Workshop Training

Film Training Manitoba’s workshop training program was initiated to ensure that Manitoba’s film industry has qualified, highly-trained crewmembers in all craft areas. The goal of the program isto provide training to established technicians and production staff and expand the crew base of the local film industry. FTM offers the required courses for membership to IATSE local 856 and the DGC Manitoba District Council. We also collaborate with industry partners to put together workshops and presentations that provide our local industry members with advanced training and professional development opportunities. PLEASE NOTE:  Film Training Manitoba does not provide course materials to non-workshop participants.

Entry Level Courses

Workshops for people entering the industry, including the prerequisite courses for IATSE Local 856 and Local 669, as well as for the Director’s Guild of Canada – Manitoba District Council.

Advanced Level Courses

Courses and workshops aimed at existing crew who would like to advance their current skill level.

Professional Development

Courses designed for the professional advancement of writers, directors, and producers.

Actor Training

HR Professional Development Fund

Tailored workshop and mentorship training for both existing and contract staff, as well as crew at production or industry related companies.    

FTM Training Priorities 2017-2018

  Crew Training – Entry & Advanced Levels Supervisory Skills – all departments Advanced Scheduling & Budgeting – Movie Magic   Accounting Assistant Directing – 2nd & 3rd Locations Department Production Office / Production Coordinator Post-Production & Editing   Art Department Lighting and Grip Department Sound Department Costumes Department   Cinematography Virtual Reality – development and project management   Animation Technicians   Writers, Directors, Producers – Intermediate & Advanced Level Workshops Producers – budgeting & project management (all genres) Business Affairs / Tax credit (all genres) Pitching Distribution Accounting & Money management for producers / filmmakers   Writing – writing for documentary films Writing – writing for low-budget films (all genres) Career development consultation for writers   Documentary – Business of filmmaking Logistics of shooting outside of Canada Writing for documentaries Marketing / Social Media Strategies   Directors – storyboarding, shot lists   Actors – Intermediate & Advanced Level Workshops Safety Training / Set Orientation Scene Study & Script analysis Audition Techniques Voice Work / Dialect Training Business of Acting