Watch for this year’s NSI IndigiDocs students at Hot Docs fest

As Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival continues this week in Toronto, we’ve sent our NSI IndigiDocs students to take in the fest, including sessions with broadcasters, filmmakers and industry execs.

NSI IndigiDocs is a development launch pad for producer/director teams looking to produce a short documentary. Attendance at Hot Docs is part of their training prior to embarking on their short documentary production.

Watch for our fabulous students while you’re there.

Producer Christine Friday (left) and director Cara Mumford

Christine Friday (left) and director Cara Mumford

Path Without End – A 10-minute poetic dance documentary following Christine Friday’s journey to speak her family’s truth and reclaim their power through dance.

Producer Ryan Wilson (right) and director Charlene Moore

Ryan Wilson and Charlene Moore

When the Children Left – a short doc following Shoal Lake 40 First Nation member and activist Angelina McLeod as she fights for a high school in her community after the death of her sister Amelia.

Producer Chris Ross (right) and director Candy Fox

Chris Ross and Candy Fox

Bad Indians – an Indigenous love story about Andrea Landry and Colby Tootoosis, who have left jobs where they fought for change inside colonial institutions to raise a family and revolutionize their community in hopes of creating a healthier future.

Producer Damien Eagle Bear (left) and director Caitlyn Pantherbone

Damien Eagle Bear and Caitlyn Pantherbone

Big Momma – a short doc following an Indigenous and two-spirited aspiring comedian, musician and dancer preparing himself for his first big show as a stand-up comic.

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NSI IndigiDocs 2017-19 is funded by Program Partners APTNManitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Supporting Sponsors the Directors Guild of CanadaEntertainment OneSuper ChannelCorus EntertainmentTelefilm CanadaimagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalBreakthrough 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; and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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