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Black History Month 2021 and the future we stand for

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NSI CEO Joy Loewen on how she marks Black History Month and the future she stands for plus a list of resources.

Amazon Prime Video, Indigenous Screen Office launch new pitch program + funding for BIPOC creators facing hardship due to COVID-19

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The new pitch program awards 10 grants of $10K to BIPOC creators who successfully pitch their projects. Applications close March 5. Amazon Prime Video also committed to donating $1.3 million to ISO to support BIPOC creators facing hardship due to COVID-19.

Support from DOC to fund tuition for two Indigenous members to attend NSI Art of Business Management

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Through this scholarship, two Indigenous members of DOC will be guaranteed a spot in the program and have their tuition funded by the organization.

Watch: In the trenches with BIPOC storytellers panel discussion, moderated by Jesse Wente

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An exclusive discussion from NSI Business for Producers training, moderated by Jesse Wente with guest panelists Jennifer Podemski, Nathalie Younglai and Jennifer Holness.

Part 3: NSI Business for Producers students tell us how it’s going

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Alex Sangha, Kulbinder Saran Caldwell, Fonna Seidu, Bram Timmer, Jen Viens and Seth Williams give us an update on the program so far.

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Announcing participants for the 2021 edition of NSI IndigiDocs as online training launches today

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Introducing the eight newest NSI IndigiDocs students and their projects. Their online training began February 22.

Three northern Manitobans learn the essential elements of short-fiction writing with award-winning writer Jordan Wheeler as NSI New Northern Voices online training begins

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NSI warmly welcomes Rochelle Dyrkacz from The Pas, Steven Bignell from Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Ryan Goossen from Gillam.

APTN renews commitment as program partner of NSI IndigiDocs training program

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APTN became a founding partner of NSI IndigiDocs in 2012. Their contribution has helped launch 54 Indigenous filmmakers into the industry with 28 short documentaries produced.

NSI launches Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition, invites applications from Indigenous screen content creatives committed to a career in producing

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A four-month, part-time online training and mentorship program. Apply with a feature film or web series which has at least one source of confirmed funding. Deadline: February 12.

Northern Manitoba writers: develop your web series or short film idea online through the NSI New Northern Voices training program

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This part-time program taught by award-winning writer Jordan Wheeler aims to strengthen new and emerging writers’ skills and abilities to craft stories told from a northern Manitoba perspective.