NSI announces APTN as Program Partner for new NSI Aboriginal Documentary course

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) announces Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (ATPN) as a Program Partner for its new NSI Aboriginal Documentary training course.

APTN’s partnership will support the pilot year of the course. Training begins in January 2013.

“The program partnership builds on the strong relationship NSI has with APTN,” said John Gill, NSI CEO. “Working together on the NSI Storytellers course to develop the TV series Cashing In created great opportunities for Aboriginal talent and we anticipate the same success for our NSI Aboriginal Documentary students.”

“APTN is pleased to become a Program Partner for the NSI Aboriginal Documentary training course,” said Jean LaRose, APTN CEO. “We believe the training NSI delivers is valuable and innovative, and being a part of this initiative will help take Aboriginal filmmakers to the next level in their careers.”

The NSI Aboriginal Documentary course provides director/producer teams with training, mentorship and support throughout the production of a short documentary, and includes a trip to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.

The call for applications opens Monday, September 24, 2012.

About the National Screen Institute

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, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First and the NSI Aboriginal Documentary course.

NSI also offers national exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at nsi-canada.ca.

About APTN

September 1, 2012, marked the 13-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 10 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862, or visit the website at aptn.ca.

All media enquiries

Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
tel: 204.957.2999 or email: lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca

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