WHAT WE OFFER
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is a non-profit, artist-focused film and television-training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous and diverse youth.
While celebrating and sharing their voices, these emerging Indigenous artists learn market leading and life skills, as they begin their path towards inspired and sustainable futures.
Through an understanding of tradition, culture, and identity, WFI envisions the collection, preservation, and representation of new creative voices. The development and recognition of Indigenous youth at WFI supports the important contribution of Indigenous stories to the Canadian arts landscape.
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This introductory program offers instruction and hands-on experience in the core aspects of filmmaking: screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, pre-and-post production, composing and marketing. This introductory program is open to individuals with little to no experience.
The program will offer hands-on training from experienced industry professionals, using industry standard tools to prepare you for entry into the country's top animation studios.
The Business of Film is a 4-month online course that is focused on all business aspects of content creation, finance as well as the documentation. Participants learn the ABCs of TV/Film and Digital Media industries in an interactive course that provides essential business information from concept to production to distribution.
WFI’s Journey for Knowledge is a land-based 10 month immersion learning program that recognizes physical, mental and spiritual connections to the land, language, culture and food.
From becoming wards of the Monarch to the creation of the Indian Act to the residential school systems to what remaining rights we have as the First People this course will provide a better understanding of where we are as a country before we begin the Truth and Reconciliation conversation
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To date, WFI participants have produced:
A televised commercial for a major network, CTV
2 Web Series for Television
23 Short Films that were screened at adjudicated International Film Festivals - 8 of which were award-winning
3 Public Service Announcements for Frontier College, in association with APTN
Television Series Development Agreement 2018, with Shaftesbury
WFI provides an opportunity for students to thrive in a 360-degree learning environment that has a low instructor-to-student ratio that focuses on individual growth. Along with personal growth, students will develop the skills for entry-level positions in all areas of film and television content creation.