Welcome to the National Screen Institute's new limited podcast series

The Hats We Wear features artists and leaders from the film and television industries as they discuss their career highs and lows – and how life experiences have shaped their perspectives as people and storytellers. The podcast not only covers topics like film and television - but also family, injustices and the road to reaching one’s dreams.

The Hats We Wear is released to coincide with the National Screen Institute’s annual fundraising campaign which showcases the stories of NSI’s alumni community. Episodes will be published weekly throughout November and December providing a glimpse into the lives of the storytellers supported by the work of the National Screen Institute.

The National Screen Institute is calling on you to make an ongoing donation in support of the storytelling community by committing to becoming a monthly donor for as little as $5 per month.

Your donation benefits the growing community of Canadian creators whose work demonstrates the power story has to change the world for the better. Donate now!

This podcast series is powered by the Canadian film, television and digital media training organization, the National Screen Institute (NSI). The NSI office is located on Treaty One Territory – we acknowledge and honour the lands we occupy and their traditional keepers: the Anishnaabe, Cree, Dakota and Métis. We acknowledge the ancestors of this land and commit to honour their vision and uphold our Treaty responsibilities as a settler organization occupying these lands.

Music provided by Blue Dot Sessions. Logo and graphic created by Leigh Vossen.

About the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)

Propelled by a visionary network of donors, private and public organizations, the National Screen Institute is committed to supporting storytellers as they work to create a more culturally equitable world.

Through industry-informed training and mentoring in film, television and digital media, the National Screen Institute helps students and alumni tell unforgettable stories and find their voice and place on the global stage.

We are committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas and various religious groups.

The National Screen Institute is supported by: Core Funders: Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: TELUS, Telefilm Canada; Patron: CBC; Builders: APTN, Bell Media; Indigenous Training Programs Partner: Directors Guild of Canada; Strategic Sponsors: Manitoba Film & Music, RBC Emerging Artists Project, documentary Channel, CBC Gem, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD), Indigenous Screen Office (ISO), Canada Media Fund (CMF), The Winnipeg Foundation, Super Channel; Industry Partner: National Film Board of Canada; Friends: Stantec, William F. White International, Company 3.

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