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Film Training Manitoba offers everything you need to get started and thrive in Manitoba’s fast growing film industry.

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Developing Manitoba’s Film and Television Industry through customized internships, mentorships, and upgrades.

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Two-Shot: A New Profile Film Industry Series Launches in Manitoba

Over the course of 2022-23, Film Training Manitoba (FTM) will be conducting a new public forum on jobs and careers in Manitoba’s film industry, entitled Two-Shot. With the growth of Manitoba’s film industry more post-secondary institutions and students are looking to connect with Manitoba’s industry professionals and Manitoba’s workforce development and training organization FTM is spearheading this new …


Introduction to the Construction Department with Russell Normand

When: October 22, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM (includes an hour lunch break)Where: 300-245 McDermot Ave – 4th floor classroomPrice:  IATSE 856 $25General/non-union – $30 Register here. Scroll down and select “Construction” About the course: During this one-day training session, veteran film professional Russell Normand will provide an introductory course on the construction department for the film and …


Film Training Manitoba Completes Screenwriting Intensive Lab with Collin Friesen

This past weekend a group of ten Manitoba based screenwriters completed an advanced screenwriting lab with Film Training Manitoba (FTM). This intensive training was designed to grow the participants skills and develop their feature film projects. During the sold-out session, LA based veteran screenwriter Collin Friesen (The Big White and Sorry for your Loss) coached …


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Breaking news! ACTRA Manitoba Awards are set for October 22, 2022. Congrats to all the nominees! 🙂SAVE THE DATE: Saturday October 22nd 2022. Hosted by Aleks Paunovic & Joanne Rodriguez @alekspaun @goatslice #actramb #actraawards Free to members.Visit for details. 🎥🎬📽 See MoreSee Less
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FTM is launching a new public forum on jobs and careers in the film industry! Two-shot, a moderated session will be held at the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business‘s Career Development Centre. This event is in partnership with DOC Manitoba and Merit Motion Pictures‘s Merit Jensen Carr will be the first speaker! 🎬 See MoreSee Less
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FTM is honoured to participate in the excellent MB Women in Trades Conference on November 16, 2022! Good work Trade Up Manitoba 👷‍♀️👍 See MoreSee Less
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Merit Motion Pictures spectacular, three-part landmark documentary series showcasing the natural history of the world’s largest and most important watershed premieres in Canada on TVO, TVO Today, and YouTube on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 9:00 PM See MoreSee Less
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On May 31, 2022 @ 7PM catch a free panel discussion with Khali Wenaus, Alisha Talbot, & Shelley Anthis as they talk about their experiences in the local film industry. Check out the event page for more details:

Spots are now available to non-union members! It is recommended those interested be available to attend both days of SWIFT. It is free to attend but space is limited and registration is first come first serve basis. Check out our website for more info:

Film Training Manitoba’s SWIFT event has been moved to June 10, 11 & 12. Previously confirmed participants, please reach out to if you have not received an email about the update.

Film Training Manitoba and Assiniboine Community College teamed up for a special workshop over the weekend to teach students critical skills that will be essential in helping grow the province’s thriving film industry. #bdnmb

Film Training Manitoba will be closed for winter break from December 18 to January 4. If you are looking to take online courses during the break, we are taking registrations until December 13th. Find more info about online courses here:

Alongside my colleague @cathycox, we had the pleasure to announce @filmtrainingmb Summit for Women in Film Trades. The summit takes place in January and will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate the diverse workforce in the booming Manitoba film industry. #AdvancingManitoba

#SaveTheDate MB Construction Sector Council, MB Home Builder’s Assoc., MB Heavy Construction Assoc., MB Building Trades, & WPG Construction Assoc. are hosting a 2-day #WomenInTrades #Conference, Feb18-19! Early Bird Registration starts Nov 15.
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