NSI IndigiDocs short From Up North nominated for Saskatchewan indie film award

From Up North / Link to Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards

From Up North, the NSI IndigiDocs short from director Trudy Stewart and producer Janine Windolph, is nominated for a Saskatchewan Independent Film Award in the best short film category.

The film features Noel Starblanket (pictured) who shares his experiences of attending the Lebret Indian Residential School. While listening to Noel’s stories Trudy reflects on her time listening to survivors’ stories and her connection to the Indian Residential School legacy.

The awards take place November 17 at Regina’s Artesian theatre and include screenings of the nominated films.

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NSI IndigiDocs is a development launch pad for producer/director teams looking to produce a short documentary.

NSI IndigiDocs 2016 was supported by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Bootcamp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus EntertainmentTelefilm CanadaBreakthrough EntertainmentimagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival and Hots Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative Saskatchewan; Industry Partners National Film Board of CanadaAcademy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.

NSI IndigiDocs 2016-18 is funded by Program Partners APTNManitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of CanadaEntertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus EntertainmentTelefilm CanadaimagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs International Documentary FestivalBreakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners National Film Board and the Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.

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