Canadore Student Wins Indigenous Screen Award
Nov 7, 2018
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College digital cinematography student, Morningstar Derosier, was awarded The Ellen Monaque Award for Best Youth Work at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival last month.
Derosier, of Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake First Nation), won the award for her second-year film project, A World of Our Own. The film won out against its competition, which included submissions from established professionals from around the world. The accolade was presented at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre and came with a $500 cash award sponsored by RBC and the Humber College Aboriginal Resource Centre.
Canadore College’s digital cinematography and First Peoples’ Centre brought nine students to experience the film festival, which took place October 17-21 in Toronto, Ont.
imagineNATIVE is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art (film, video, audio and digital media).
Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.
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