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NFB and UQAM launch Jeunes Pousses, a new interactive apprenticeship program



November 30, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) are now seeking applicants for a new interactive apprenticeship program called Jeunes Pousses. Running nine weeks (April 24 to June 23, 2017), the program gives eight UQAM students the opportunity to work with the NFB’s Interactive Studio to create an audio project for the web that will be streamed online when the apprenticeship is over. Those selected will receive a $1,000 grant to take part.

In addition to enjoying a multidisciplinary experience in a real production setting, the participants will take masterclasses led by professionals from different fields (interactive documentary, journalism, radio, web and more) and collaborate with UQAM professors and researchers to ensure the accuracy of all content. The program is designed to explore new ways to produce social media content using audio, which is often given lower priority in interactive productions.

The deadline for applying is January 6, 2017. To get more details and learn how to apply, visit the NFB blog (in French).


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UQAM and media production

An active player in all areas of media production and creation, UQAM is recognized for the excellence of its teaching in a range of fields including interactive media, journalism, film, music, television and design. www.etudier.uqam.ca

About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the world’s leading digital content hubs, creating groundbreaking interactive documentaries and animation, mobile content, installations and participatory experiences. NFB interactive productions and digital platforms have won 100 awards, including 17 Webbys. To access acclaimed NFB content, visit NFB.ca or download its apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TV.