One Ocean: The Changing Sea a documentary by NSI Global Marketing grad Merit Jensen-Carr of Merit Motion Pictures won the award for Best Marine Conservation Message and an acknowledgement of Merit for Scientific Content at the 34th International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF), held May 7-14, 2011 in Missoula, MT.

About the documentary

Co-produced with CBC’s The Nature of Things and directed by award-winning filmmaker Erna Buffie, One Ocean: The Changing Sea is a powerful environmental documentary that takes viewers from the majestic kelp forests of Monterey Bay to the storm-tossed waters of the mighty North Pacific to explore stunning underwater vistas and the latest science on the fate of the global ocean and its amazing creatures.

About the National Screen Institute – Canada:

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Winnipeg. We are Canada’s national film, television and digital media training school for writers, directors and producers. Training is anchored in the philosophy that the best way to learn is by doing.

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Our market-driven training programs have led to employment and successful careers for graduates by giving them a competitive edge. According to the 2008 NSI alumni survey, 96% of respondents are working in the film and TV industry.

  • Training programs are led by experts in film, television and digital media – they deliver workshops and seminars and mentor participants. 
  • Participants do not pay tuition fees or relocate.
  • Training is intensive. Participants train in one centre for a short period and then return home to work with local mentors on their projects under the leadership of the program manager.

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After more than 24 years of training and with over 620 alumni, NSI continues to develop and deliver training to meet the industry’s needs. We produce works that:

  • appeal to Canadians
  • help advance careers that will grow the Canadian industry and contribute to the regional and national economies stimulating employment for the long term.

NSI leads in the design and delivery of programs that provide training to Canada’s visible minority and Aboriginal screen professionals.

NSI also commits to showcasing Canadian short films and providing professional development resources online.

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