Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 edition of CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by the National Screen Institute. This year marks the program’s 20th anniversary.
CBC New Indigenous Voices is a 14-week, full-time, immersive training program for Indigenous creators aged 18 and over to learn from industry experts and gain hands-on experience in the essential elements of film and television. The National Screen Institute is seeking 10 emerging Indigenous creators from across Canada to participate. Applications close on March 18, 2024 at 12 p.m. CT. Find out more about the program.
Training begins in May 2024 with two weeks of online sessions followed by six weeks of in-person workshops and short film production on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This multi-phase format offers comprehensive skills development, short film production experience and an internship placement.
Participants from outside Manitoba or more than 30 kilometres from Winnipeg are eligible for travel and accommodation support. All participants receive Manitoba’s minimum wage for the program’s duration.
All in-person workshops and group activities are led by well-respected industry leaders. Workshops will cover story development, directing, producing and more. Participants will learn about the many crew positions involved in bringing an idea from script to screen and work together to produce a short film. Participants must invest significant time in homework assignments to complete the program.
Learn more and apply by Monday, March 18, 2024 at 12 p.m. CT.
You can also register now for our Q+A webinar on March 4, 12 p.m. CT.
For the eighth year, CBC continues as the title, presenting and tuition sponsor for the program, steadfast in supporting Indigenous creators.
“As the program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and CBC its eighth year as title sponsor, we remain committed to helping emerging Indigenous creators cultivate their filmmaking talents and pursue careers in the screen industry,” said Sally Catto, General Manager, Entertainment, Factual and Sports, CBC. “With the recent launch of CBC/Radio-Canada’s first-ever National Indigenous Strategy, our long-standing collaboration with the National Screen Institute on CBC New Indigenous Voices exemplifies how cross-industry partnerships can support the growth and success of Indigenous storytellers.”
“We’re excited to be celebrating the program’s 20th edition,” says program manager Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill. “Hundreds of Indigenous creators got their start in this program and we look forward to uplifting and amplifying many more. We’re eager to work with this year’s participants and guide them in developing their storytelling gifts and potential career paths.”
Participants will be celebrated in a graduation ceremony before beginning their internship placements. Previous internship placements have included broadcasters, production companies and film sets such as CBC Manitoba, APTN, Eagle Vision, Kejic Productions and Winnipeg Film Group.
Faculty for the program’s 20th edition also includes program advisor and National Screen Institute alum Erica Daniels (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator) advisor Tasha Spillett and program coordinator Grace Bruinooge.
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CBC New Indigenous Voices 2024 is funded by Title, Presenting and Tuition Sponsor CBC; Program Partners Manitoba Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Telefilm Canada; Provincial Sponsor Creative BC through the Daryl Duke & William Vince Scholarship Fund; Industry Partner IATSE Local 856; Service Sponsor William F. White International. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council. More sponsors will be added as confirmed.
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CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About the National Screen Institute
Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, board members and staff, the National Screen Institute supports creators from across Canada to tell unforgettable stories. Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film and television, students and alumni find their voice and place on the global stage, inspiring us to shape a better world.
The National Screen Institute is committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those in regional and remote areas and various religious groups.
Application enquiries: Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill – sarahs [dot] yellowquill [at] nsi-canada [dot] ca / 204-956-7800 EXT 107
Media enquiries: Abiola Agbayewa – abiola [dot] agbayewa [at] nsi-canada [dot] ca