NSI IndigiDocs films airing on APTN in December and January

NSI IndigiDocs on APTN

Stills from NDNs on the Airwaves and Indian in the Child

NSI IndigiDocs films from 2013 to 2016 will air on APTN in December 2021 in the lead up to the premiere of the programs’ newest documentaries from 2019 and 2020 in January 2022.

NSI IndigiDocs has helped develop the skills of over 60 Indigenous storytellers over it’s eight editions. Many documentaries have screened at acclaimed festivals like imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Many of these talented filmmakers have gone on to win prestigious awards, such as the Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary (Hot Docs), Audience Choice Short Film and Manitoba’s Best Short Film (Reel Pride Film Festival) and been named to the TIFF Top 10 shorts list of 2020.

Tune into APTN to see these award-winning films. Check your local listings.

January 23, 5:30 p.m. CT / films from 2020

  • Gift to Give – directed by Erica Daniels
  • ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) Dugout Canoe – directed by Steven Davies
  • Tails on Ice – directed by Miranda Currie
  • Indigenous Dad – directed by Peter Brass

January 16, 5:30 p.m. CT / films from 2019

  • êmîcêtôsêt-Many Bloodlines – produced by Alex Fisher-Bailey, directed by Theola Ross
  • Don’t Panic We Still Have Bannock – produced by Troy Watts, directed by Chantell Shaw
  • My Mother, My Rock – produced and directed by Kelly Roulette
  • As The Smoke Rises – produced by Jennifer Ille, directed by Sharon Heigl

The following films have already been broadcast:

December 30, 1 p.m. CT / 2016

  • Nosisim – produced by Sage, directed by Sonya Ballantyne
  • Indian in the Child – produced by Luther Alexander, directed by Amanda Kindzierski
  • Flat Rocks – produced by Roxann Whitebean, directed by Courtney Montour
  • From Up North – produced by Janine Windolph, directed by Trudy Stewart

December 29, 1 p.m. CT / 2015

  • Seven Minutes – produced by Marilyn Poitras, directed by Tasha Hubbard
  • NDNs on the Airwaves – produced by Janet Rogers, directed by Jackson 2bears
  • Cree Code Talker – produced by Cowboy Smithx, directed by Alexandra Lazarowich
  • Jane and the Wolf – produced by Rachel Garrick, directed by Nadine Arpin

December 28, 1 p.m. CT / 2014

  • The Spirit of Birth – produced by Michelle St. John, directed by Rebeka Tabobondung
  • Released – produced by Jennifer Bowen-Allen, directed by Chantal Rondeau
  • The League – produced by Justina Neepin, directed by Jenna Neepin
  • Mia’ – produced by Bracken Hanuse Corlett, directed by Amanda Strong

December 27, 1 p.m. CT / 2013

  • Finding Sgt. Partridge – produced by Gabriel Constant
  • Traditional Beats – produced by Crystal Greene, directed by Cameron Courchene
  • An Ecstatic Professional – produced by Damien Ferland, directed by Rhayne Vermette
  • Alice and Kevin – produced by Christopher Read, directed by Sam Vint

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Through NSI IndigiDocs, Indigenous filmmakers develop an idea for a short documentary film and learn about writing, producing and directing with online training and one-on-one mentorship.

NSI IndigiDocs 2020-22 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 ChannelA&E Networks; Provincial / Territorial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Ontario Creates, Northwest Territories Film Commission, Creative Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA), Yukon Media Development and the Alberta Government; Industry Partner the National Film Board of Canada, Entertainment Partners; Industry Supporters imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; and Service Sponsors Line 21 Media, iSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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