SWIFT – Day One – January 14, 2022 – SOLD OUT

Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and Respect in the Workplace Instructors:
Shelly Anthis & Puneet Chawla

Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm (9:00am – 10:00am – Participant registration and Continental Breakfast)
Location: RRC Polytech’s Innovation Centre (known as Manitou a bi Bii daziigae)
Address: 319 Elgin Ave
Room: Roundhouse Auditorium

Cost: Complimentary first-come first served registrations for exclusively for up to a maximum of 40 women and women identifying individuals for Day 1 of SWIFT.

Participants must register in advance to secure a spot.
Please message: info@filmtraining.mb.ca and provide your name, phone number, home address and your email.

Lunch: Catered lunch (During lunch panel – 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

    Opening Program for Day 1:

10:00am – Opening remarks from FTM’s Allison Bile

Opening Greetings from Meghan Chorney, Policy Analyst with the Manitoba Status of Women Secretariat, The Province for the Status of Women)

Introduction of Shelly Anthis & Puneet Chawla

    Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and Respect in the Workplace – Course description:

During this one-day training course, FTM SWIFT instructors Shelly Anthis and Puneet Chawla
will teach the participants an understanding of the filmmaking process and includes familiarity with the various procedures that are vitally important for communication and scheduling on a day-to-day basis.

Since productions can employ many people in diverse fields, crewmembers rely on set etiquette for standards of behavior, terminology, and communication between departments

Participants taking this training will learn about the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities and what is your part in creating a respectful workplace.

In a positive and supportive class dynamic, the instructors will engage with the participants and instruct the full lesson plan.

Topics Covered:
• Safety Awareness
• Explores the potential hazards
• procedures to follow in order to keep those around you safe and healthy.
• Participants receive instruction on the use of special protective equipment
• location of first aid and emergency response equipment
• procedural information regarding reportage of unsafe or potentially dangerous conditions
• Respect in the Workplace – Increase the understanding of discrimination, what is bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Puneet Chawla
Puneet had always found herself to be an odd duck, never quite being able to settle into 9-5 jobs. In January 2012 upon the suggestion of a friend who knew of her love for film & television, Puneet started taking smaller PA roles for fun on reality-based competition shows such as Canada’s Got Talent, & Winnipeg Comedy Fest. She found she loved the work so much but didn’t think it could ever be a full-time career. However, when a serendipitous opportunity came up to work on a Union Show (Prosecuting Casey Anthony) in June 2012 as a Set PA, Puneet made what some believed was a “risky” decision to give up her degree-related job and commit fully to the film industry. She took the required FTM courses, worked extremely hard to develop the appropriate skill sets needed for working on set, and soon after turned her lifelong passion for movies and television into a formal career. Puneet has now been working in the film industry for almost 10 years, primarily as a 3rd and 2nd Assistant Director and most recently in her new & challenging role as a Script Supervisor.

Shelly Anthis

Shelly has been a filmmaker and professional crewmember since 1999. Working in various capacities, as an Extras Casting Director and Location Scout has allowed Shelly to work closely with creative teams while growing her skills as a film technician. Working in production has aided Shelly to develop and instill a solid work ethic, while supporting and helping to create a harmonious set where filmmakers can flourish. With a passion to learn all facets of production, Shelly has enhanced her directing and producing skills in the Manitoba independent film scene and recently joined the City of Winnipeg’s Film and Special Events Office as the City Film Liaison. Shelly is a proud member of the Directors Guild of Manitoba as an Assistant Location Manager and loves to network with filmmakers of all genres.

12:30pm to 1:30pm there will be a one-hour panel discussion:

    Career Paths in the Film and Media Industry

Moderator: Rebecca Gibson

Panellists from:
New Media Manitoba
ICG 669

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Reception

Please note: FTM’s SWIFT is an in-person conference and will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with mandatory masks. All participants will be checking in with a COVID-19 Supervisor.

FTM is a non-for-profit charity of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.

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