CBC New Indigenous Voices

Presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Application deadline

Applications are being accepted until Monday, March 26, 4 p.m. CT.

How do I apply?

Before completing the application form you must read the course guidelines.

After reading the guidelines and being certain you can commit to the 14 week, full-time course, please fill out this application form.

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 on CBC’s Burden of Truth, Syfy’s series Channel Zero and Netflix feature How it Ends
  • Working at City of Winnipeg, APTN, CBC, Native Communications Inc. (NCI)
  • Crew on Ice Road Truckers
  • Contributor to Buzzfeed
  • Broadcast short film on APTN, CBC Documentary
  • 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 2018 training begins on April 30 and finishes with a graduation ceremony on August 2 (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.