CBC New Indigenous Voices

Presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Application deadline

Applications are closed.

What is CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI?

Read the full course information.

CBC New Indigenous Voices (formerly NSI New Voices) is a culturally-sensitive training course that exposes young Indigenous people aged 18-35 to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media.

Success stories

CBC New Indigenous Voices grads have had a variety of successes:

  • Working at City of Winnipeg, APTN, CBC, Native Communications Inc. (NCI)
  • Crew on Ice Road Truckers
  • Contributor to Buzzfeed
  • Broadcast of short film on APTN
  • Acceptance into NSI Drama Prize and NSI IndigiDocs (formerly Aboriginal Documentary) courses
  • Crew on a variety of APTN programming including: lifestyle series Fit First; kids series Planet Echo, live coverage of the 2010 Olympics
  • Screened films in festivals around the world
  • Won pitching contests including RBC Emerging Filmmaker and MTS Stories From Home
  • Edited a Hollywood trailer and working as a professional editor in the industry
  • Nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award
  • Films programmed at imagineNATIVE and alumni in each of the producer, director and writer labs

When does it take place?

CBC New Indigenous Voices is a 14-week, full-time course (that means you will be busy studying or working from 9 a.m. through to 5 p.m., five days a week for 14 weeks).

The 2017 training begins on May 8 and finishes with a graduation ceremony on August 10 (these dates are subject to change). If you are selected for the course, you will get minimum wage throughout.

Who are the CBC New Indigenous Voices faculty?

Lisa Meeches, Ursula Lawson and Kaya Wheeler. Read about the faculty.