Film Training Manitoba’s workshop training program was initiated to ensure that Manitoba’s film industry has qualified, highly-trained crewmembers in all craft areas. The goal of the program isto provide training to established technicians and production staff and expand the crew base of the local film industry.
FTM offers the required courses for membership to IATSE local 856 and the DGC Manitoba District Council. We also collaborate with industry partners to put together workshops and presentations that provide our local industry members with advanced training and professional development opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE: Film Training Manitoba does not provide course materials to non-workshop participants.
Workshops for people entering the industry, including the prerequisite courses for IATSE Local 856 and Local 669, as well as for the Director’s Guild of Canada – Manitoba District Council.
Courses and workshops aimed at existing crew who would like to advance their current skill level.
Courses designed for the professional advancement of writers, directors, and producers.
Tailored workshop and mentorship training for both existing and contract staff, as well as crew at production or industry related companies.
FTM Training Priorities 2017-2018
Crew Training – Entry & Advanced Levels
Supervisory Skills – all departments
Advanced Scheduling & Budgeting – Movie Magic
Assistant Directing – 2nd & 3rd
Production Office / Production Coordinator
Post-Production & Editing
Lighting and Grip 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
Voice Work / Dialect Training
Business of Acting