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Life’s a Pitch, An Interview with Jim Compton

Adam Beach Film Institute Artistic Director, Jim Compton

Adam Beach Film Institute Artistic Director, Jim Compton

This week’s blog challenge for Creative Communications was to conduct a Q & A interview with someone who is an inspiration to me. Although I had many people in my life who have become inspirations for many reasons, I chose to interview someone who is a perfect example of the things I hope to achieve some day. A person who is a role model to many in the Indigenous community and whose expertise and experience is a beacon of hope to those pursuing a career in the Creative Communications Industry.

Jim Compton is widely known for his work and contributions with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). He was the Program Director of APTN and Host of The Sharing Circle. APTN was the first National Aboriginal broadcaster in the world. It was made for the indigenous audience with culturally relevant programming. He was also one of the first Indigenous on air television journalists for the CBC.

Jim is currently the Artistic Director at The Adam Beach Film Institute, a new and exciting collaborative endeavor aimed at Training and connecting Aboriginal youth with the skills to pursue a rewarding career in the Film industry. Those are just a few projects that capture a small glimpse of Jim Compton.

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A number of graduates of the Adam Beach Film Institute have premiered their films at the 2016 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, please click on the image to see the WAFF Website and read their film synopsis. Congratulations on a job well done!

November 1st Course delayed until March 1st, 2017

Enhanced Filmmaking Skills & Techniques course start date was postponed to March 1st, a new poster with updated details on the start date has been posted.  This will give an opportunity for those applicants who have not been able to find adequate funding in time for the Winter Term. We are pleased to announce that past ABFI graduates works have been selected to be presented in the 2016 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, please click on the title to visit their website for details. It will be an exciting event featuring Duane Howard "Elk Dog" from the Academy Award Winning Film "The Revenent" as the opening night keynote speaker. We'll see you there!


Mail your applications to: 587 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1Z7

ABFI would like to welcome Jurgen Valiquette as a member of the Board of the Directors. His years of work in the communications & publishing business will be an asset to our development team.

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