Contact Information / Address / Hours
Winnipeg Film Group
304 – 100 Arthur Street
R3B 1H3 Canada
Phone: (204) 925-3456 (FILM)
Fax: (204) 942-6799
General Email: email@example.com
**During the Covid-19 pandemic we have been closed to walk-ins and our staff has largely been working remotely. Please email or call the specific staff person you wish to talk to before coming to our offices. Thank you for understanding.
Our Production Office – in Room 304 – is open to the general public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We are closed on Wednesdays.
Our Management, Cinematheque and Distribution office – located in Room 018, 100 Arthur Street – is generally open Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM however our staff are often away at meetings or screenings and, for this reason, it is best to contact them individually regarding their availability.
Our Cinematheque theatre is open Tuesday to Sunday. Advanced tickets can be purchased in person at the theatre prior to screenings. We recommend purchasing advanced tickets online.
MANAGEMENT | CINEMATHEQUE | DISTRIBUTION | PRODUCTION
Management and Administration
David Knipe | Interim Executive Director | he/him
firstname.lastname@example.org / (204) 925-3456 ext 106
David is responsible for the overall direction of the Winnipeg Film Group.
Monica Lowe | Deputy Director | she/her
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 103
As Deputy Director, Monica oversees all major project and operating grants, manages the organization’s budget and day to day financials, and oversees various aspects of operations. Monica is also the Director of the Distribution Department.
Amber Fox – Operations Manager | she/her
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 110
Amber manages our membership and newsletter and deals with a wide variety of administrative duties such as HR, suppliers, and office management. She also manages larger projects that help to improve the WFG operations.
The Winnipeg Cinematheque is the Winnipeg Film Group’s professional presentation department. Through this wing, we promote the art and develop audiences, providing local and Canadian filmmakers opportunities to have their works screened and critically discussed alongside our world cinema series. Our Cinematheque additionally produces the Gimme Some Truth documentary festival.
Jaimz Asmundson | Cinematheque | Programming Director | he/they
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 114
Jaimz is responsible for the artistic and business development of the Cinematheque, as well as managing its staff. Additionally, Jaimz oversees the expansion and development of special programming streams for the Cinematheque and is the Producer for the Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival.
Dave Barber | Cinematheque | Senior Cinematheque Programmer
Our dear friend and valued colleague Dave Barber passed away in July 2021.
Dave curated, programmed and coordinated our in-house Cinematheque programming since the theatre’s inception, almost 40 years ago. Even though he is no longer with us physically, his dedication to bringing Winnipeg the best in independent local and Canadian cinema lives on through The Dave Barber Cinematheque.
David Knipe | Cinematheque | Interim Head Programmer | he/him
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 106
Since the passing of Cinematheque Senior Programmer Dave Barber, David is overseeing the theatre’s programming.
Mark Nuttall | Cinematheque | Box Office Manager | he/him
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 108
Mark manages the Cinematheque box office, including the daily operation, customer relations, venue rentals and sponsorships. Contact Mark to provide feedback on your Cinematheque experience, as well as related to venue rentals, sponsorships and ad sales.
Eric Peterson | Cinematheque | Head Projectionist | he/him
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 112
Eric manages all technical aspects of the Cinematheque’s operations, including film format testing and conversion, and maintenance of projection equipment. He also produces original content for the Cinematheque, such as: in-house trailers and ad slides, and helps to create Cinematheque’s original commercials, as well as acting as Head Projectionist. Eric should be contacted with any questions regarding the technical specs and capabilities of the Cinematheque.
Olivia Norquay | Cinematheque | Programming Coordinator | she/her
Olivia is responsible for providing Cinematheque programming assistance to the Senior Programmer and Programming Director, including special programming events & series and the Bikini Drive-In show.
Cinematheque | Box Office Staff
Jonathan Lee-Wing, Tavis Putnam, Dina Hamid, Kristina Ansari & Nic Kaneski
Cinematheque | Projectionists
Omid Moterassed, Eric Peterson, Sam Sarty, Olivia Norquay, Jonathan Lee-Wing, & Tavis Putnam
Our Distribution Department supports the dissemination of the work of Canadian filmmakers around the world, with a special focus on the works of Manitoba and prairie-region filmmakers. The Distribution Department focuses its efforts on paying markets and exceptional audience opportunities that artists might otherwise not be able to access by themselves. This department additionally supports research by professional curators, programmers and academics.
If you are a filmmaker wishing to have your film distributed please read these FAQs and submit your film!
Programmers and venues interested in screening WFG films are asked to email email@example.com.
Natalie Mark | Distribution Centre | Distribution & Archive Manager | they/them
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
The Distribution & Archive Manager is focused on the vitality, growth and conservation of the Winnipeg Film Group’s catalogue of film, video and media art. The Distribution and Archive Manager is responsible for the preservation, marketing, promotion, procurement, and dissemination of our 40 year old Distribution collection, and for advocating for fair compensation for media artists while securing opportunities for the artists we represent.
Natalie creates and oversees a variety of screening opportunities, sales and special projects. Currently, the Winnipeg Film Group is involved in a multi-year case study as part of Archive/Counter-Archive, a special project in conjunction with York University. Natalie is the person to reach out to if you are interested in having your work in the WFG catalogue or inquiring about film rentals, licensing or presentation.
Mahlet Cuff | Distribution Centre | Distribution Assistant | she/they
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
Mahlet joined us in the summer of 2020 as the WFG’s temporary Archive Assistant as part of the multi-year case study Archive/Counter-Archive, a special project in conjunction with York University. On July 1, 2021 Mahlet began her new role as Distribution Assistant. This position was created specifically for her as she has proved to be a valuable addition to fulfilling the mandate of the WFG and of the Distribution Department.
Monica Lowe | Deputy Director (Head of Distribution) | she/her
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 103
As the head of the Distribution Department Monica oversees the high-level financial and artistic direction of the Department. She handles a variety of special projects and initiatives involving the work in our collection including the Archive / Counter Archive Case Study for the WFG. She is also a co-founder and serves on the Executive of VUCAVU.
Our Production Department provides a multitude of professional services to artists and the community at large, in professional development, artist resource provision and community programming. These services are offered to support the development of Manitoba filmmakers actively creating independent works as directors or artist/creators. This department additionally engages in strategic interventions through its programming choices to ensure demographic equity in the local filmmaking community, and to this end pays special attention to supporting Indigenous filmmakers in particular.
Dylan Baillie | Production Centre | Technical and Equipment Manager
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 101
Dylan is responsible for equipment and facility care within our Production Department. Dylan maintains our studio facility (also known as the Black Lodge) as well as all the Production Department’s equipment and technical facilities. He also provides general support to other areas of the Production Department.
Karen Remoto | Production Department and Training Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 111
Karen is responsible for training and programming for the Production Department, including all workshops, member programming, competitions/contests and teen camps. She also provides general support to other areas of the Production Department along with grant paperwork and social media.
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 107
(email is recommended)
Contact our Bookkeeper for general Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable inquiries.