Now available online: video of NSI IndigiDocs Q+A webinar with Shane Belcourt, Michele Mundy, Steve Sxwithul’txw

Indigenous filmmakers: get customized training to develop a short documentary through NSI IndigiDocs

Last week we hosted a webinar for potential applicants of the NSI IndigiDocs training program. Associate manager Kaya Wheeler was joined by program advisor Shane Belcourt and alumni Michele Mundy and Steve Sxwithul’txw, who shared tips and advice on applying.

We recorded the webinar, so even if you couldn’t make the live broadcast, you can still watch it above.

New for this edition of NSI IndigiDocs: Applicants no longer apply as a team. The course is now designed for individual filmmakers who have an idea for a 10-minute documentary film.

The course is delivered in two phases. Phase 1 (for all students) is a 12-day boot camp in Winnipeg. At the end of phase 1 all students will have a market-ready film proposal.

In phase 2, a jury chooses up to four students from phase 1 to go into production and receive a cash award of up to $16K and approximately $10K of in-kind services to make their film. Phase 2 students work in their own community for the majority of the time and are paired with an industry mentor to help with development and production. They also attend Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

Films made through the course have screened at festivals throughout Canada and internationally, and won many awards.

Find out more and apply for the course by November 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

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NSI IndigiDocs is funded by Program Partners APTN, Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and RBC Emerging Artists Project; Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Boot Camp Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Strategic Sponsor documentary Channel; Supporting Sponsors Telefilm Canada, Super Channel, CBC Gem and Corus Entertainment; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partner the National Film Board of Canada; Industry Supporters imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Service Sponsor Line 21 Media. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. More sponsors to be added as confirmed.

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