Honours Bachelor of Film and Television student chosen for the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices training program
Congratulations to Chyann Maracle, a 2019 graduate of our Honours Bachelor of Film and Television (BFTV) program – and one of only two Ontarians to be selected for the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices training program presented by The National Screen Institute (NSI).
Chyann is a proud Mohawk, originally from Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory in Ontario. As a new graduate, she is interested in pursuing commercial and documentary cinematography. Through the 2019 CBC New Indigenous Voices program, Chyann hopes to develop a stronger connection between her Indigenous identity and her identity as a filmmaker. The program will be Chyann’s second time working with CBC: last year her documentary Urban Gold, a film about bee-keeping communities in Toronto and Hamilton, aired on CBC’s Absolutely Toronto.
Over the course of CBC’s New Indigenous Voices program, Chyann will learn more about Indigenous history, writing, and pitching, while producing short films and participating in an internship. This exceptional experience allows the program participants to build connections in the film industry.
We are very proud of Chyann, and we look forward to following her success!