The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for CBC New Indigenous Voices. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. CT on Monday, March 26.
CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI is a culturally-sensitive training course that exposes young Indigenous people aged 18 to 35 to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. The course is led by program manager Ursula Lawson with Indigenous programs & administrative assistant Kaya Wheeler and NSI Indigenous training programs advisor Lisa Meeches.
Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students intern 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.
Find out how to apply. Apply by 4 p.m. CT on Monday, March 26, 2018.
The CBC New Indigenous Voices faculty, in consultation with an Elder and industry representatives, select up to nine students. 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.
118 students have graduated from the course since 2005. Graduate accomplishments include Cody Halcrow’s short Remains, Human screening at the Maoriland Film Festival in New Zealand in March, Darcy Waite winning best web series live pitch at imagineNATIVE 2017, and Frances Koncan winning the Winnipeg Arts Council RBC On The Rise award.
CBC New Indigenous Voices is funded by: Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) and Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partner the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); and Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. Additional partners to be confirmed.
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, CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI, NSI Features First, NSI Business for Producers, NSI IndigiDocs and TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts.
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