Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator Apply

Co-presented by the National Screen Institute and Film Training Manitoba

Online development opportunity for Manitoba content creators

Do you have a great story idea but need expert guidance to shape it into a winning pitch? During this online workshop with Jan Miller, one of the top international development trainers and consultants in film and television, you’ll learn insider tips and get the tools needed to make your story idea sing and ready for pitching to an online forum at the end of training.

This initiative is part of a series of distance education sessions created to provide up to eight Manitoba-based members and permits of IATSE 856; DGC Manitoba; ICG 669; ACTRA Manitoba, Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective and NSI alumni with an opportunity to develop their story ideas while in isolation due to COVID-19.

Eligible project ideas can be drama or documentary; short or feature length films; television or web series; and podcasts.

The accelerator will culminate in an online forum where you will pitch your project to a panel that may include producers, funders and broadcasters.

Program dates: May 10 to May 29, 2020

Type: Part-time

Location: Online

Application deadline: Applications are currently closed

Cost: Program partners will cover the $100 participant application fee for this program edition


Email Ursula Lawson.

How much time do I have to commit?

Training takes place between May 10 and May 29, 2020 and includes mentoring / feedback sessions and a final pitch forum. You will be assigned work to prepare for the initial workshop, with work in between to perfect your pitch.

Who can apply?

You must be a Manitoba resident aged 18 or over, and a member and permit of IATSE 856; DGC Manitoba; ICG 669; ACTRA Manitoba, Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective or NSI alumni.

When will I know if I have been selected?

Successful candidates will be notified by May 8, 2020. Only successful candidates will be contacted by phone. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

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This initiative was developed in response to feedback received from an outreach initiative conducted by FTM asking members of the local film community what support they would like to further their careers in light of COVID-19. Many expressed a desire to nurture their own projects.