 short independent films each year. The NSI website also features audio interviews with each film’s director. All NSI website content can be accessed for free.Written and dire...

National Screen Institute announces Paul Gross as Honorary Chair

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce acclaimed Canadian writer, director, producer and actor Paul Gross as its Honorary Chair. This new position will allow Gross to share his expertise, experience and passion for the Canadian film and television industry with NSI participants. “Paul has enjoyed a lengthy and diverse career, and has chosen to remain in Canada throughout it. He brings a distinct perspective having been both in front of and behind the lens,” say...

New NSI Drama Prize teams announced

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The National Screen Institute has announced the new 2008-09 NSI Drama Prize teams and celebrate the world premiere screening of the current 2007-08 program graduates’ short films.NSI Drama Prize is a professional training program which culminates in the production of a short film. Teams receive one year of training, $10,000 cash, over $30,000 in services, customized training in writing, directing, producing and access to professional contacts and mentors. Following their week-long intensive tr...

New generation of Canadian filmmakers prepare for short film production

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Today at NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival emerging filmmakers from Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary were announced as the newest participants for the NSI Drama Prize training program, presented by CBC Television with support from program partner The Brian Linehan Foundation. Coordinated by the National Screen Institute, NSI Drama Prize is a professional training program which culminates in the production of a short film. Up to five teams receive one year of professional ...

Amateur filmmakers winners at NSI Amateur Movie Contest

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Amateur filmmakers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nova Scotia picked up national awards on Saturday night during the final of the NSI National Exposure Amateur Movie Contest hosted by actor Jonas Chernick (Lucid, Seven Times Lucky, Inertia). The contest was presented by Movieola - The Short Film Channel at NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival in Winnipeg. During a lively Oscars® style-ceremony, Jonas presented eight jury awards and two peoples’ choice a...

Winnipeg NSI FilmExchange Festival line up

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NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival in Winnipeg March 2 – 5, 2005.“We are very excited to confirm the Festival’s films,” said Director of Programming Liz Janzen. “Each of the directors has brought a unique story to the big screen – our audiences will be challenged, moved and entertained.”Director Noam Gonick’s latest film Stryker is the compelling story of an intense turf war between two street gangs in Winnipeg’s North End. Shot in Winnipeg last winter, Stryker will have i...

New Director of Programming for NSI

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NSI - Canada, announces Liz Janzen as new Director of ProgrammingThe National Screen Institute – Canada is pleased to announce Liz Janzen has joined NSI as Director of Programming beginning August 9.“We are thrilled to have Liz join the NSI team,” said Susan Millican, NSI CEO. “Her knowledge and experience in Canadian film and television is exceptional and we look forward to her contributions and leadership in this position.”Most recently, Ms Janzen was the Development Manager, Western...

Canada’s NSI Festival Filmexchange was hot!

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The weather cooperated for SnowScreen, Manitoba-made films sold out, the pitch session and Film and TV Industry Luncheon attracted dynamic crowds and amateur filmmakers rocked the house – not a bad week for NSI FilmExchange, Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 – 6.The festival started off with a hot event and the momentum built all week. Approximately 5,000 people attended throughout the five-day event, about 1,000 more than 2003. Delegate and screening pass sales also rose.Families, p...

NSI Announces Final ZeD Drama Prize Participants

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NSI ZeD Drama Prize Participants AnnouncedThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), in association withCBC ZeD congratulates the selected NSI ZeD Drama Prize participants,announced today at the NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival.From the 85 submissions, 18 teams were short listed, then chosen by jurydown to the selected 2004-05 participants:Kathleen’s Closet, by producer Diana Wilson, and writer-director SheilaJordan (British Columbia)The Snow Queen, by producer Sara Lazer, and writ...

NSI's Judith McCann appointed Chief Executive, Film New Zealand

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NSI Program Manager appointed Chief Executive, Film New ZealandFebruary 20, 2004NSI - Canada Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative Program Manager appointedChief Executive of Film New ZealandWinnipeg - The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) congratulates JudithMcCann, Program Manager for the NSI Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative, onher appointment to Chief Executive of Film New Zealand, which will takeeffect in late June.“We are very excited for Judith – she will be a valued asset to...

NSI invites young canadians to attend

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NSI FILMEXCHANGE LAUNCHES OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTSThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) in association with Human Resources Development Canada is pleased to announce the return of its two popular outreach programs for students and young adults, during NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival – Canada’s Coolest Film Festival, March 2 to 6 in Winnipeg.NSI invites young Canadians aged 18 to 29, interested in pursuing a career in the film industry and who are not c...

NSI FilmExchange Film lineup

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BEER, BUTTERFLIES, PEROGIES AND ZOMBIE NURSES…WHAT DO THESE HAVE IN COMMON?COME TO NSI FILMEXCHANGE MARCH 2 TO 6 IN WINNIPEG AND FIND OUT!Winnipeg – The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces theline-up for NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival – Canada’s Coolest FilmFestival, March 2 to 6 in Winnipeg. All tickets and passes are now on salethrough Ticketmaster.“NSI FilmExchange is an eclectic mix of comedy and drama, features andshorts, and professional and amateur mast...
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