The Winnipeg Film Group offers film and video distribution to artists from across Canada with a focus on those from the prairie region including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, as well as those from the North West Territories and Nunavut.   

The Winnipeg Film Group Distribution Department operates with four main objectives:

  1. To develop and expand audiences for Canadian independent film

  2. To provide member filmmakers with increased exhibition opportunities across Canada and around the World

  3. To provide artists a financial return

  4. To assist in the development of the careers of the filmmakers whose work we distribute

This department is dedicated to enabling the unique artistic vision created by film and video makers to be accessible to as broad an audience as possible (regional, national and international), and to educating audiences to the quality of artistic work created by local film and video artists.

As the Winnipeg Film Group is the only prairie-region distribution centre that handles both film and video works, we not only distribute independent film and video works by Manitoba filmmakers, but we also represent the work of filmmakers from across the entire prairie region, and the rest of Canada.

When you distribute your film through the WFG’s Distribution Department your film will be available to local, national and international film festivals, various broadcasters, as well as other film co-ops, cinemas and a variety of other presenting organizations. 

The Distribution Department is directed by Monica Lowe and she can be reached by emailing monica@winnipegfilmgroup.com or by phoning +1 204 925-3456 ext. 103.  



The WFG Distribution Department has assisted and facilitated numerous films from our catalogue get accepted into a wide variety of screening venues including:



    • Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages | Gimli Film Festival | nsi Film Exchange | Reel Pride | Winnipeg Short-Film Massacre | Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival | WNDX


    • $100 Film Festival | Antimatter | Art Gallery of Hamilton International Film and Video Festival | Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival | Atlantic Film Festival | Cabbagetown Film Festival | Calgary International Film Festival | CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival | Dawson City International Short Film Festival | Festival 50/104 | Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Festival du Nouveau Cinéma | imagineNATIVE | Montréal World Film Festival | Montréal Underground Film Festival  | Ottawa Animation Film Festival | Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay | Toronto International Film Festival | Vancouver International Film Festival | Vues d'Afrique | Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film & Video Festival | Whistler Film Festival | Worldwide Short Film Festival | Yorkton Film & Video Festival


    • Ann Arbor Film Festival | Berlin Film Festival | Boston Underground Film Festival | the Short Film Market at Clermont-Ferrand | Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival | Cucalorus | Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival  | European Media Arts Festival | EXIS | exground filmfest | Hamburg International | Indie Lisboa | Jeonju International Film Festival | Jewish Eye (World Jewish Film Festival) | Lausanne Underground Film Festival | International Short Film Festival Leuven | London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival | Melbourne International Film Festival | MIX: the NY Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival | Netherlands Transgender Film Festival | Puchon International Film Festival | Rotterdam International Film Festival | San Francisco International Children's Film Festival | Sao Paulo International Film Festival | San Francisco International Children's Film Festival | San Francisco International Film Festival | San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Festival | Taipei International Film Festival | transmediale | Tokyo Filmex | Venice  International Film Festival | Winterthur International Film Festival


    • APTN | BallyHoo | Canal+ Spain | Canal+ France | CBC MB | CBC - Canadian Reflections | Comedy Network | Documentary Channel | IFC Knowledge Network | Kunstkanaal | Pridevision | SBS | The Short List | WTN  

Other Venues

    • Carol Shields Festival of New Works | Cincinnati Film Society | Cinema Spoutnik | Cleveland Institute of Art | Ellice Street Festival | Filmmuseum | From the Peg: Harbourfront Screening | IMAC Centred Screening Series | Kent State University | Kino46 | Kino Arsenal | Regina Public Library | Rhode Island School of Design | Rote Fabrik | Stadtkino | UCLA Film & Television Archive | Walter Phillips Gallery | Winnipeg Folk Festival