The Manitoba Film & Sound Recording Development Corporation (Manitoba Film & Music) is a statutory corporation of government proclaimed under the Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation Act funded by the Province of Manitoba through the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage. We exist so Manitoba's film and music industries flourish!
MFM supports Manitoba film and music through our objectives, which are to create, stimulate, employ and invest in Manitoba by developing and promoting Manitoba companies, producing and marketing film, television, video and music recording projects as well as to promote Manitoba as a film location for off-shore production companies. MFM is a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI).
We ensure Manitoba's film and music industries flourish through:
Program Delivery and Administration
- consulting with community and industry
- quantifying the need and developing programs
- setting program criteria and guidelines
- providing program funds to qualifying recipients in the forms of equity investments, loans and grants
- administering and monitoring program projects
- liaising with broadcasters and distributors
- providing services as the film commission for the Province of Manitoba
- administering the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit
- attending various conferences, industry events, trade shows and festivals as representatives for Manitoba's film and music recording industries
- marketing ventures and projects
- coordinating the creation of the Manitoba Film and Television Production Guide
- sponsoring of various industry events and programs within the province
- promoting and advocating for Manitoba's film and music recording industries and their interests with national organizations and bodies
Manitoba Film & Music was originally created as a partnership between the federal and provincial governments in 1987 under the name of CIDO (Cultural Industries Development Office) to provide support to Manitoba's film, video and music recording industries. In 1992, the agency became a not-for-profit corporation funded through the Department of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship. On September 1, 1998, Manitoba Film & Music became a statutory corporation of the government proclaimed under the Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation Act, with the appointment of a nine-member Board of Directors.
Manitoba Film & Music recognizes the importance of supporting the development of Manitoba's film and music industries through the sponsorship of local, national and international initiatives. Sponsorship requests can be sent to MFM's Communications and Marketing Director.
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC supports industry organizations in order to develop the business skills and talents of developing and established filmmakers and music recording professionals. Among the organizations that receive industry support from MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC are the National Screen Institute, the Winnipeg Film Group, the National Film Board of Canada, On Screen Manitoba and Manitoba Music through contributions to the Aboriginal Music Program and the Manitoba Music and Motion Pictures Development Project, known as the M3P Program. The M3P Program supports the market development activities of Manitoba's film and music recording artists and companies.