Indigenous filmmaker and entrepreneur, Desiree Brightnose is the recipient of the inaugrual RBC Emerging Indigenous Filmmaker Award sponsored by The National Screen Institute and the RBC Foundation. The award consists of $7,500 and a valuable mentorship opportunity with acclaimed filmmaker Sonya Ballantyne.
Desiree is a Cree filmmaker based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She started her own production company, Tilted Teepee Productions to revitalize Indigenous language through storytelling and assists others who want to bring their Indigenous stories to life. She is a graduate of the 2021 CBC New Indigenous Voices program.
The award encourages Desiree in continuing her education and allows for upgrades in technology, equipment and marketing.
Desiree says she is “honoured to receive the award and excited to see what the future brings”.