NSI IndigiDocs films airing on APTN in December and January

Dugout Canoe

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Still from ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) Dugout Canoe.

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

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


The following films have already been broadcast:

December 30, 1 p.m. CT / 2016

December 29, 1 p.m. CT / 2015

December 28, 1 p.m. CT / 2014

December 27, 1 p.m. CT / 2013

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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 APTNManitoba 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 CanadaSuper ChannelA&E Networks; Provincial / Territorial Sponsors Manitoba Film & Music, Ontario CreatesNorthwest Territories Film CommissionCreative SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA)Yukon Media Development and the Alberta Government; Industry Partner the National Film Board of CanadaEntertainment Partners; Industry Supporters imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts FestivalHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; and Service Sponsors Line 21 MediaiSplice Films. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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