The National Film Board of Canada plans to spend at least 15% cent of its production funds on Indigenous projects, a year ahead of schedule.
The original commitment was part of the NFB’s three-year Indigenous Action Plan, announced in June 2017 in response to recommendations outlined by report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
As a result, production is under way or has been completed on 40 works like Tasha Hubbard’s award winning feature documentary “We will Stand Up.”
The NFB action plan was drafted in collaboration with an Indigenous advisory group and contains 33 commitments in four key areas; organizational transformation, industry leadership, production and distribution.
Last year the NFB said backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10% of overall production spending.