The NFB says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there’s more work to be done.
The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous Action Plan.
The three-year plan strives to spend at least 15 per cent of production funds on Indigenous-directed projects by 2020.
The NFB also launched an Indigenous Cinema section on its website earlier this year, offering free streaming of more than 200 titles by Indigenous directors.
Read more about the NFB’s efforts to fund Indigenous-led projects here.