NFB and NFDC kick off training program

The NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation have partnered to provide training for creatives in the Nunavut film, television and digital media industries.
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The NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation have partnered to provide training for creatives in the Nunavut film, television and digital media industries. Dubbed ‘Stories from Our Land,’ the initiative runs over five days, and is intended to give participating filmmakers hands-on experience through training and workshops.

Mentors working in the program are: DGC topper and Force of Nature director Sturla Gunnarsson; NFB animation adviser and Oscar-nominated animator Cordell Barker; Genie and Gemini award winning doc maker Paul Cowan; Caméra d’Or-winning director Zacharias Kunuk; Alicia Smith, who was recently appointed NFB Prairie Centre producer in Winnipeg; and screenwriter and playwright Jason Sherman.

“Much of the history of 21st century Canada is going to be written through the perspective of what happens in the Arctic, environmentally, geopolitically and culturally,” observed David Christensen, executive producer of the NFB’s North West Centre. “This partnership between the NFB and NFDC will help ensure that the people who live in the North reflect their viewpoints and cultures to their own communities, the country and the world in film and new media, in a vibrant and artistic way.”

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