The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the teams selected for the 2018 NSI IndigiDocs course:
- When The Children Left from producer Ryan Wilson and director Charlene Moore (both Winnipeg, MB)
- Love and Revolution from producer Chris Ross and director Candy Fox (both Regina, SK)
- Path Without End from producer Christine Friday (Temagami First Nation) and director Cara Mumford (Peterborough, ON)
- Big Momma from producer Damien Eagle Bear (Burnaby, BC) and director Caitlyn Pantherbone (Calgary, AB)
“We’re excited to welcome this new group of filmmakers to the course and to begin working with them in February,” said Ursula Lawson, NSI IndigiDocs program co-manager. “Their story ideas are already strong and the progress they’ll make over the next year will refine those ideas into powerful documentaries.”
The course provides Indigenous director/producer teams with training, mentorship and cash towards the production of a short documentary. Students also travel to Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto and have their short films broadcast nationally on APTN and streamed on aptn.ca and nfb.ca.
Alanis Obomsawin of the National Film Board returns this year to share her experiences as a documentary filmmaker. Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt are the director advisors and Ursula Lawson and Elise Swerhone are the program co-managers. Lisa Meeches is the NSI Indigenous Training Programs Advisor.
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, Breakthrough Entertainment and the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary; Provincial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music and Creative BC through the Daryl Duke and William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Partners the National Film Board 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
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, NSI Features First, NSI Business for Producers, Script to Screen, NSI Diverse TV Director, NSI IndigiDocs, and TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series and Digital Shorts.
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