A photo of Mabidi Lukau, from the film The Downtown Project, directed by Isabelle Longtin in 2011.

Equity Program

The Equity program offers, several times a year, paid training periods (±3 months) for people from a culturally diverse community. Stay tune: next offers are coming up in Spring 2015.

Paid training period at the French Program

To promote the growth of emerging talent who identify themselves as coming from a culturally diverse community, the NFB’s French Program in Toronto is offering a professional training period at its Canadian Francophonie Studio in Toronto. The initiative will enable the selected candidate to gain work experience over a three-month period. The program is intended for those already active in audiovisual production, preferably in the documentary sector. The French Program promotes an auteur approach for all its productions.

Eligibility criteria

  • Self identify as being from a culturally diverse community*
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have experience and/or training in producing and/or directing a documentary work, particularly experience in research
  • Have a very good command of French (oral and written)
  • Be available full-time for the duration of the training period (training period dates are negotiable).

Those interested in this training period and who have the above-mentioned qualifications are requested to email their curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to programmeequite@onf.ca NO LATER THAN AUGUST 22, 2014.

A good knowledge of the African ethnic communities comprising the Canadian Francophonie is an asset.

*Cultural minority groups from the following Diasporas: Asian, Caribbean, African, Latin American and other minority groups from the Pacific Islands.

For more information: infofrancophonie@nfb.ca