NSI Aboriginal Documentary

Application deadline

The next call for applications opens on September 22, 2015 with a deadline of November 2. Please note these dates are subject to change.

What is NSI Aboriginal Documentary?

Read our NSI Aboriginal Documentary course guidelines for full information.

NSI Aboriginal Documentary is a development launch pad for producer/director teams looking to produce a short documentary. Teams are paired with an industry mentor to help with the final development and production of a 10 minute documentary.

The course starts with a two-week bootcamp in Winnipeg. Travel and accommodation is paid for by NSI. Teams receive a cash award of up to $16,000 to put towards production of their documentary and attend the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto.

How much does it cost?

  • $100 application fee per team.

There are no tuition costs for students. The NSI Aboriginal Documentary tuition sponsor is NBCUniversal.

When does it take place?

NSI Aboriginal Documentary is a one year course however you will be at home for the majority of the course apart from an intensive 10 day training session in Winnipeg.

Who are the NSI Aboriginal Documentary faculty?

Lisa Meeches, Elise Swerhone, Ursula Lawson, Lisa Jackson and Brendon Sawatzky. Read more.