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About

Independent film offers an unmatched platform for creative expression, giving audiences unique experiences through diverse perspectives. Bringing those various perspectives to life through the art of the moving image has been Winnipeg Film Group’s singular passion for close to half a century.

What keeps us rolling

As a charitable artist-run centre, we value and treasure the support of our members, donors, and private and public funders. Their contributions make our mission to support filmmakers from their earliest beginnings through to first production, distribution, and beyond possible.

WFG will continue to thrive and succeed by welcoming and listening to diverse creative voices. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and excited by the opportunities this brings to our community.

We are immensely proud of the unique place WFG holds in Canada and abroad as an immersive centre that bridges the communities of independent filmmakers, cinephiles, educators, and researchers.

Mission & Vision

The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production support, exhibition, and distribution centre committed to advancing the art of the moving image.

The Winnipeg Film Group aspires to be a world-class film centre in Manitoba that supports filmmakers, engages the community and expands the appreciation of independent cinema.

Values

Artist-run: promoting artistic achievement and excellence

Diversity: reflective of our community

Film: fostering the use and appreciation of motion picture film as an artistic medium, alongside supporting work in digital approaches

Independence: providing a platform for expression to a wide range of voices and approaches, supporting the filmmaker as an artistic creator

Innovation: fostering creativity and new directions and ideas

Code of Conduct

We thrive to keep the Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) a safe and inclusive space. The WFG community includes members, staff, Board, collaborators, and patrons attending WFG programs or events, or those renting facilities/equipment agrees to abide by the Winnipeg Film Group Code of Conduct.

By entering the WFG space or participating in any WFG programs, you agree to the guidelines outlined in the Code of Conduct.

We want people of all gender identities, abilities, ages, cultures, and sexualities to feel welcome to participate in our space and programming, therefore any form of discrimination, harassment and disrespectful behaviour is not acceptable.

We will not tolerate violence, bullying, invasion of personal space, religious or cultural intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, sizeism, and aggressive language or behaviour.

We reserve the right to remove any person not cooperating within these guidelines and to protect the WFG community from all harm. In this regard we also enforce this on social media, and over email communication. Bullying and oppression over digital spaces is no more acceptable than it is in person.

We expect everyone within WFG’s community to:

– Act with respect and empathy for others
– Engage actively and respectfully with one another
– Honour personal boundaries both physically and emotionally
– Acknowledge and respect individual identities, experiences, and pronouns