Friday, February 17, 2012

Call for submissions: NSI New Voices program

Winnipeg's National Screen Institute (NSI) has put out a call for submissions for their 2012 New Voices program.

The program is a 14-week training program for Aboriginal Canadians 18-35 years of age. It provides culturally sensitive training in the film and television industry. There is a small application fee but no tuition fee for the program. Participants will in fact be paid minimum wage during the program.

Non-residents of Winnipeg may apply but must provide for their own travel and accommodation and demonstrate that they are able to do so.

The program begins April 30 and runs for fourteen weeks. The first phase is six weeks of skills development training, followed by a second phase of eight weeks in a work placement. Additionally, participants will shoot, edit and screen three short films.

The deadline for applications to be received is Thursday, March 29, 2012.


NSI New Voices call for applications 2012 now open

The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI New Voices program. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 29, 2012.

NSI New Voices is a full-time, 14 week, culturally-sensitive program for Aboriginal adults aged 18-35 that provides students with exposure to training and employment opportunities in the world of film and television.

Workshops and seminars in the classroom phase are led by industry experts. Students are then placed in internships with broadcasters and independent production companies giving them first hand knowledge of the business. Training also includes the production and screening of three short films. Minimum wage is provided throughout the duration of the program.

Read our guidelines and download the application form. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

The NSI New Voices faculty, in consultation with an Elder and industry representatives, will select up to nine participants with up to three chosen from outside Manitoba. Selections will be based on each candidate’s strength, suitability and experience related to the film and television industry and a firm resolve to commit the required time to fully participate in the program.

69 students have graduated from the program since 2005. Some of their achievements include Darryl Nepinak (2005), whose short films play all over the world; Ashley Hirt (2008), an associate producer on the award-winning Black Field, which had its world premiere at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival, and has played at numerous festivals and is available on DVD; Dion Telesky (2010), producedThe Floor by JC Campbell during his time at NSI New Voices. It was nominated for a 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award (APCMA).

NSI New Voices 2011 was funded by Presenting Sponsor Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism; Program Partners Telefilm CanadaNBCUniversal, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD); Strategic Sponsors Rogers and Women in Media Foundation; Supporting Sponsors The Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Fund, City of Winnipeg; Provincial Sponsor MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC.

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