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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.)

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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.

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NSI appoints Angela Heck to digi-focused post

Prior to joining the NSI, Heck was director of business development at Winnipeg-based Tactica Interactive.

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NSI unveils latest Features First teams

Projects selected to participate in the 2015 program include Mark Cutforth and Lee Hoverd’s Choo Chew.

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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.

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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.

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NSI releases 2012-2013 annual report

The training organization launched three new courses and grew its revenues year-over-year.

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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.

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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).

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NSI announces Features First advisor

Exec producer Karen Powell (pictured), a partner in Vancouver-based Perfect Circle Productions, will be program advisor in the organization’s feature film development launch pad initiative.