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Perspectives on National Indigenous Peoples Day from NSI’s Kaya Wheeler and Sarah Yellowquill

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NSI staff members Kaya and Sarah reflect on the importance of this annual celebration.

CBC offers free virtual info sessions on the business of production, starting June 10

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The free sessions will happen every day at 2 p.m. EST over a three-week period. Topics include pitching, negotiation, tax credits, content clearance and producing in the time of COVID.

New Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund for music docs now open

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Support for three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15K to $60K CAD. Recipients also get creative and professional development support.

Building bridges to love, acceptance, empathy and understanding through storytelling

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The work we do at NSI is critical in amplifying the voices of underrepresented storytellers across our nation. By doing so, we build those bridges to greater understanding.

Get your online pass for Gimli Film Festival

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More affordable than ever – 20% off for a limited time only – $60 per household!

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Four Indigenous filmmakers advance to second phase of NSI IndigiDocs training

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Erica Daniels, Miranda Currie, Peter Brass and Steven Davies will each receive a cash award of up to $16K and approximately $10K of in-kind services. They will also be paired with an industry mentor during development and production of their projects.

National Screen Institute and CBC announce two-year partnership renewal for CBC New Indigenous Voices training program

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The partnership extension will increase career development opportunities for Indigenous content creators across Canada.

2020 edition of NSI Totally Television training program begins, marking 17-year partnership with presenting sponsor Bell Media

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Bell Media’s commitment to the program helps Mark Ratzlaff, Nimisha Mukerji, Eva Thomas, Darren Anthony, Rachel Cairns, Brandon Laraby, Eva Colmers and Gordie Lucius develop their projects with the top showrunners and story editors in the country.

New partnership between National Screen Institute and Film Training Manitoba to bring increased educational resources to Indigenous creators and Manitoba’s northern communities

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The partnership involves a combination of joint educational programming including distance learning, in-class training, career consulting and outreach.

Apply for CBC New Indigenous Voices training and develop your career in film, TV and digital media

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Applications for this full-time, 14-week program are being accepted until March 20. Students are paid minimum wage throughout training.