Call for Indigenous filmmakers: get customized training to develop a short documentary through NSI IndigiDocs

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for the 2020 edition of NSI IndigiDocs – a two-phase course offering customized training for Indigenous filmmakers to develop a short documentary.

New for this edition of NSI IndigiDocs: applicants no longer apply as a team. NSI IndigiDocs is now designed for individual filmmakers who have an idea for a 10-minute documentary film.

In phase 1 up to eight students will attend a 12-day boot camp in Winnipeg to learn about writing, producing and directing, and develop a script for their documentary idea. At the end of phase 1 all students will have a market-ready film proposal.

Spoken Word | Literary Arts


Banff Centre’s Spoken Word program is the first of its kind, offering an unrivalled setting for artists to explore and develop their voices and career paths. 

This intensive residency provides space to write and time to develop strong performance dynamics. Participants will benefit from mentoring, performance opportunities, studio recording time, access to special events, and engagement with a vibrant network of international artists – all amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies.

World-class faculty present challenging workshops on topics from the spoken word tradition such as history, composition, performance, multimedia, production, business, musicality, orality, sound, spirit, language, body, and theatre. 

17th Feb - Free Drama/ Storytelling Workshop


Sat 17th February, 10am - 5pm

Come and help us animate the story of Tilbury life at this exciting drama and storytelling workshop at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, led by Ali Pretty from Kinetika and Bernadette Wakeling of the Complete Commedia Company.

There will also be a free tour of the historic cruise terminal building followed by a bus tour of the Port at 11.30am.

Suitable for all ages, children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Free, but booking required:


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