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Funding Opportunities and the Application Process

November 1, 2014 - November 2, 2014


featuring Business Affairs Specialist & Producer Colette Johnson-Vosberg

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Saturday, Nov. 1st  & Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014  |  10:00 am – 4:30 pm  |  $100

Red River College – Princess Street Campus (160 Princess St.), Room W206

   As a filmmaker and producer, you are constantly on the lookout for new funding opportunities to help get your productions off the ground. Moreover, after identifying the ideal funding sources, it’s imperative that you know how to appropriately apply for such funds in order to maximize your chances at accessing these financing streams. Over the course of this two-day workshop, participants will learn about the various types of film & television funding opportunities in Canada, what they specifically fund, and the eligibility criteria for each. Furthermore, tax credit applications will be explored in depth as well. Participants will partake in sample exercises involving the preparation of applications and deliverables for various funds, including the Canadian Media Fund and the Bell Fund.   The following topics will be covered:   A.  Opportunities for Funding
  • Private funding – Bell Fund, Rogers, Harold Greenburg Foundation, sponsors, etc.
  • Government funding – Canada Media Fund (including performance envelope, POV, experimental stream, regional bonus funds), Telefilm Canada, Manitoba funds, CAVCO
  • Co-Productions
  • Crowd funding – Indigogo, Kickstarter, DOC.org
  B.  Fund Applications and Deliverables
  • Analyzing applications (what a fund is looking for)
  • Application document checklist
  • Deliverables in a funding contract
  • Final cost report documents and check list
  About the Instructor COLETTE JOHNSON-VOSBERG’s business affairs expertise started with the specialty channel team at Global TV, where she contracted and managed deliverables for both original programming and acquisitions. A few years later, she managed the business and legal departments at Vision TV and ZoomerMedia Television, which entailed relationship building with producers and international distributors. Working for government funding agencies such as Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Media Fund gave Colette the expertise of how competitive funding works and what they look for in the application process. Currently, Colette is providing services to clients in the role of producing, writing private and government funding applications, tax credit applications, contracting and connecting people to people.   ************************************************************************************************************** Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours. We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.
  Course Registration Registration can be done in one of two ways: In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.   Cancellation Policy 
  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.
   Breaks and Refreshments All course participants are responsible for their own lunch.


November 1, 2014
November 2, 2014


Film Training Manitoba


Red River College – Princess Street Campus, Room W206
160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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