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APTN & NFB join to create French-language short docs

Are you an Aboriginal producer of French-language content with a good documentary idea? If so, the National Film Board and APTN want you. The Winnipeg-based channel and the NFB's French arm are soliciting ideas from Aboriginal producers for six half-hour documentaries aimed at youth between the ages of 18 and 35. 'This first partnership with APTN and the French program is meant to encourage Aboriginal talent and creativity,' said the NFB's Monique Simard in a statement. Eligible projects must include: an Aboriginal director, an interactive/digital platform component and a training or internship aspect. The interns will be part of the project team at the production and post-production stages and will be selected by the NFB and the private producer. The interns will be paid by the NFB for a period of three to six months. Producers who wish to participate must submit their ideas before March 19.
February 10, 2010

Are you an Aboriginal producer of French-language content with a good documentary idea? If so, the National Film Board and APTN want you. The Winnipeg-based channel and the NFB’s French arm are soliciting ideas from Aboriginal producers for six half-hour documentaries aimed at youth between the ages of 18 and 35. ‘This first partnership with APTN and the French program is meant to encourage Aboriginal talent and creativity,’ said the NFB’s Monique Simard in a statement. Eligible projects must include: an Aboriginal director, an interactive/digital platform component and a training or internship aspect. The interns will be part of the project team at the production and post-production stages and will be selected by the NFB and the private producer. The interns will be paid by the NFB for a period of three to six months. Producers who wish to participate must submit their ideas before March 19.

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