Congratulations to director Alexandra Lazarowich (pictured above, middle) and producer Cowboy Smithx whose NSI IndigiDocs film Cree Code Talker took home the the Gil Cardinal Documentary Award at the Dreamspeaker Film Festival yesterday in Edmonton.
The Cree Code Talker team acknowledged the award on Facebook: “Thank you to the festival, the festival executives, the staff, to Gil Cardinal and his family, and to all the volunteers and thank you to the Tomkins family for giving us the responsibility to tell Charles’ story, his spirit lives on!”
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NSI IndigiDocs 2016-18 is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of Canada, documentary Channel, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Breakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Partners National Film Board of Canada and the Directors Guild of Canada; Tuition Sponsor Super Channel; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.