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
Guiding Principles: creative industries commitment to an ecosystem of respect
As investors in Canada’s creative industries, we are committed to supporting a healthy ecosystem that thrives in a culture of mutual respect, dignity and inclusivity that is free from any form of harassment.
Our Guiding Principles:
We continue to support the prevention and eradication of harassment, in any form, in our own organizations and in the companies we support. We encourage the industry to respond to harmful behaviour in a timely and meaningful way.
We believe that:
- creating and maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace is everyone’s responsibility
- harassment cannot be tolerated
- complainants and victims of harassment must be supported and protected
- safe reporting mechanisms should be put in place to protect complainants and victims
- awareness and education on the prevention of harassment are critical elements to ensuring safe and inclusive workplaces for everyone
We expect all companies that work with, or seek funding from, our organizations to respect these principles, comply with relevant laws and implement policies and procedures for a harassment-free workplace.
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.