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Developing Manitoba’s Film and Television Industry through customized internships, mentorships, and upgrades.

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Workforce Development Survey – June 2024

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) is developing programming for 2024 and beyond. We want to hear from Manitoba-based film and television professionals, companies, and members of our community about what kind of workforce training they’d like to attend or think our industry needs. Please complete this survey by March 21 at 4:30 p.m.. We’re looking forward …


The Deakins on Film Industry Training

Film Training Manitoba’s Executive Director Adam Smoluk recently connected with legendary cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins and his veteran continuity supervisor wife James Ellis Deakins at an informal film industry event.  The group’s discussion was requested by Smoluk to address how to deliver effective training within the film industry.  Sir Roger Deakins has collaborated multiple times with directors such as the Coen …


CTV Interview about Manitoba’s Film Industry with FTM’s Adam Smoluk

May 31, 2024 – Film Training Manitoba’s Executive Director Adam Smoluk was interviewed on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to discuss the film industry in Manitoba and why production companies keep coming back. You can read and watch the full article on CTV’s website: FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s …


The Screenwriter’s Inside View with Collin Friesen

August 10 & 11, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Location: 204 – 245 McDermot Ave.Registration Fee:  $120Required materials: The first five pages of your feature script must be submitted to by July 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM. Course Outline:  In recent years, screenwriters opening pages of their scripts have required a greater level …


Reel Career Profile Series: Quita Alfred

 Quita Alfred is an award-nominated costume designer with more than 35 years of experience working in and around the film industry. She is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has lived and worked in Toronto, Ontario since 1982. She now splits her time between the two cities.   Starting off as a sewer in the film …


FTM Survey on Training in the North and Rural Communities Results May 2024

Over the past several years, there have been suggestions from the Manitoba film community about the potential of more in-depth, in-person training in rural communities. In May 2024, Film Training Manitoba ran a poll and asked the following questions about potentially increasing training in rural communities: There were 108 cumulative responses from 27 participants with …


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Looks like a great session!We’re proud to announce that ILM General Manager and Lucasfilm SVP of Visual Effects, Janet Lewin, will be speaking on Monday at the 2024 Women in Animation World Summit at the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy! This year’s summit, themed “Stronger Together: The Equitable Future of Animation,” will examine emerging industry innovations and the power of community as we navigate the evolving animation landscape. Learn more: See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our friend Robert Hardy — a Manitoban making good! 😎Congratulations to Robert Hardy for being one of the recipients of the 2024 Yorkton Film Festival Builder’s award! This award is given to an individual or organization for outstanding contribution and dedication to the festival.Well deserved! See MoreSee Less
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What a super Saturday at the Cinematic Fundamentals course in partnership with The Directors Guild of Canada – Manitoba District Council and Winnipeg Film Group!With director: John Paizs! 🎬⭐🙌🏼@johnpaizsWe had a fantastic turn out! Thank you to everyone who attended! See MoreSee Less
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