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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for the NSI New Voices course. Applications must be received by Friday, March 18, 2016.

NSI New Voices is a full-time, 14 week, culturally-sensitive course for Aboriginal adults aged 18-35 providing training and exposure to employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media.

Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students will 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 Friday, March 18, 2016.

The NSI New 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.

100 students have graduated from the course since 2005.

NSI New Voices 2015 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection: Program Partners Telefilm Canada and the Centre for Aborginal Human Resources Development (CAHRD); NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Strategic Sponsor Shaw Media; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Breakthrough Entertainment and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partners Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Directors Guild of Canada; Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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