NSI Aboriginal Documentary now accepting applications from across Canada

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI Aboriginal Documentary course. Applications must be received by Monday, November 4, 2013.

The course, now open to applicants from across Canada, provides up to four Aboriginal director and producer teams with training, mentorship and up to $16,000 in cash towards the production of a short documentary.

Training begins in January with a two week boot camp in Winnipeg and includes a trip to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.

Completed short documentaries from the course will air nationally on APTN and will also stream on the APTN website.

NSI staff members Ursula Lawson and Elise Swerhone serve as co-managers.

Read the online application form and guidelines. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. CT on Monday, November 4, 2013.

NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2012 was made possible by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Community Investor MTS Stories From Home; Strategic Sponsors Frank Digital/Mid Canada Production Services Inc. and The Winnipeg Foundation; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Supporting Sponsors The City of Winnipeg and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media Services Ltd.

2013 sponsors are being confirmed, and include Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners RBC Emerging Artists Project, and Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; and Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal.

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, NSI Aboriginal Documentary and Movie Central Script to Screen.

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 nsi-canada.ca.

Media enquiries

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

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