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NFB launches fourth edition of Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship


September 13, 2022 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The Jeunes pousses digital apprenticeship program is back in a new and improved format at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Eligibility for this paid internship program, initially launched in partnership with Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and now in its fourth edition, has been expanded to all students in all universities, as well as CEGEP students in the last year of a trade program, across Canada, as long as they are enrolled in the current academic year (2022–23).

Quick facts:

  • During this 14-week internship (April 25 to July 29, 2023) held in French, six students will conceptualize and produce an interactive experience for mobile devices, working at the NFB’s Interactive Studio in Montreal.
  • The internship will be hosted in collaboration with members of the team at Akufen, who will serve as mentors throughout the process. This renowned Quebec-based studio, which has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the NFB, is well known for creating original, evocative projects for digital platforms.
  • Jeunes pousses is an opportunity for each intern to explore new narrative formats and test out what they’ve learned, their sense of initiative and their knowledge in a real-world production context. It’s a great launching pad for their professional career and an impactful, meaningful addition to their resumé.
  • The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 11, 2022. For further details, including how to submit an application, follow this link.

Explore past Jeunes pousses projects here: Bubble / Clit Me / Déroutes

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  • Nadine Viau
    NFB Publicist – Montreal
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  • Lily Robert
    Director, Communications and Public Affairs, NFB
    C.: 514-296-8261

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    Founded in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a one-of-a-kind producer, co-producer and distributor of distinctive, engaging, relevant and innovative documentary and animated films. As a talent incubator, it is one of the world’s leading creative centres. The NFB has enabled Canadians to tell and hear each other’s stories for over eight decades, and its films are a reliable and accessible educational resource. The NFB is also recognized around the world for its expertise in preservation and conservation, and for its rich and vibrant collection of works, which form a pillar of Canada’s cultural heritage. To date, the NFB has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,500 of which can be streamed free of charge at nfb.ca. The NFB and its productions and co-productions have earned over 7,000 awards, including 11 Oscars and an Honorary Academy Award for overall excellence in cinema.