Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries extends NSI Aboriginal programs partnership

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries‘ renewed support as NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner. The new agreement extends through 2017 and will benefit NSI Aboriginal Documentary and NSI New Voices.

Since its pilot year in 2012, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries has supported NSI Aboriginal Documentary. They have also supported NSI New Voices since 2013.

“Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is proud to continue its partnership with NSI as their Aboriginal Training Programs Partner. These programs provide opportunity for emerging storytellers to be mentored and learn from talented filmmaking professionals,” said Larry Wandowich, Chief Community Relations & Marketing Officer, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.

“We take great pride in supporting the education and advancement of the students in the NSI Aboriginal Training Programs and look forward to seeing the work produced throughout their journey.”

“We’re pleased that Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are extending their support of NSI’s Aboriginal programs,” said John Gill, NSI CEO. “Their commitment to the Aboriginal community and to this partnership is evident in their enthusiasm for NSI’s programs and students.

“With them on board as the founding NSI Aboriginal Training Programs Partner, we are excited to build on the success of NSI Aboriginal Documentary and NSI New Voices.”

NSI Aboriginal Documentary 2015 is supported by Presenting Sponsor NBCUniversal; Program Partners Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport & Consumer Protection and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Aboriginal Training Programs Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Bootcamp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One; Super Channel; Corus Entertainment; Telefilm CanadaimagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival and Hots Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Tuition Sponsor NBCUniversal; Industry Partners National Film Board of CanadaAcademy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and Directors Guild of Canada; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media.

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 TelevisionNSI Drama PrizeNSI New VoicesNSI Features FirstNSI Aboriginal Documentary and Movie Central Script to Screen.

NSI also offers exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television and digital media industries at

About Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is the newest Crown corporation of the Province of Manitoba, responsible for the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol, and for providing gaming and entertainment experiences, all in a socially responsible manner. It also distributes and sells tickets for lotteries operated by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation in Manitoba.

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