The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is accepting applications for the sixth year of its NSI IndigiDocs course.
Up to four Indigenous director/producer teams are provided with training, mentorship and up to $16K in cash towards the production of a short documentary.
Training begins in February 2018 with a two-week boot camp in Winnipeg. Teams also attend the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.
Films made through the course have screened and won awards nationally and around the world. Most recently, From Up North by Trudy Stewart and Janine Windolph won the the International Indigenous Award at the 2017 Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand.
NSI staff members Ursula Lawson and Elise Swerhone serve as co-program managers. Shane Belcourt and Lisa Jackson are the director advisors and Brendon Sawatzky serves as producer advisor. Lisa Meeches is the NSI Indigenous programs advisor.
Applicants must read the course guidelines before applying.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Apply here.
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NSI IndigiDocs 2016-18 is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of Canada, documentary Channel, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Telefilm Canada, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Breakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative BCthrough the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Partners National Film Board of Canada and the Directors Guild of Canada; Tuition Sponsor Super Channel; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.
About the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)
Renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, the National Screen Institute provides training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI, NSI Features First, NSI IndigiDocs, NSI Business for Producers and TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts, and TELUS Optik™ Local.
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