NSI New Northern Voices

Introduction to media-based storytelling

Students receive guidance and mentoring from award-winning content creators such as Jordan Wheeler (Arctic Air, North of 60) , Shane Belcourt (Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, Urban Native Girl), Kim Wheeler (ReVision Quest, Indian Summer, CBC’s Unreserved), Erica Daniels (Run as One: The Journey of the Front Runners) and Charlene Moore (When the Children Left, Moccasin Stories) who will share their expertise and tricks of the trade in this one-of-a-kind training course.

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What is NSI New Northern Voices?

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NSI New Northern Voices is a four-week pilot program in The Pas, Manitoba providing an introduction to media-based storytelling. Students have the opportunity to create a short film based on stories developed in the course.

During the course, students learn about story basics and script development, and get an introduction to topics such as directing, producing, camera, lighting, sound and editing. In the second half of the course students will prep for their film shoots including location scouting, finding and shopping for props, and organizing auditions as needed. Students will shoot their films in the last week of the course.

When does it take place?

Watch this space for information about the next edition of NSI New Northern Voices.

Who are the NSI New Northern Voices faculty?

Our dedicated and experienced faculty and associate faculty will be ready to support you through this program. Read about the 2019 team.

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NSI New Northern Voices 2019 was funded by Presenting Sponsor University College of the North (UCN); Indigenous Training Programs Partner Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Strategic Sponsor Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Stantec, RBC Emerging Artists Project, Corus Entertainment, Super Channel, CBC Gem; Provincial Sponsor Manitoba Film & Music; Industry Partner Directors Guild of Canada (DGC); Industry Supporters Native Communications Inc., Final Draft; NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

NSI New Northern Voices is the direct result of the NSI feasibility study and framework for northern training, supported by Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, The Winnipeg Foundation and Manitoba Film & Music.