WORKSHOP: Introduction to Story Structure

During this evening workshop participants will attend an introductory lecture about story structure and the rewriting process. This session is designed for individuals who are interested in learning more about structure and the rewriting process. The instructor will be using video clips from feature films and television series and other visual examples to illustrate concepts […]

WORKSHOP: Screenwriting Incubator

Manitoba-based writers with developed scripts or treatments will be invited to submit a project to this Screenwriting Incubator workshop. During this workshop the participants will attend an introductory group lecture about story structure and the rewriting process. Participants will then receive a scheduled one-on-one meeting with the instructor for one and a half hours. The participants […]

WORKSHOP: Advanced On-Camera Strategies with Tamara Gorski

During this two-day, advanced-level acting workshop, the participants will receive a one-on-one coaching session with the instructor by taping audition scenes on camera and then reviewing the footage afterwards.  The instructor will assign participants their scenes in advance of the workshop. Each participant will receive audition coaching, as well as practical and truthful feedback to work with […]

WORKSHOP: Film & Television Lighting Intensive

This two-day workshop is for individuals interested in learning about professional lighting techniques in the film and television industry. Through a series of hands-on, practical exercises, participants will learn about various professional lighting techniques and trends in the industry Topics to be covered will include: Understanding the basic qualities of light Reviewing some of the […]

WORKSHOP: Stillness for the Camera: The Art of Non-Acting with Brent Fidler

This two-day intensive workshop will focus on identifying the actor’s personal, emotional, and psychological obstacles that prevent them for “booking” auditions − particularly in the contemporary North American television and film industry environment, where casting is often based on archetypes. This workshop will assist the actor in integrating their performance into an acceptable “American parameter” essential […]

WORKSHOP: Smart Start – How to Start Your Business in Film, Television and New Media

Whether you’re developing, producing or distributing content, running your own creative business can be an exhilarating and rewarding option provided you have the right tools and guidance! You’ll never find a more receptive market for new business than 2014. On completion of the seminars, participants will know how to set up their own shop and […]

WORKSHOP: Introduction to Tax Credits and Budgeting for Low Budget Productions

Filmmaking is a true blend of business and creativity and making a film takes more than just picking up a camera and shooting a scene. More than anything they may encounter on set, one of the most baffling questions facing a filmmaker has more to do with raising funds and how to handle the ensuing […]

WORKSHOP: Traffic Awareness for the Film Industry

This course will familiarize participants with the provincial laws governing traffic control. Traffic Awareness deals with the understanding of who is responsible for establishing traffic control on a film set, the duties regarding flagging on set, the dress and proper equipment necessary for proper flagging, and the proper techniques for directing traffic. NOTE:  This course […]

FTM Logo: Then and Now

A look back into our history.  The FTM logo from 15 years ago, and our present logo.  

Film Training Manitoba is turning 15!

This April marks Film Training Manitoba’s 15th year of providing workshop training and work experience opportunities for Manitoba’s film and television industry. Born out of the province’s need for additional film crews to sustain the increasing number of film productions in the late 1990s, Film Training Manitoba (FTM) was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in […]