In celebration of Film Training Manitoba’s 20th anniversary, the Carole Vivier Distinguished Builder Award was created to recognize Manitobans who have contributed outstanding years of service in building Manitoba’s film and television industry.
This award is named in honour Carole Vivier, O.M. and will be presented annually to a Manitoban that champions education, mentorship, and training in the film and television industry. Vivier is the former CEO and Film Commissioner for Manitoba Film & Music and led an unprecedented level of economic growth in Manitoba’s film and television industry.
In addition to her past work at MFM, Carole serves on the Board of Directors at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, and formerly, the National Screen Institute, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Canadian Film Centre Feature Film Advisory Committee, Burton Cummings Theatre Performing Arts Group, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Film Training Manitoba and the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities.
Vivier was also instrumental in bringing the JUNOS to Winnipeg in 2005 and was Co-Chair of the 2014 Winnipeg Juno Host Committee. Vivier was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and Canada. Vivier was also profiled in THE HEART OF WINNIPEG; a book published by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that profiles Manitoba based leaders.
Vivier is a recipient of the Order of Manitoba, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor benefiting in an outstanding manner the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.