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On Tuesday we hosted a webinar for potential applicants of the CBC New Indigenous Voices training program. Associate program manager Kaya Wheeler and program grads Erica Daniels, Adeline Bird and Andy Lown shared their knowledge, tips and advice.
We recorded the webinar so, even if you couldn’t make the live broadcast, you can still watch it here. (Note: we’ve made the video downloadable on Vimeo so you’re welcome to download it and share with others who might have trouble streaming video online).
The aim was to provide some insight about the program to help potential applicants. The deadline for the current course intake is March 21.
We’ve also posted a list of all the questions we received along with answers. See the Q+A.
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CBC New Indigenous Voices is a 14-week, full-time, culturally-sensitive training course for Indigenous adults (18-35). It offers exposure to a variety of creative and challenging employment opportunities in film, TV and digital media. Minimum wage is paid throughout.
During the course, students:
- get inspired to pursue training and work in film, TV and digital media;
- learn skills like story development, directing, producing, production design, casting and more;
- pitch, write, shoot and edit their own short films;
- experience a variety of creative and challenging job options with industry internships;
- meet writers, directors, producers and broadcasters; and
- learn Indigenous history and Anishinaabe spiritual traditions.
Up to nine students are selected by program faculty, in consultation with an Elder and industry representatives. Selections are based on a candidate’s strength, suitability and experience relating to the film and television industry and a commitment to fully participate in the course.
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CBC New Indigenous Voices is funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) and Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Corus Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partner the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Industry Supporters IATSE Local 856 and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival; and Service Sponsor William F. White. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. Additional partners to be confirmed.