Call for Nominations: CBC New Indigenous Voices

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

Are you or someone you know an emerging Indigenous creator between the ages of 18 and 35 looking to learn more about the film, television and digital media industries?

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

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

This training is for you if:

  • You are an emerging Indigenous creator interested in a career in film, television and digital media
  • You already have some experience
  • You want to explore career opportunities within the creative industries
  • You want to gain hands-on, hands-on experience in the workplace and in production
  • You can dedicate the time needed to complete this full-time program. In addition to the required online courses, you will have to invest a lot of time in homework

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

How the program works

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

In the first phase, participants attend around 10 online sessions from Monday to Friday, with interactive group discussions, presentations and workshops. All sessions are compulsory.

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

Previous internships include Eagle Vision, CBC Manitoba, Kejic Productions, Winnipeg Film Group, Native Communications Society of the Northwest Territories as well as film shoots.

In this program, you will:

  • Hear from national industry experts and professional organizations about career opportunities within the industry
  • Find out more about financing and developing creative projects
  • Learn the essentials of filmmaking
  • Produce a creative project in the form of a short podcast
  • Experience what it’s like to work in the industry on a full-time internship
  • Completed two writing assignments for the National Screen Institute website

How to register

The application deadline is April 8. Learn more about the program and how to apply. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email [email protected]

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