Left to right: Trinity Bruce, Sam Vint, Deanna Mace, John Gill, Jesiah Frechette, Ursula Lawson, Dakota Eischen, Stanley Wood, Cheyenne Bruneau, Adam Wildeman, Rodney Contois, Honey Courchene, Dennis Seenie and Lisa Meeches
Nine Aboriginal students graduate from the NSI New Voices course on Thursday, August 2.
Now in its eighth year, NSI New Voices targets young Aboriginal adults aged 18-35 with a desire to work in the film and television industry. Students train with professionals to develop their industry skills and then undertake a full-time internship to put those skills into practice.
“We are so proud of our NSI New Voices students,” said NSI New Voices program manager Ursula Lawson. “They come to us with so much creativity and passion for this industry and it’s rewarding to see how far they have come through the training and internships. We look forward to sharing their films and talent with our audience at the graduation.”
- Cheyenne Bruneau
- Rodney Contois
- Honey Courchene
- Dakota Eischen
- Jesiah Frechette
- Deanna Mace
- Dennis Seenie
- Adam Wildeman
- Stanley Wood
NSI New Voices 2012 began with a traditional feast to sanction the journey. Now 14 weeks later, after class time and internships, we honour the participants, faculty and sponsors with a graduation ceremony and special screening of the short films created and produced by the students.
The film titles are:
- One Last Cigarette by Cheyenne Rae
- Trials and Trails by Dennis Seenie
- A Terrible Day by Stanley Wood
The graduation will begin with an honour song by drummer Ovid Caribou.
Several sponsors will also speak, including The Honourable Flor Marcelino, Minister of Culture, Heritage & Tourism, Presenting Sponsor of NSI New Voices.
The NSI New Voices 2012 internship companies and mentors were:
- Animiki See Digital Productions
- Eagle Vision
- Esvee Productions
- Farpoint Films
- Media Rendez Vous
- Manitoba Lotteries
- Winnipeg Film Group
NSI New Voices is funded by Presenting sponsor: Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Program partners: Telefilm Canada, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD); Strategic sponsors: Rogers, Women in Media Foundation; Supporting sponsors: Manitoba Lotteries, City of Winnipeg; Provincial sponsor: MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC.
Media: if you plan to attend, out of respect for the sacredness of the honour song and blessing, please do not use cameras or recording devices during that part of the ceremony.
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