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Manitoba Film & Music Partners with Film Training Manitoba to Launch the TAKE 5 Film & TV Initiative at the Gimli Film Festival

Posted on June 16, 2021



WINNIPEG (June 16, 2021) – Manitoba Film & Music, in partnership with Film Training Manitoba (FTM), announces today the launch of the TAKE 5 Film & TV sessions at the Gimli Film Festival, which is set to run July 12-25, 2021. 

Gimli Film Festival is an internationally recognized event but it is not just for spectators; it is also a place for content creators to share their art and hone their craft. The TAKE 5 Film & TV sessions will provide participants with industry insider tips during five cutting-edge, 90-minute ZOOM panels. 

"We expect filmmakers who attend the TAKE 5 Film & TV sessions to acquire knowledge that will help them advance their careers while also adding more depth and skill to the Manitoba film industry workforce," commented Rachel Rusen, CEO and Film Commissioner at Manitoba Film & Music.

These one-of-a-kind sessions are aimed at supporting business development for Manitoba's dynamic content creators. All those attending will receive behind-the-scenes advice from experienced film and TV industry professionals. 

“Manitoba’s Film Commissioner and CEO, Rachel Rusen, and her team at Manitoba Film & Music have been outstanding in leading this innovative initiative,” said Adam Smoluk, FTM’s Managing Director. “I cannot think of a better venue for this venture than Manitoba's dynamic Gimli Film Festival.”

Register for the TAKE 5 Film & TV sessions here. Full programming for the sessions will be announced in July 2021.


About Manitoba Film & Music

Manitoba film programs administered by Manitoba Film & Music are a catalyst for Manitoba’s film industry through the development, support and investment in Manitoba content. Manitoba Film & Music is generously funded by the province of Manitoba through the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage, with the objective to stimulate creative content that results in inward investment, local employment, and IP for Manitoba artists and companies.


About Film Training Manitoba

Film Training Manitoba (FTM) is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.


For more information:

Janice Tober

Director, Communications & Marketing

Manitoba Film & Music


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