National Film Board to Fund 35 Indigenous Projects

National Film Board to Fund 35 Indigenous Projects
Having previously allocated half of its budget toward women directors, the National Film Board of Canada is making big strides towards achieving workplace equity. Now, the organization has set its focus on increasing Indigenous representation.

According to the Canadian Press, the NFB has backed 35 projects from Indigenous directors in the first year of its new Indigenous Action Plan. That means it is utilizing 10 percent of its total production budget for Indigenous projects.

The three-year action plan means NFB hopes to have 15 percent of its funds allocated to Indigenous projects by 2020. In addition, the NFB has hired two Indigenous staff members.

Earlier this year, the organization launched an Indigenous Cinema section where viewers can view over 200 Indigenous titles. The site can be viewed here.