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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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Increasing awareness of job opportunities across Manitoba.

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

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Supervisory Series with Holly Palmer – In partnership with DGC-MDC

When: August 27th & September 10th, 202210 AM to 1 PMWhere: Online via ZoomPrice: $50 deposit (DGC-MDC members and apprentices)note: No shows will not receive refunds as per FTM’s cancellation policy Register here. Scroll down and select “Supervisory Series” About the course: Using scenarios from the media production industry, participants will develop skills that can be applied on set, in …


Film Lighting Intensive with Joao Holowka – Accelerator Program

When: August 27th to 28th 10 AM to 4 PM (includes an hour lunch break)Where: William F. White Price: General – $95 IATSE 856 members and permittees – $75 Register here. Scroll down and select “Film Lighting Intensive” About the course: This professional development course is for individuals interested in learning and developing their skills …


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman Law Firm Publishes Article About Entertainment Law

The article highlights some high-level information on Shopping Agreements and Option & Purchase agreements in the context of film production. Find the article here. 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 builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry …


Film Training Manitoba Workforce Development Survey July 2022

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) is developing programming for the rest of 2022 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 they think our industry needs. As a member of the Province of Manitoba Sector …


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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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