Empower. Celebrate. Preserve.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023
Join us for our Annual General Meeting where we will reflect on the past year's achievements and discuss future plans and opportunities. It's a chance for you to meet and engage with industry professionals, fellow filmmakers, and the Weengushk Film Institute community.
Date: January 23, 2024
Tom Peltier Centre
Weengushk Film Institute
5494 HWY 540
Whether you're a student, alumni, or a friend of the Institute, your presence and input are valuable to us. Let's come together to celebrate our collective accomplishments and pave the way for another year of cinematic excellence.
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Empowering Creative Voices
At WFI, artistic dreams take flight. As a dedicated non-profit training center, we specialize in the realms of film and television. Here, the boundless imagination of Indigenous and diverse youth finds its wings and voice, shaping the next generation of storytellers.
Cultural Understanding and Preservation
Tradition, culture, and identity aren't just words at WFI. They're the pillars of our approach. With profound respect for these values, we stand as a beacon for collecting and preserving innovative voices, ensuring their narratives echo and inspire for generations to come.
Nurturing Talent and Skills
The heart of our mission lies in celebrating and amplifying the distinctive voices of emerging Indigenous artists. Our comprehensive programs go beyond imparting market-leading skills in film and media; they're about equipping young artists with essential life skills. At WFI, we lay the groundwork for an inspired and self-reliant future.
Supporting Indigenous Contribution
The contributions of Indigenous youth are paramount to the richness and depth of the Canadian arts landscape. We're committed to acknowledging, fostering, and elevating these narratives. Through our diverse programs, the tapestry of Indigenous stories finds its rightful place, amplifying Canada's cultural legacy.
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LAB 1: CERTIFICATE IN FILM PRODUCTION
Turn Your Cinematic Dreams into Reality
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JOURNEY FOR KNOWLEDGE
Embracing Culture, Identity, and Heritage Through Land-Based Training
At the heart of Weengushk's educational ethos lies the Land-Based Training program—a transformative initiative fostering education, healing, and truth and reconciliation for First Nations communities in North America.
BUSINESS OF FILM (ONLINE)
Your Gateway to Mastering the Business Side of Filmmaking
An exhaustive dive into the business facets of film, covering everything from conceptualization, finance, documentation, to the very essence of the TV/Film and Digital Media industries.
LAB 2: CERTIFICATE IN TELEVISION PRODUCTION
Unleash Your Vision in the Television Landscape
Welcome to Lab 2: Certificate in Television Production. Built for those eager to traverse the intricate terrains of television media, this advanced program paves the way for unparalleled professional insights and hands-on experiences.
WOMEN IN FILM
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Welcome to our 4-week intensive program, dedicated exclusively to BIPOC female-identifying and non-binary filmmakers. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by these communities, this initiative is crafted to not only train but to uplift, offering a space where voices silenced for too long can finally be amplified and celebrated.
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The ‘Art’ of Documentary Storytelling
Delve into the captivating realm of documentary filmmaking, where every story holds the power to initiate conversations that echo social-political transformation. Through this course, not only do we learn to narrate compelling stories, but we also harness the skill to bring them to life, sharing them with a global audience.
INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE (ONLINE)
Unravel the intricate tapestry of Indigenous governance, from its roots in oral traditions, land, culture, and rights to the modern challenges of reconciliation. This course serves as a bridge between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities, fostering a mutual understanding of the past, present, and future.