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SWIFT Report: 2022

Over three days in June 2022, Film Training Manitoba (FTM) partnered with over 30 organizations to launch Canada’s first Summit for Women in Film Trades (SWIFT).  Select partners included the Department for the Status of Women, IATSE 856, and the DGC-MDC. FTM gathered labour market information in 2021 and noted less than 30 percent of Manitobans …

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SOLD OUT – FIRST FIVE AND FIRST LOOKS – HOW TO GET YOUR SCRIPT NOTICED

August 13 & 14, 2022 at 10:00AM – 3:30PM  Location: 245 McDermot Ave (4th floor) Registration Fee: $120 SOLD OUT – To register online click here and select ‘Screenwriting with Collin Friesen’ from the list of courses. Once you have registered for the course and received a confirmation from FTM, please submit your materials to: info@filmtraining.mb.ca and please put in the …

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Ellen Rutter Awarded FTM’s Inaugural SWIFT Award 2022

Long-serving film industry professional Ellen Rutter has been awarded the first FTM Summit for Women in Film Trades (SWIFT) Award.  This award was presented on the last day the conference and will be an annual SWIFT award. “FTM’s Board of Directors unanimously selected Ellen for this honour. We deeply appreciate her commitment to our industry and support of …

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FTM’s Summit for Women in Film Trades (SWIFT) 2022 Launches June 10!

In November 2021,  Film Training Manitoba (FTM) announced the launched Canada’s first Summit for Women in Film Trades (SWIFT), which is a ground-breaking initiative to increase the number of women and individuals identifying as women working in Manitoba’s film industry. SWIFT runs June 10, 11 & 12, 2022 and the entire event is sold out …

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Film Training Manitoba Supports Special Screening at STAND! The Musical

FTM and Manitoba Film and Music (MFM) recently supported two free screenings of the Stand! Movie at the historic Burton Cummings Theatre which took place on May 28 and 29, 2022.  After the film screening, the film’s creators Danny Schur, Rick Chafe, Jeff Peeler and one of the lead actors Gabriel Daniels were joined by FTM’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk and Intern Film Commissioner …

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FTM and Tec-Voc Partner to Provide Film Industry Training for Students

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) is partnering with Technical Vocational High School (Tec-Voc) to conduct a series of film training courses and career coaching sessions for the Broadcasting/Media Arts students for the spring of 2022.   “FTM and Tec-Voc have a great history of working collaboratively and we’re very honoured to support the next generation of talented …

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FTM’s Adam Smoluk Interviewed in McMaster Profile Series

McMaster University Continuing Education (MCE) has launched an interview video which is part of a series focused on distinguished alumni and Film Training Manitoba (FTM)’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk is one of the featured subjects. The profile series is designed to showcase MCE alumni and encourage lifelong learning within Canada’s labour market.  “I was very …

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