National Screen Institute announces applications now open for NSI IndigiDocs: a customized online training program for Indigenous creators to develop a short documentary

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Apply for this part-time program by December 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

RBC Emerging Artists Project continues investment in NSI IndigiDocs and NSI New Northern Voices training programs

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Additionally, RBC’s 2020 Indigenous Partnership Report A Chosen Journey highlighted both programs, staff and mentors. They also published a feature about NSI IndigiDocs film As the Smoke Rises by Jennifer Ille and Sharon Heigl in recognition of Orange Shirt Day on September 30.

NSI IndigiDocs film wins top choice at Reel Pride

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êmîcêtôcêt – Many Bloodlines, directed by Theola Ross and produced by Alex Fisher-Bailey, won Jury Choice Top Short Film.

RBC publishes feature about As the Smoke Rises by Jennifer Ille, Sharon Heigl in recognition of Orange Shirt Day

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A spotlight on the story and journey of healing shared by Elder Viviane Rose Sandy.

NSI IndigiDocs film heads to France

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As The Smoke Rises by Sharon Heigl and Jennifer Ille was selected to the first Cannes International Independent Film Festival.

NSI IndigiDocs film As the Smoke Rises hits the festival circuit

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Screenings include South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Screen Power Film Festival and DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

NSI alum projects score awards at Hot Docs and Canadian Film Fest

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Including Queen of the Morning Calm (pictured) by director Gloria Ui Young Kim which won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie Award. Gloria received the DGC Ontario Best Director award for her work on the film.

NSI IndigiDocs film êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines wins Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary at Hot Docs fest

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The Hot Docs jury members said the award was given “For the remarkable strength of its convictions and the tenderness of its filmmaking …”

NSI IndigiDocs short êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines + other alumni films selected for Hot Docs 2020

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This is the second year in a row that an NSI IndigiDocs film has its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

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.

NSI IndigiDocs class of 2020 tell us about boot camp training

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Our newest NSI IndigiDocs students were in Winnipeg for their two-week training boot camp back in February. Read their thoughts on the experience.

NSI IndigiDocs 2020 students begin their training journey

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Students are developing their documentary ideas with training sessions and mentorship from Canada’s most respected documentarians including director advisor Shane Belcourt, and producer advisor and program alumna Michelle St. John.