Smoluk Named Chair of the Advisory Committee overseeing RRC Polytech’s Digital Film & Media Production Program

Film Training Manitoba (FTM)’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk has been named as the Chair of the Advisory Committee overseeing Red River College Polytechnic’s new Digital Film and Media Production Post-graduate program. This is a post-graduate diploma program that prepares students for careers in film and media production. The participants will learn industry-standard techniques and get practical experience working with state-of-the-art equipment in a studio and on location.  

“As a graduate of RRC Polytechnic, I’m honoured to support the continued development of this important program to grow the next generation of content creators in Manitoba,” said Smoluk.  

This program is designed for graduates of post-secondary media programs and industry professionals who wish to elevate their skills as producers, videographers, and editors. It connects post-secondary students to the local film industry and gives the student the knowledge to run their own business as a producer and freelance entrepreneurs.  

In this program, the students learn to produce videos, live productions, social media content, and motion graphics using professional equipment, including 4K video production equipment and video drones. Students also broaden their skill set and learn to manage a digital media business, work effectively as part of a professional film crew, and access media production funding from various sources. 

Smoluk has been with FTM since 2006 and was promoted six times to the senior executive position. Adam graduated with a Business Administration diploma from McMaster University and with honours from RRC Polytech’s Human Resource Management and Management Development programs. He earned a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) Senior Certified Professional designation. He completed micro-credential certificates in career and employment coaching from the University of Winnipeg and Leading through Conflict, Emotional Intelligence, and French Essentials from Western University.  

He was selected to RRC Polytechnic’s billboard campaign for distinguished alumni and he delivered commencement addresses at two of his alma maters, McMaster University and RRC Polytechnic. 

He studied on scholarship at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University and was the youngest person ever selected to the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Features First Program for professional filmmakers. He was the sole writer from the Americas awarded selection to the 2016 eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriting Program in Lindau, Germany. 

Smoluk has extensive experience providing programming support to Canadian post-secondary schools; he currently serves on RRC Polytech’s Information and Cultural Industries Strategic Council, and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology’s micro-credential industry advisory committee. He served on McMaster University’s micro-credential review committee, and he has served on a programming review committee for McMaster. For over a decade, Smoluk has served as a mentor for the University of Manitoba’s Career Mentorship program. 

For more information on this program please follow this link:  

FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program (through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs). FTM conducts workforce development and training to build a highly skilled and adaptable film industry 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.