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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 info@filmtraining.mb.ca by July 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM. Course Outline:  In recent years, screenwriters opening pages of their scripts have required a greater level …

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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 …

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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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FascinAsian Film Festival Set to Launch in Winnipeg on Friday!

May 21, 2024 – Winnipeg, Manitoba  The excitement of the FascinAsian Film Festival is set for a fever pitch this week as a wide collection of cutting-edge film screenings, training sessions, and festival awards are taking place in Winnipeg from May 24th to 26th.  The FascinAsian Film Festival celebrates Asian contributions to the film and media landscape …

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Intro to Final Draft & Movie Magic with Aaron Graham (In Partnership with the Directors Guild of Canada – Manitoba District Council)

Location: Film Training Manitoba Training Space (204-245 McDermot Ave.)Date: July 20, 2024 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)Registration Fee: General pubic: $60.00DGC members & permittees: $30.00 About the workshop: This course will serve as an introduction to the basics of both programs as well as the specific techniques of each. You will learn the essential formatting, …

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