FTM’s Adam Smoluk Selected for Red River College’s 2017 Billboard Campaign

Film Training Manitoba’s Adam Smoluk has been selected to Red River College (RRC)’s 2017 Billboard Campaign, which recognizes a select group of RRC’s elite alumni and the organizations they are employed by.

“Our entire team is honoured by the important recognition Adam and FTM are receiving from Red River College. I’m proud to have nominated Adam for this impressive innovative campaign. Adam is a highly accomplished young Manitoban that has been managing FTM’s cutting edge in-class programming for our provinces dynamic media production industry.” Said FTM Executive Director Neila Benson.

The Billboard Campaign is across multiple media, including blogs, e-newsletters, social media, and other paid media. This campaign has been awarded national and international awards, including a Council for Advancement and Support of Education Circle of Excellence Award, and the Canadian Public Relations Society of Manitoba’s Communicator of the Year Award.111adam111

“Undertaking my studies at Red River College was one of the best decisions I’ve made and I strongly recommend RRC’s programs to anyone looking to advance in their career.” Said FTM Program Manager Adam Smoluk.

Adam graduated with honours from RRC’s Human Resource Management and Management Development programs and is a long-serving program manager with FTM. Adam has extensive involvement in community leadership and he serves as Chair for the United Way of Winnipeg’s GenNext Council and was a key organizer of the first GenNext Summit held in Canada. Adam serves on the executive for Youth Employment Services MB and the Board for Essential Skills MB. He is currently on committees for the Canada Games and the Westland Foundation. Adam is a proud member of ACTRA Manitoba and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.

Adam studied on scholarship at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University. He was the youngest person ever selected to the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Features First Program for Writers and Directors. His debut film, HORSETHIEVES was awarded the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Winnipeg International Film Festival. His second feature film, FOODLAND was broadcast on Super Channel and selected to the Gem selections for critically acclaimed films. FOODLAND was acquired by Shaw and premiered on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). Smoluk contributed profiles of the Right Honourable Edward Schreyer and Manitoba Film & Music’s CEO Carole Vivier for THE HEART OF WINNIPEG, a book that profiles community leaders.

He is the first screenwriter ever to be shortlisted for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer and he was the sole writer from the Americas selected to the 2016 eQuinoxe Europe Screenwriting Program held in Lindau, Germany. He was a recipient of the Future Leaders of MB award and was awarded an Investors Group scholarship for leadership studies at The Banff Centre, he was awarded the MB Federation of Labour’s Al Cerilli scholarship, a scholarship to attend the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program and an RBC Foundation scholarship to attend governance training with the Rotman School of Management.

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