Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Call for submissions: NSI Features First program

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI Features First program, presented in association with Telefilm Canada. Based in Winnipeg, the NSI is one of Canada's leading advanced film schools.

NSI Features First is a feature film development training course for teams of first or second time writers, directors and producers. Successful teams receive group training and a cash award to put towards a story editor and further project development.

“It’s been 15 years since NSI Features First was launched,” said new program manager Brandice Vivier. “Its longevity is a tribute to great Canadian stories, committed industry resources ready to mentor and train our students, and of course an abundance of talented emerging filmmakers ready to take their career to the next level.”

Training is provided by top names in the industry including Marguerite Pigott, Bryan Gliserman, Mark Slone, Tim Southam, Jan Miller, and Brad Pelman, and takes place over 10 months, concluding with teams attending the Toronto International Film Festival in support of their projects.

The deadline for submissions is 4:30 p.m. CT on September 12, 2012.

To learn more, click on the following links.

NSI Features First
NSI Features First - Apply

About the National Screen Institute
Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First and the upcoming NSI Aboriginal Documentary course.

NSI also offers national exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at

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