The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is accepting applications for the fifth year of its NSI Aboriginal Documentary course.
The course 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 February 2017 with a two-week boot camp in Winnipeg and includes a trip to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.
Students complete post-production at the National Film Board in Montreal and completed short documentaries from the course will air nationally as a one-hour special on APTN and stream on aptn.ca and nfb.ca.
Films made through the course have screened and won awards nationally and around the world. Most recently, 7 Minutes, from Tasha Hubbard and Marilyn Poitras, won a Golden Sheaf award at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival for best short subject (non-fiction).
NSI staff members Ursula Lawson and Elise Swerhone serve as co-program managers.
Applicants must read the course guidelines.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Apply here.
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NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2015-17 is funded by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs and Breakthrough Entertainment; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative Saskatchewan; Industry Partners National Film Board, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
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 New Voices, NSI Features First, NSI Business for Producers, Movie Central Script to Screen, Corus Diverse TV Director, NSI Aboriginal Documentary, TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.
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