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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: While masks are no longer required to be worn in indoor public spaces in Manitoba, individuals are recommended to wear a mask in our offices. If you have been sick, had contact with COVID-19 or a COVID-19 infected person, please refrain from visiting our offices until your symptoms are gone and have tested negative for COVID-19.
Our Production Office – in Room 304 – is open to the general public Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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
Leslie Supnet | Executive Director | she/her
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 103
As Executive Director, Leslie is responsible for managing the overall operations and staff of the Winnipeg Film Group. Leslie serves as the main spokesperson and represents the organization in all professional business capacities.
Tommy Inthirath | Production Office Coordinator | he/him
Tommy is responsible for managing office operations, assisting the Executive Director and other staff of Winnipeg Film Group by coordinating supplies orders and assisting with gear rentals when needed.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 102
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.
Olivia Norquay | Cinematheque | Programming Coordinator | she/her
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 104
Olivia works collaboratively with the Programming Director and is responsible for providing Cinematheque programming. She is involved in a variety of special programming events and film series, including Trash Cult Tuesdays and the Bikini Drive-In screening series. Olivia was initially hired as a part-time Programming Coordinator in April 2021 and promoted to full time in April 2022.
Dave Barber | Cinematheque | Senior Cinematheque Programmer
Our dear friend and valued colleague Dave Barber passed away in July 2021.
Dave founded, developed, 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.
Nic Kaneski | Cinematheque | Box Office Manager | they/them
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 108
Nic manages the Cinematheque box office, including the daily operation, customer relations, venue rentals and sponsorships. Contact Nic to provide feedback on your Cinematheque experience, as well as request for venue rentals and community partnerships.
Eric Peterson | Cinematheque | Head Projectionist | he/him
email@example.com | (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.
Cinematheque | Box Office Staff
Jonathan Lee-Wing, Tavis Putnam, Dina Hamid, Kristina Ansari, Saleena Zeru, Mulikat Sanni
Cinematheque | Projectionists
Omid Moterassed, Eric Peterson, Sam Sarty, Olivia Norquay, Jonathan Lee-Wing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jillian Groening | Distribution Centre | Distribution Manager | they/she
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
Jillian oversees and manages the artistic and operational aspects of the Distribution Department. They are involved in a variety of special Distribution projects and initiatives involving the work in our collection including the Archive / Counter Archive Case Study for the WFG.
Mahlet Cuff | Distribution Centre | Distribution Coordinator | she/they
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
Mahlet is responsible for supporting the creative and administration of the acquisition, distribution and preservation of films in the Distribution Department. They are involved in a variety of special Distribution projects and initiatives involving the work in our collection including the Archive / Counter Archive Case Study for the WFG.
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 110
Dylan is responsible for overseeing the programs in the Production Centre. He also provides senior-level support to other areas of the Production Department.
Luke Roach | Production Centre | Technical and Training Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 101
Luke is responsible for coordinating equipment and facilities bookings, maintenance and assisting in the administration of production training programs. They work closely with the Production Programs Manager with the rentals and maintenance of production equipment and facilities, workshop set-up and payment processing.
Mandy Szwaluk | Production Centre | Technical and Training Coordinator
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 111
Mandy is responsible for coordinating equipment and facilities bookings, maintenance and assisting in the administration of production training programs. They work closely with the Production Programs Manager with the rentals and maintenance of production equipment and facilities, workshop set-up and payment processing.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (email is recommended)
Contact our Bookkeeper for general Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable inquiries.