NSI New Voices call for applications 2013 now open

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for the NSI New Voices course. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 21, 2013.

NSI New Voices is a full-time, 14 week, culturally-sensitive course for Aboriginal adults aged 18-35 providing exposure to training and employment opportunities in the world of film and television.

Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students then take an internship with a broadcaster or independent production company giving them firsthand knowledge of the business. Training also includes the production and screening of three short films. Minimum wage is provided throughout the course.

Read our guidelines and download the application form. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

The NSI New Voices faculty, in consultation with an Elder and industry representatives, select up to nine students with up to three from outside Manitoba. Selections are based on a candidate’s strength, suitability and experience relating to the film and television industry and a firm commitment to fully participate in the course.

78 students have graduated from the course since 2005. Alumni achievements include Justina Neepin (2011), who won the 2012 RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Gimli Film Festival; Ashley Hirt (2008), an associate producer on the award-winning Black Field, which had its world premiere at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival, has played at numerous festivals; Craig Guiboche (2007) an accomplished editor working on award-nominated music videos, short films, and Hollywood trailers.

NSI New Voices 2012 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Program Partners Telefilm Canada, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD); Strategic Sponsors Shaw MediaRogers and Women in Media Foundation; Supporting Sponsors Manitoba Lotteries; City of Winnipeg; Provincial Sponsor MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC.

All media enquiries

Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca

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