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Eight projects shortlisted for NSI Totally Television 2019
Kat Jayme, Christy Garland win at Vancouver International Film Festival
Prom Night by Samantha MacAdam + 1 more film in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival


Eight projects shortlisted for NSI Totally Television 2019



Posted: 16 Oct 2018 12:25 PM PDT



Congratulations to the following projects which have been shortlisted for NSI Totally Television 2019.


Up to four teams will be selected for the course and announced in November.


Amazonas


Producer: Rebeka Herron, writer: Rebecca Hales (Toronto, ON)


Bonavista Drive


Producer: Tajana Prka, writer: Tarique Qayumi (Vancouver, BC)


Bunk


Producer: Jason Arsenault, writer: Justin O’Hanley (Charlottetown, PEI)


Ethics 101


Producer: Michelle Ouellet, writer: Nicholas Carella (Toronto, ON)


The Golden Mean


Producer: Stephanie Ouaknine, writer: Sarah Goodman (Toronto, ON)


The Lucky Ones


Producer: Ian Bawa, writer: John Titley (Winnipeg, MB)


Phantom


Producer: Justin Kelly, writer: Chris Trebilcock (Toronto, ON)


Timber


Producer: Karlee McTavish, writer: Peter Kominek (Airdrie and Calgary, AB)


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NSI Totally Television provides hands-on series development training for creative producer/writer teams serious about getting their television series concept made.


The program has produced 13 series that have gone into development: six have gone to air, one was piloted and another was produced as a feature film that had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).


Most recently TV series project Wolfville, developed through NSI Totally Television in 2017-18 by writer Jon Mann and producer Rob Ramsay, has been optioned by St. John’s, Newfoundland-based production company Take the Shot Productions.


NSI Totally Television is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Bell Media; Program Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; and Territorial Sponsor Yukon Media Development. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.


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Kat Jayme, Christy Garland win at Vancouver International Film Festival



Posted: 16 Oct 2018 11:30 AM PDT


STORYHIVE 100K project Finding Big Country (pictured) from Kat Jayme was awarded the 2018 Super Channel People’s Choice Award last weekend at Vancouver International Film Festival.


Christy Garland (NSI Drama Prize) took home the Women in Film and Television Vancouver Artistic Merit Award for documentary What Walaa Wants.


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Prom Night by Samantha MacAdam + 1 more film in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival



Posted: 16 Oct 2018 09:19 AM PDT


Two new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Samantha MacAdam and Fazila Amiri.


Prom Night



Prom Night | Comedy, 13:58, English, ON, 2017 | Director: Samantha MacAdam


On the night of their teenagers’ prom, three overprotective fathers find a positive pregnancy test and go on a mission to find out which one of their teens is pregnant before the end of the night.


The Photograph



The Photograph | Drama, 11:30, Persian with English subtitles, ON, 2017 | Director: Fazila Amiri


Sahar, a young Afghan bride-to-be, lands in Canada from Afghanistan. Soon she finds herself wandering the streets in search of a husband she has never met.


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Call for films / submit by December 7


We’re accepting films through FilmFreeway until Friday, December 7, 2018. Films programmed from this submission period will appear online between January 7 and March 25, 2019.


If your film is programmed, you have a chance of winning the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film. We accept films released after January 1, 2013.


All NSI Online Short Film Festival winners receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and are qualified to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (if award criteria are met).


See the most recent winners.


Your film must be less than 30 mins long. Drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental are all eligible and must be made by a Canadian writer, director or producer.


Submit your film


The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Corus EntertainmentBlue Ant Media and Breakthrough Entertainment; Award Sponsor A&E Television Networks; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.


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