In Brief: TIFFxInstagram adds stars, NSI partners with Creative Sask
James Franco is one of three new jury members added to the film competition, Creative Saskatchewan will support two NSI programs, plus more news of the week.
Telus exec joins NSI board of directors
Kim Guise, director of local and original programming at Telus, has joined the National Screen Institute’s board of directors.
In Brief: Saskatchewan honours Creighton, NSI gets down to business
CMF president and CEO Valerie Creighton (pictured) receives 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, NSI launches a new business-focused program, and more news from the week.
NSI, Telus Optik Local pact on new program
The pilot program will see select projects developed for and distributed on Telus’s OPTIK TV on Demand and its YouTube channel. (Contributing expert Annelise Larson pictured.)
NSI online film fest names latest winners
Four shorts were awarded prizes following the latest round of judging for the NSI Online Short Film Festival, including projects from Aidan Shipley and Hannah Yohannes.
NSI appoints Angela Heck to digi-focused post
Prior to joining the NSI, Heck was director of business development at Winnipeg-based Tactica Interactive.
NSI unveils latest Features First teams
Projects selected to participate in the 2015 program include Mark Cutforth and Lee Hoverd’s Choo Chew.
Norm Bolen elected chair of NSI board
The former CMPA topper and longtime industry exec wants to foster more collaboration between the NSI and industry partners, he tells Playback Daily.
Netflix Canada extends NSI support for two years
The online streaming company is supporting the NSI’s website and its Online Short Film Festival under the terms of the deal.
NSI releases 2012-2013 annual report
The training organization launched three new courses and grew its revenues year-over-year.
Two 4 One wins Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary
The NSI Features First film from Victoria-based writer-director Maureen Bradley (pictured) receives the $3000 bursary.
Weekly roundup: OLN summer schedule, NSI program news
This week’s package of briefs include news of construction starting on a new Canadian Film Centre pavilion (VIP sod-turning pictured).