NSI New Voices

Application deadline

Applications are closed. The next call will open in February 2017.

What is NSI New Voices?

Read the full course information.

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

NSI New 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 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
  • Short film nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award

When does it take place?

NSI New 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 dates will be posted here in mid-February. If you are selected for the course, you will get minimum wage throughout training.

Who are the NSI New Voices faculty?

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