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Call for applications: CBC New Indigenous Voices

Back for its sixth consecutive year, CBC continues to support and uplift emerging Indigenous storytellers with CBC New Indigenous Voices. This full-time, 14-week online training program is designed for up to 10 emerging Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries.

Are you an emerging Indigenous creator aged 18 to 35 interested in a career in film, TV and digital media?

Back for its sixth consecutive year, CBC continues to support and uplift emerging Indigenous storytellers with CBC New Indigenous Voices. (CBC)

Are you or someone you know an emerging Indigenous creator aged 18-35 looking to expand your knowledge of the film, TV and digital media industries?

Back for its sixth consecutive year, CBC continues to support and uplift emerging Indigenous storytellers with CBC New Indigenous Voices. This full-time, 14-week online training program is designed for up to 10 emerging Indigenous creators to learn the essential elements of working in the film, TV and digital media industries. Participants will receive a minimum wage throughout the entire program. There is no fee to apply or participate.

Emerging Indigenous creators who want to explore career opportunities and gain hands-on workplace and production experience are encouraged to apply. Six places are guaranteed for applicants living in Manitoba, and up to four places are available for applicants outside Manitoba. 

This training is for you if:

  • You're an emerging Indigenous creator interested in a career in film, TV and digital media
  • You already have some experience
  • You want to explore career opportunities within the creative industries
  • You want to gain practical, hands-on experience in the workplace and in production
  • You can commit the necessary time to complete this full-time program. In addition to mandatory online classes, you will be required to invest significant time in homework assignments

 

In phase two of the program, participants work with mentors to produce and edit their own short podcast episode. (CBC)

How the program works

The program begins in May and runs until August. Training sessions take place online and the curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements. 

In phase one, participants attend approximately 10 online sessions Monday to Friday, featuring interactive group discussions, presentations and workshops. All sessions are mandatory.

In phase two, participants work with mentors to produce and edit their own short podcast episode. Once complete, participants will begin an internship placement.

Previous internship placements include Eagle Vision, CBC Manitoba, Kejic Productions, Winnipeg Film Group, Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories as well as working on film sets.

In this program, you will:

  • Hear from national industry experts and professional organizations about career opportunities within the industry
  • Learn about funding and development for creative projects
  • Learn the essential elements of filmmaking
  • Produce a creative project in the form of a short podcast
  • Experience what it's like to work in the industry during a full-time internship
  • Complete two writing assignments for the National Screen Institute website

 


How to apply

The application deadline is April 8. Find out more about the program and how to apply. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email sarahs.yellowquill@nsi-canada.ca.

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