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Posted: Dec 5, 2008 TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR NSI FEATURES FIRST TRAINING
National Screen Institute announces teams selected
to develop their feature films with NSI Features First
Posted: Dec 2, 2008 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE FUNNY
TAC.tv ANIMATION CONTEST
Winner to be announced on December 3
Posted: Nov 6, 2008 Whistler Film Fest Announces Memorial Tribute to Producer William Vince
‘The Whistler Film Festival is honored to be the host of this special tribute to William Vince, whose work in so many ways remains an inspiration to us all," says Festival Director Shauna Hardy Mishaw.
Celebrating William Vince tickets can be purchased online at www.whistlerfilmfestival.com. A portion of the evening’s ticket proceeds (50%) will be donated to the British Columbia Film Foundation with BC Film matching the funds donated. The total proceeds will go towards BC Film’s William Vince Scholarship Fund
Posted: Nov 6, 2008 Whistler Film Festival -
The 2008 Whistler Film Festival lineup includes record number of premieres. Special presentations include a Tribute to one of Canada’s most celebrated actors Donald Sutherland on December 6 and a Memorial Tribute to Producer William Vince on December 5. Check out the Film & Events Guide. Or read the releases.
Posted: Nov 4, 2008 Winnipeg Film Group welcomes Kristy Muckosky as Cinematheque Operations Coordinator
The Cinematheque Operations Coordinator is a new position within our organization. In this role, Kristy will oversee the quality of the audience experience, as well as big picture operational development for our presentation wing. Kristy joins a staff team dedicated to our Cinematheque that includes Dave Barber and Kier-La Janisse.
Kristy can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 925-3459. If you have feedback related to our Cinematheque’s operational and technical development, please don’t hesitate to contact Kristy.
Winnipeg Film Group
Posted: Oct 8, 2008 The Harold Greenberg Fund Launches New Documentary Fund
September 24, 2008 (Toronto) — Astral Media The Harold Greenberg Fund is pleased to announce the launch of a new documentary fund during the Vancouver International Film Festival’s Film & Television Forum. The new fund of $585,000 will target independent documentary film producers with a Western Canadian focus. The envelope of money for investment in documentary filmmaking that will be managed by The Harold Greenberg Fund has been allocated from residual obligations from the benefits associated with the Standard Radio/Telemedia transaction.
Astral Media The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg is a national funding organization established to contribute to the development and production of high-calibre film and television productions. Supported by Astral Media, The Fund/Le Fonds has invested over $66 million in the Canadian film and television industry since its inception in 1986. For more information, please visit www.astralmedia.com/TheFund.
For more information
Posted: Oct 6, 2008 MANITOBA MUSIC WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WINNIPEG, MB - Manitoba Music, formerly the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association (MARIA), is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive director, Sara Stasiuk.
Posted: Oct 1, 2008 PROVINCE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT
industry is the goal of the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit,
launched this week by Science, Technology, Energy and Mines
Minister Jim Rondeau.
The tax credit is now available to companies developing and
producing interactive digital media projects in Manitoba.
"We want the next generation of digital media artists
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 The WNDX Artists' Essentials Series
Friday, October 10 | 1 PM to 3 PM – Cinematheque
PANEL DISCUSSION: DISTRIBUTION AND DIFFUSION OF ARTIST-DRIVEN FILMS with programmers / curators Alex Rogalski (Toronto) and Pim Zweir (Amsterdam), facilitated by Monica Lowe, Distribution Coordinator with the Winnipeg Film Group
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 Digital Media Pilot Program Streams from the Canadian Television Fund
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 All-Party Forum on the Arts
All-Party Forum on the Arts
Tuesday, October 7 - 12 noon to 1:30 pm
Tom Hendry Theatre (formerly the MTC Warehouse)
140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 MEET THE BROADCASTER OVERVIEW - MICHAEL KOT, VP FACTUAL CONTENT, CANWEST BROADCASTING
On Screen Manitoba & DOC Winnipeg presented the Meet the Broadcaster Breakfast Event Friday, September 19, 2008, at the Fort Garry Hotel. The following is useful information included in Michael Kot's (VP Factual Content) presentation.
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 Guidelines available for the Canwest - Hot Docs Development and Completion Funds
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Canwest are pleased to announce the launch of the Canwest-Hot Docs Funds, consisting of a $3-million completion fund and a $1-million development fund. Canwest’s $4-million infusion into the Canadian documentary production community via the Funds will provide much-needed financial support to filmmakers facing financing gaps at critical stages in their projects. Hot Docs will manage and disperse the Funds’ benefit monies over the next seven-year period.
Visit http://tinyurl.com/5bea4k for more information
Source: DOC e-blast"
Posted: Sep 22, 2008 Loonie wins best film: NSI Online Short Film Festival
Posted: Sep 16, 2008 nextMEDIA – Monetizing Digital Media - Schedule Now Online
Schedule Now Online
Returning to Toronto at CiRCA
Posted: Sep 11, 2008 new Telefilm Canada program launched in partnership with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Using a modular approach, the program targets projects at various stages of development, taking them from outline to treatment, treatment to first draft and first draft to subsequent stages, including packaging. At each stage, participants will benefit from a combination of training, professional development and personalized mentorship activities as well as financial support.
Source: Telefilm Press Release
Posted: Sep 5, 2008 NSI News - Funding cuts to the national training schools
Further to the open letter that NSI, CFC and L’INIS sent last week to Minister Josée Verner, we're asking all friends of NSI to send a copy of this same letter to their individual Member of Parliament and to help in other ways as well.
Posted: Sep 4, 2008 WFW Launches a NEW Website
We are thrilled to announce that WFW has a brand new website!! You will still find us at the same place (http://www.whites.com <http://www.whites.com/> ) but the site has a brand new look and feel.
Posted: Aug 28, 2008 GEMINI NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series
A Life in a Landscape
Best History Documentary Program
p. Andy Blicq
Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series
Til Debt Do Us Part
p. Jamie Brown
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 Announcement of the 2008 MPPIA Short Film Award
MPPIA Announces 2008 MPPIA Short Film Award
in Partnership with BC Film and the Whistler Film Festival:
Application Deadline Wednesday, September 24
Posted: Aug 26, 2008 The Playback Innovations Forum - October 28, 2008
The first event in the series will focus on content - what's working and who's doing it well - and we're bringing together a stellar line up of international industry movers and shakers. Speakers confirmed already include Emmy-winning James Manos, Jr., creator of Dexter; Emmy-nominated, Mad Men creative Robin Veith and Flashpoint head writer Tassie Cameron.
We’ve got a very special offer to those of you who sign up early! Click here to register.
And don’t forget
Posted: Aug 19, 2008 WCMA Responds to Recent Cuts to Cultural Programs
The Canadian music industry has an international reputation as producers of some of the finest artists in the world.
The Western Canadian Music Alliance intends to work with music-based organizations across the country to engage the government to reconsider their position on the cancellation of the Trade Routes and ProMart initiatives. The past has taught us that if you dismantle the cultural railroad it may become impossible to rebuild.
For more information please contact:
Western Canadian Music Alliance
For more stories on this topic
Posted: Aug 14, 2008 Bon Voyage Michael Drabot – Aug 28
The Manitoba film industry invites you to join us in thanking Michael Drabot for his many years of hard work & commitment to the industry.
Posted: Aug 13, 2008 DOC TALK at Whistler Cultivates Relationships with Documentary Film Industry
Call for submissions to Pitch Fest West
Posted: Aug 7, 2008 ACADEMY OF CANADIAN CINEMA & TELEVISION ANNOUNCES 2008 – 2009 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"In its celebration of the great creative achievements of the film and television industries
Posted: Aug 7, 2008 Dates Announced for nextMEDIA - Monetizing Digital Media
nextMEDIA – Monetizing Digital Media returns to Toronto
Posted: Aug 6, 2008 Film Festival Closes with Sell Out Crowds
The major industry events drew a sold out audience to hear panelist Paul Gross, Liz Jarvis, Sarah Timmins, Paul Barkin and moderator Phyllis Laing. talk about getting your films to distributors and their experiences in doing so. A candid and humorous interview followed with Robert Enright getting into the mind of Guy Maddin, who expressed how thrilled he was to have "My Winnipeg” screened in the historic Gimli Theatre.
Posted: Aug 6, 2008 Limited Edition Guy Maddin Prints Available
Plug In Editions & Martha Street Studios present
Limited Edition Serigraph Artist Print
by Guy Maddin
Posted: Jul 31, 2008 BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT
Posted: Jul 29, 2008 INFORMATION RELEASE: THIRD APPLICATION WINDOW DEADLINE
July 28, 2008, Winnipeg, Manitoba - MANITOBA FILM & SOUND is offering an additional application window for specific dramatic and documentary projects for the 2008 Market Driven Television Financing Program.
The deadline is set as follows:
Posted: Jul 25, 2008 GIMME SOME TRUTH: THE WINNIPEG DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 NSI meets target for Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary
The National Screen Institute is proud to announce the $25,000 target for the Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary has been met
Posted: Jul 22, 2008 New this week: NSI Online Short Film Festival
Two new films and audio interviews have been added to the NSI Online Short Film Festival.
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 New films this week in the NSI Online Short Film Festival
Two new films and audio interviews have been added to the NSI Online Short Film Festival.
Nobody Likes a Mime - director Andrew Lima
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 Freeze Frame/Manitoba Provincial Parks
Freeze Frame Partners with Manitoba Provincial Parks for Video Production Workshops
WINNIPEG- Freeze Frame
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 PART 2: WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT, WHERE I WANT - STATE OF THE WEB AND OTHER PLATFORMS
Welcome to the second installment of On Screen Manitoba’s limited series on the state of the web and other platforms written by our own tech-guru Angela Browne. Let us know what other subjects you would like to see featured, we want your input!
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 Banff Venture Forum 2008
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 Video Pool Media Arts Centre presents Robert Hengeveld's "Staging the Gap"""
Winnipeg, MB (July 10, 2008) – Video Pool Media Arts Centre is very pleased to present Staging the Gap, a provocative media installation by Toronto-based artist, Robert Hengeveld.
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 2009-10 Federal Budget Consultations
The Standing Committee on Finance has announced it is receiving submissions for the 2009-10 federal budget consultations. This is an opportunity for the public to put forward recommendations and other ideas about what the 2009-10 federal budget should contain.
The CCA will be releasing in a few days its comprehensive Analysis of the 2008-09 Federal Budget, which should help organizations and individuals in crafting any submission they plan to make to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The CCA has already indicated its desire to appear in front of the Committee and will be consulting with its members on the pre-budget submission in the coming weeks.
Source: CCA Bulletin"
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 LIVE ONLINE DISCUSSION FOR STORIES OF CHANGE, SUNDANCE|SKOLL FUNDING INITIATIVE
The deadline to apply is August 15
For more background on this topic
Posted: Jul 17, 2008 CFTPA Apppoints Free Trade Negotiator To Negotiate With Broadcasters
The Canadian Film and Television Production Association announced today that Gordon Ritchie, one of the principle architects of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, has joined its negotiating team to secure fairer deals for program rights from the major private over-the-air television networks, as well as CBC.
"On the eve of commencing historic terms of trade negotiations
Posted: Jul 9, 2008 TELEFILM CANADA FINANCES THE PRODUCTION OF 3 ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PROJECTS
Telefilm Canada finances the production of 3 English-language projects through the Canada Feature Film Fund
Posted: Jul 9, 2008 FEATURE ARTICLE: WHAT I WANT, WHEN I WANT, WHERE I WANT - STATE OF THE WEB AND OTHER PLATFORMS
Welcome to the first of two special installments brought to you by On Screen Manitoba, featuring useful information on the state of the web and other platforms written by our own tech-guru Angela Browne. Let us know what you think of this new addition... Is this useful and interesting to you? What else do you want to know about? Email your ideas to email@example.com.
Membership & Operations Coordinator
On Screen Manitoba
Many have embraced the Internet as a source of all things entertainment and news. Many enjoy Web entertainment in addition to traditional cable TV
Posted: Jul 7, 2008 BANFF WORLD TELEVISION FESTIVAL/NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL PASSPORT PROGRAM
Open For Submissions
Click Here To Download the Application Form
Posted: Jul 7, 2008 SPECIAL MESSAGE - WILLIAM VINCE
Source: Academy E-Bulletin - July 2, 2008
Posted: Jul 3, 2008 NSI Storytellers seeks Aboriginal directors
Aboriginal people interested in directing for television are encouraged to apply for the NSI Storytellers director phase which offers the opportunity to develop television directing skills through an intensive training week and an internship on a western-based television series destined for broadcast in Canada.
The training is offered by the National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) .
The deadline for applications is Friday
Posted: Jul 2, 2008 NSI announces Jim Murphy Filmmakers Bursary
In keeping with Jim’s incomparable film distribution
Posted: Jul 2, 2008 NSI launches new website
National Screen Institute launches new website with industry centre and film festival
Posted: Jul 2, 2008 Canwest-Hot Docs Funds
The Canwest-Hot Docs Completion Fund will provide up to $100,000 (limited to a maximum of 20% of a project’s budget) for production companies to complete specific projects. The Completion Fund is open to producers who have attracted demonstrated market interest in their documentaries. The Completion Fund will support up to nine projects per year.
Visit the Hot Docs website for guidelines and upcoming application deadlines.
Source: WIFT-T Newsletter"
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 Telefilm Canada teams up with the TVA-HEC Montreal television and film management program
The competition for the $3,200 bursaries is primarily intended for managers permanently employed by a Canadian television or film production or distribution company. Special consideration will be given to applications from companies or managers working outside of Montréal and from visible minority or Aboriginal communities in Quebec.
For more information:
Mélanie Larente (Medias)
(514) 283-0838 #2014 ou 1 800 567-0890
Source: Telefilm Press Release"
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 New funding from APTN
by: Staff Jun 23, 2008
APTN has teamed with Telefilm Canada on a seven-digit funding effort to boost feature filmmaking among Aboriginals. The cable channel says it will put $250,000 each year over the next three years into a new development/mentorship program, with Telefilm putting in another $1.2 million.
Posted: Jun 24, 2008 Winnipeg Arts Council: Announces WAC Awards Recipients
WINNIPEG ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2008 ARTS AWARDS RECOGNIZING
Posted: Jun 18, 2008 23rd ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS - Call For Jurors
Top 5 reasons to be a Gemini juror:
1) the chance to see what kind of television programming your peers are producing
2) the opportunity to take part in identifying and rewarding outstanding Canadian television
3) a discount on tickets to the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards
4) a delicious meal and all the coffee you can drink
5) the particularly excellent thank-you party for jury members only
Juries are scheduled for June and July 2008. Your participation is essential to the success of the Gemini Awards. Please visit http://geminiawards.ca/juror.cfm and sign up online!
Source: Academy Press Release"
Posted: Jun 17, 2008 PROVINCE PROVIDES $1.3 MILLION TO CERCLE MOLIÈRE THEATRE
Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson and Finance Minister Greg Selinger, minister responsible for French language services, today announced $1.3 million in funding for the new 125-seat Cercle Molière theatre.
Posted: Jun 11, 2008 New NSI Totally Television teams announced & development deal for graduating team
NSI Totally Television is a training program designed to help writer/producer teams fine-tune their TV series ideas and work towards landing a broadcast development deal.
For more information on the NSI Totally Television program
Posted: Jun 11, 2008 CTF Announces By-law Amendments and Appoints New Chair, Board Members
June 10, 2008 (Toronto) - The Canadian Television Fund (CTF) announced today that amendments have been approved by its Members to By-law No. 8 to admit the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE) as a member of the CTF. The CCCE replaces the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA) and the direct-to-home (DTH) Member. It has the right to nominate three cable and two DTH representatives as Directors to the Board.
Posted: Jun 10, 2008 Canadian Television Fund Responds to CRTC Recommendations
June 6, 2008 (Toronto) – The Canadian Television Fund (CTF), today issued a statement in response to the CRTC’s recommendations regarding the future of the funding agency.
Posted: Jun 10, 2008 TYNDALLWOOD WESTERN TOWN BACKLOT-OVERVIEW
TYNDALLWOOD WESTERN TOWN BACKLOT
- Specific buildings can be moved to create custom town design
- 75 acres
Posted: Jun 4, 2008 Canada Feature Film Fund - Updated program guidelines available online
Canada Feature Film Fund: Industry Advisory New Information English and French-language Development, Production Marketing Guidelines now online
Posted: Jun 2, 2008 ACTRA MANITOBA - 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
ACTRA Anniversary Celebration: 7:30 p.m.
Red River College Exchange Campus – Atrium
160 Princess Street (between William Ave. & Elgin Ave.)
Please use Elgin Entrance (parking lot on corner of Elgin & Princess)
ACTRA Manitoba is 50 years old – join them for a great celebration. Evelyne Anderson will give a brief reminiscence of the early ACTRA years in Manitoba. Sharon Bajer is preparing an early radio drama and Ron Paley’s Trio will play. Complementary refreshments and cash bar .
Please RSVP to Rob Macklin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Jun 2, 2008 NSI Storytellers training program
The deadline for applications is Friday
Posted: Jun 2, 2008 National Screen Institute joins Canadian film panel at Winnipeg International Film Festival
Posted: May 27, 2008 Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival Announces 2008 Golden Sheaf Award Winners
The Golden Sheaf Award winners were announced during the 61st Annual Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Awards Gala on Saturday May 24, 2008. Awards in 18 genre categories, 3 craft categories and Special awards were given to Canadian Short filmmakers.
Posted: May 22, 2008 NSI NEWS
Winnipeg, MB – Rogers has reinforced its commitment to the continued training of Canadian writers
Posted: May 22, 2008 WIFT- Toronto: 2008 Feature Film Writing Program and Women Writers Workshop
The Women Writers Workshop will follow the first, emerging module of the Feature Film Writing Program. Developed for emerging to intermediate women screenwriters who have a treatment or first draft, it will work toward the development of their next draft of a feature script.
For more information on the programs, visit www.wift.com.
Source: Women in Film and Television-Toronto Press Release"
Posted: May 21, 2008 Sean Garrity wins Jury Special Mention Award at the Brussels Short Film Festival
Caught in the act, "Sean Garrity tries to recall his grade 12 French when accepting the Jury Special Mention Award at the Brussels Short Film Festival (May 3
Posted: May 21, 2008 Boot camp begins for inaugural NSI playWRITE participants
Source: NSI Press Release"
Posted: May 21, 2008 NSI New Voices students begin training
Trinity Bruce – Winnipeg, MB
- Dion Desjarlais – Winnipeg, MB
- Ashley Hirt – Winnipeg, MB
- Daniel Jebb – Winnipeg, MB
- Alanais Moar – Winnipeg, MB
- Fawnda Neckoway – Winnipeg, MB
- Kelvin Robertson – Winnipeg, MB
- Marjorie Roden – Winnipeg, MB
- Florence Spence – Winnipeg, MB
Aboriginal students chosen for film and TV training in NSI New Voices 2008
Posted: May 14, 2008 Students chosen for inaugural NSI playWRITE program
Winnipeg – After receiving applications and online pitches from across the country
Posted: May 14, 2008 SARAH POLLEY TO BE HONOURED AT SIFT 2008
The Summer Institute of Film and Television (SIFT) 2008 lineup just got a little bit hotter. This year at SIFT, Sarah Polley will receive the first-ever Anthony Minghella Memorial Award in front of SIFT faithful. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to Canada's screen industry.
Posted: May 14, 2008 CTV confirms a five-year funding commitment to the National Screen Institute
Posted: May 14, 2008 Freeze Frame Announces Development of Youth Film Exchange
Winnipeg- Freeze Frame, Winnipeg’s Media Arts Centre for Young People, is pleased to announce the advancement of its human rights video exchange project with Alsace through the arrival of French filmmaker and Petites Vues film festival director Mariana Santillan.
Posted: May 7, 2008 Canadian Television Fund Adds $12M to Production Funding
Source: CTF Press Release"
Posted: May 7, 2008 NFB IMAGES LAUNCHES AT HOT DOCS 2008
Toronto, April 23, 2008 – The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching a new Web destination for stock footage professionals: NFB IMAGES www.nfb.ca/images. The site will be launched as part of an avant-premiere industry event open to Hot Doc delegates and members of the Canadian film making industry on April 23
Posted: May 7, 2008 MIP REVIEW
Source: MIP Review Press Release"
Posted: May 7, 2008 New Canadian Television Fund Incentive Balances Cross-country Production
Source: CTF Press Release
Canadian Television Fund
Phone: (416) 214-4441
Posted: Apr 28, 2008 NSI playWRITE training program announcement
National Screen Institute announces BioWare
Posted: Apr 24, 2008 TELEFILM CANADA AT SHOWCANADA 2008
Source: Telefilm Canada Press Release
Posted: Apr 24, 2008 Video Pool Media Arts Centre Celebrates 25 Exciting Years
Posted: Apr 24, 2008 2008 NEW CREATIONS FUND grant program for arts organizations
Deadline for Final Application: May 27, 2008
The purpose of this program is to encourage and support creativity in Winnipeg by making funding available that enables the creation of significant and innovative new works of art in any discipline or combination of disciplines, the scope of which may not otherwise be possible. Projects supported by this program should have the potential to make significant contributions to the art forms they represent and to the enjoyment of the people of Winnipeg. A new two-part flexible award structure allows access to support in the earliest stages of a new work, and rewards excellence in the latter stages when the shape and direction of the new work can be ascertained.
For more information and to download the application guidelines, which include the eligibility and evaluation criteria, please visit www.winnipegarts.ca
Source: Winnipeg Arts Council Press Release"
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 UNDERSTANDING THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD AUDIOVISUAL NUMBER (ISAN)
Video-on-demand, cell phone downloads, YouTube, Blu-Ray: The ways audiences connect with programming are multiplying at a dizzying pace. How can you keep track? There is a way. Come and hear about this internationally accepted unique identifier that stays with your production from development to vault.
Winnipeg, May 09 -- NFB Screening Room, 300 - 136 Market Ave.
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at all locations.
For more information: www.academy.ca/email/ISAN.pdf
Please RSVP to the Academy at email@example.com
Source: Academy E-Bulletin"
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 NSI ANNOUNCES PAUL GROSS AS HONORARY CHAIR
Posted: Apr 22, 2008 WHISTLER FILM FEST ANNOUNCES 2008 WHISTLER STORIES WINNERS
Whistler, BC (April 21, 2008) – The Whistler Film Festival is pleased to announce this year’s group of B.C. filmmakers to win the Whistler Stories Short Film Commission Competition. Whistler Stories is a legacy program for the Whistler area in advance of the 2010 Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Games. Slated to run annually until 2010, a jury selects up to four projects per year to receive a commission of $5,000 to create a short film (five minutes in length) based on stories from Whistler and surrounding area. Successful projects must also celebrate at least one of the Olympic pillars of culture, environment, education and/or sport. The four winning filmmakers will start pre-production on their scripts immediately and completed films will receive their world premiere screenings at the 2008 Whistler Film Festival, taking place December 4 to 7.
Posted: Apr 11, 2008 MANITOBA ANNOUNCES AN UP-TO 65% TAX CREDIT!
Posted: Apr 8, 2008 Canadian Television Fund Launches Newsletter to Celebrate Canadian TV
"interacTVity” features exclusive interviews with industry leaders and
talent on both sides of the camera
Posted: Mar 27, 2008 NSI Global Marketing training prepares Canadian television producers for MIPTV
Posted: Mar 27, 2008 Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund iPitch $10,000 Development Prize
In the digital era, television programs can't compete if they don't have an associated interactive component. Digital producers are creating cutting edge interactive content, and leading broadcasters are supporting interactive projects on multiple platforms to engage a wider audience and spice up traditional television. Television and digital producers are encouraged to submit their interactive cross-platform project ideas for the opportunity to pitch and win up to $10,000 for the development of their project.
Posted: Mar 20, 2008 Winners in Young Filmmakers’ Contests Announced at Freeze Frame
Winnipeg -- Freeze Frame, International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages, celebrated rising young Canadian filmmakers at the Wee Reels and Reel Views 2008 Video Contest Awards Gala on March 17, 2008.
Posted: Mar 12, 2008 LEGISLATURE TO REOPEN APRIL 9 WITH INTRODUCTION OF 2008 BUDGET
The government will continue to build on Manitobans' priorities and move our province forward," said Selinger. ""The 2008 budget will invest in important social programs
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 SMPIA Announces Showcase 2008 Nominees!!
The Velvet Devil, produced by WestWind Pictures leads the field with 12 nominations including recognition for Best Female Performance (Andrea Menard) and Best Original Score (Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh and Rob Bryanton). The Velvet Devil is a feature-length film set in 1945 about a young, small town Metis woman and her quest for fame and fortune.
Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story produced by Kevin DeWalt of Regina-based Minds Eye Entertainment (9 nominations), renegadepress.com produced by Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint of Vérité Films (8 nominations), Wapos Bay produced by Dennis and Melanie Jackson, and Anand Ramayya of Wapos Bay Productions (7 nominations) and Corner Gas produced by Virginia Thompson of Vérité Films (6 nominations) round out the field of leaders.
A comprehensive list of nominees will be on the SMPIA website: www.smpia.sk.ca
Posted: Mar 11, 2008 Telefilm’s new Slate Development Pilot Program
Montreal, March 10, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that Anagram Pictures is the second successful recipient of its new Slate Development Pilot Program. The production company behind Andrew Currie’s critically acclaimed dark-comedy-zombie flick, Fido starring Carrie-Anne Moss, will collaborate with distributor, Maple Pictures, to lead a minimum of three English-language productions through all phases of development.
Source: Telefilm Press Release
Posted: Mar 10, 2008 CHILLED IN MIAMI: SET/ WARDROBE/ PROPS SALE
Where: Production Office - 1150 Fife St
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
EVERYTHING MUST GO
Posted: Mar 5, 2008 CRTC REVEALS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR CONVENTIONAL TV IN CANADA
OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released its statistical and financial summaries for private conventional television
Posted: Mar 4, 2008 The CFTPA Launches ISAN Canada
What is ISAN?
Posted: Mar 4, 2008 2008 Genie Award Winners Announced by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
The two big winners of the evening were Away from Her and Eastern Promises. Away From Her received 7 awards including Best Motion Picture and the Claude Jutra Award (announced previously) while Eastern Promises' 7 awards included Original Screenplay and Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
For complete details on the 2008 Genie Award winners (plus photos), please visit www.genieawards.ca.
Source: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Press Release"
Posted: Mar 4, 2008 URGENT: Response to Bill C-10
No doubt you've been reading with horror news of proposed legislation (Bill C-10) which would have devastating effects on the financing of Canadian film and television and on artistic freedom.
Your immediate action is needed. This bill is in 3rd reading at the Senate but there is hope it can be amended.
A provision in Bill C-10's would allow policy makers to deny CAVCO certification to any production that is found to be "contrary to public policy"" thus denying them federal tax credits after the production is complete. This has been declared 'hidden censorship' and would result in artists self-censoring themselves. How 'contrary to public policy' will be defined
Posted: Mar 3, 2008 GET IN THE GAME WITH "GAME ON MANITOBA"""
Posted: Feb 26, 2008 Sundance Institute’s N. Bird Runningwater to inspire NSI participants
"In my work with the Sundance Institute
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 Strategic Partners Annouces 2008 Spotlight Countries
Open to applications world-wide, this 3-day concentrated market has a strong core attendance from Canada, the US and the UK as well as delegations from the spotlight countries whose selection is based on industry growth, spiking business activity and consultation with regular SP attendees.
Source: Strategic Partners Press Release
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 CFTPA Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented to Jamie Brown
Posted: Feb 19, 2008 Manitoba Arts & Culture Week: March 8-15, 2008
The organizers invite Manitoba’s artists and organizations to take part by adding the logo of Manitoba Arts & Culture Week to their promotional material
Posted: Feb 11, 2008 Telefilm - Slate Development Pilot Program
Source - Telefilm Press Release
Posted: Feb 11, 2008 Canadian Aboriginal producers selected for NSI Storytellers training program
The NSI Storytellers – producer phase participants are:
- Roger Boyer from Winnipeg, MB
- Tihemme Gagnon from Coquitlam, BC
- Stephanie Scott from Winnipeg, MB
Posted: Feb 8, 2008 NSI Drama Prize premiere | SnowScreen returns!
Winnipeg – The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to host the world premieres of five short films recently completed through its NSI Drama Prize training program. The screening begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008 at the Globe Cinema in Winnipeg. This free screening is open to the public. Filmmakers will be in attendance to answer audience questions.
Posted: Feb 5, 2008 Winnipeg Artists Get "Nottie"""
Posted: Feb 1, 2008 Volunteers Needed for Film Expo
They will be offering Advanced Camera & Lighting, Costume Camera Tests and Makeup and Hair Camera Tests workshops over the course of the 2 days of intense learning.
Volunteer Positions Available:
2 – Grips
2 – Electrics
2 – General PA’s
1 – Hair/Makeup Personnel
1- Costume Personnel
Interested parties can contact Arlea Ashcroft
Arlea@winnipegfilmgroup.com with the words ‘Film Expo Volunteer ’in the subject line.
Posted: Jan 31, 2008 PS Digital Cameras coming to Winnipeg
PS Prairies will be introducing our new Red One Digital Cinema Cameras in Winnipeg March 3, 4 & 5 In order to provide you with all the information on our new cameras we ask that you please schedule an appointment for a demonstration.
To schedule an appointment please contact Geoff Patterson by phone at 204-632-6813 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ONLY"
Posted: Jan 30, 2008 B.C. Tax Breaks to Match Ontario
B.C. Tax Breaks to Match Ontario
by: Sean Davidson Jan 25, 2008
British Columbia is bringing its tax credits in line with Ontario's, and plans to offer breaks of 35% for at-home productions and 18% for the rest until 2010.
The new tax credits, unveiled Friday by provincial Finance Minister Carole Taylor, match those introduced earlier this month by Ontario. Both centers have seen film and TV work dwindle since last year, in part because of the buoyant loonie. More recently, the WGA strike has also taken a significant bite out of the usually busy TV sector in B.C.
The new tax breaks will apply to productions that were underway by Dec. 31, 2007.
Posted: Jan 29, 2008 2008 Genie Award Nominations
Congratulations to On Screen Manitoba Producer Member
Brendon Sawatzky, Inferno Picutres
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
MOLLY PARKER - Who Loves the Sun
The nominees for the 28th annual Genie Awards were announced today by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT). Leading nominated films include Eastern Promises and Shake Hands With the Devil, both with 12 nominations followed by Away From Her with seven, The Tracey Fragments, with six, Continental, a Film Without Guns and Silk, both with five and Denys Arcand’s Days of Darkness with four nominations. This year’s presentation will take place Monday, March 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Source: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television Press Release
Posted: Jan 25, 2008 "My Winnipeg"" and ""Wildflowers of Manitoba"" selected for Berlin Int'l Film Festival"
Montreal, January 21, 2008 – Telefilm Canada is proud to announce that 15 Canadian films have been selected as official entrants in the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, which runs February 7th to 17th, 2008. Most notably, Amos Kollek’s Restless (a world premiere) is in the Festival’s prestigious Competition. The triumphant return of Guy Maddin on opening night of the International Forum of New Cinema program with his newest offering My Winnipeg (after wild praise for last year’s Brand Upon the Brain!) is sure to be a highlight.
The Forum Expanded is presenting a number of Canadian shorts and installations: Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon’s Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Trilogy (Group of Seven Inches, Robin’s Hood and Shooting Geronimo), Jeremy Shaw’s Best Minds, Part One, Scott Miller Barry's and Adam Segal's Taking Pictures and Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob’s Wildflowers of Manitoba.
Posted: Jan 22, 2008 Wildflowers of Manitoba at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival
Wildflowers of Manitoba is currently at Plug In ICA until January 26, 2007. This exhibition is free and open to the public, with a live attendant on Saturdays from 12pm-5pm. All are welcome to attend.
For more information please contact Steven Matijcio or Anthony Kiendl by phone at (204) 942-1043 or by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Plug In ICA Media Release
Posted: Jan 18, 2008 Freeze Frame Youth Jury Members Required
Calling All Aspiring Film Critics!
Posted: Jan 14, 2008 William F. White International Inc. Winter 2007/2008 Newsletter
Posted: Jan 14, 2008 MARIA Executive Director To Go On Leave
Baardman, who has been in his position for nearly eight years, will continue to work with MARIA as a special program consultant to help create a new multi-year development plan for the Manitoba music industry. Baardman intends to work as a consultant on other projects that will impact on the development of the music industry on a national level.
During Baardman's leave, current MARIA Programs and Operations Manager Sara Stasiuk will serve as Interim Executive Director. Stasiuk has been with MARIA for over six years, and has been a key factor in every aspect of MARIA's success. Among Stasiuk's many duties, she has managed the creation, development and implementation of the successful Manitoba Music and Motion Pictures (M3P) Development Project.
Source: MARIA Newsletter
Posted: Jan 7, 2008 FTM Presents: Careers in Film
Date: Thursday, January 10th, 2008
Place: Red River College, Princess Street Campus
Representatives from every sector of Manitoba's film industry will be present to answer your questions. Presentations held throughout the day.