Whether you’re an existing crewmember, a producer, an actor, or someone who is looking for work in the film and television industry, you need to know that any training you do is up-to-date and relevant to the industry. On the same note, production companies want to be sure that professional development training will help them gain and maintain a competitive edge.

This is where Film Training Manitoba can help. It is our role to ensure that individuals and production companies can access high quality training. We work with industry, training, and education partners to make sure the training we provide meets industry needs. We accredit courses and approve partners on the basis of quality and relevance to film and television industry.

In this section of our website you will find:

  • Information about our training programs, including both entry-level courses and advanced training.
  • Opportunities to apply to our on-the-job work experience program
  • Information and access to our accredited courses and training partners


FTM Accelerator Training Criteria 2017-2018

Film Training Manitoba delivers skill-based training. We have designed the following criteria for organizations and industry partners who wish to collaborate on workshop/training activities.

Film Training Manitoba Accelerator Training Criteria 2017-2018

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) delivers skill-based training. We have designed the following criteria for organizations and industry partners who wish to collaborate on workshop/training activities.

FTM works closely with the industry to identify skill gaps and training needs within the film community. Proposed training must be identified in the Manitoba media industry training priorities – which is listed below.

All applications are confidential and will be reviewed by a jury for potential selection. The application period is open from April 20, 2017 to May 20, 2017.

The application amount will be set to a maximum $5000*, for each applicant or organization. One application per person/organization (per fiscal year).

*If additional funds are required, you may negotiate to do so with proper evidence and explanation to the jury.

The Workshop / Training Event:

  • Will be a proven need in the Manitoba media industry and/or answers a skill gap.
  • Will develop Manitoba’s labour force and infrastructure.
  • Will be evaluated by FTM.
  • Must be identified by FTM as a training priority.

Film Training Manitoba requires:

  • A written application outlining the workshop/training activity, including a complete breakdown of revenue and expenses.
  • The industry partner to be a company or recognized organization actively involved in the Manitoba media industry.
  • The industry partner to contribute a minimum of 30% of the training event costs.
  • Joint approval of the instructor, workshop format, and course content.
  • One FTM staff person to attend the workshop/ training activity.

Marketing and communication will include:

  • FTM to be fully recognized as a partner in the workshop/training activity.
  • FTM retains the right to photograph and market this workshop/training activity. FTM’s marketing may include the images and the names of the participants and well as organizations and industry partners, for promotional and reporting purposes. Please note: Photos may be published in print or used on the FTM website and newsletter, at the sole discretion of FTM.
  • FTM’s logo and/or name recognition on all promotional materials (ie: website, brochures, press releases, posters).
  • Advance approval of all drafted promotional material.


All partnership activities must meet the training requirements of FTM’s funders (see below).
FTM reserves the right to withdraw from the partnership if a minimum registration of six participants is not achieved three days prior to the event.

* * * FTM TRAINING PRIORITIES 2017 – 2018 * * *

Crew Training – Entry & Advanced Levels

Supervisory Skills – all departments

Advanced Scheduling & Budgeting – Movie Magic


Assistant Directing – 2nd & 3rd

Locations Department

Production Office / Production Coordinator

Post-Production & Editing

Art Department

Lighting and Grip Department

Sound Department

Costumes Department


Virtual Reality – development and project management


Writers, Directors, Producers – Intermediate & Advanced Level Workshops

Producers – budgeting & project management (all genres)

Business Affairs / Tax credit (all genres)



Accounting & Money management for producers / filmmakers

Writing – writing for documentary films

Writing – writing for low-budget films (all genres)

Career development consultation for writers

Documentary – Business of filmmaking

Logistics of shooting outside of Canada

Writing for documentaries

Marketing / Social Media Strategies

Directors – storyboarding, shot lists


Actors – Intermediate & Advanced Level Workshops

Safety Training / Set Orientation

Scene Study & Script analysis

Audition Techniques

Voice Work / Dialect Training

Business of Acting

Download the Application for 2017-18