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
Our Production Office – 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 in Room 018, however please note that occasionally, staff may be off-site in meetings. We recommend purchasing advanced tickets online.
MANAGEMENT | CINEMATHEQUE | DISTRIBUTION | PRODUCTION
Management and Administration
David Knipe | Interim Executive Director
email@example.com / (204) 925-3456 ext 106
David is responsible for the overall direction of the Winnipeg Film Group.
Monica Lowe | Deputy Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 103
As Deputy Director, Monica specializes in funder and project management, financial management, and overseeing various aspects of operations. Monica is also the Director of the Distribution Department.
Amber Fox – Operations Manager
email@example.com | (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
firstname.lastname@example.org | (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
email@example.com | (204) 925-3456 ext 108
Dave curates, programs and coordinates our in-house Cinematheque programming. Please contact Dave if you have suggestions or ideas for future programming, keeping in mind that our programming planning is undertaken approximately a year in advance. If you would like to rent the Cinematheque venue, please contact David Knipe, Cinematheque Manager of Operations, below.
David Knipe | Cinematheque | Manager of Operations & Special Programming
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 106
David manages the quality of the Cinematheque experience, including the daily operation, projection, venue rentals, sponsorships and ad sales. Contact David to provide feedback on your Cinematheque experience, as well as related to venue rentals, sponsorships and ad sales. Non-profit or community organizations that wish to access our Cinematheque at a reduced cost versus our posted rental rates (as a Winnipeg Film Group sponsorship) should query with David.
Eric Peterson | Cinematheque | Head Projectionist
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
Allegra Chiarella, Thomas Hanan, Jonathan Lee-Wing, Omid Moterassed, Olivia Norquay, Tavis Putnam, Sam Sarty
Cinematheque | Projectionists
Allegra Chiarella, Omid Moterassed, Eric Peterson, Sam Sarty
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.
Monica Lowe | Distribution Centre | Deputy Director (Head of Distribution) | she/her
email@example.com | (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.
Stephanie Poruchnyk-Butler | Distribution Centre | Distribution Coordinator | she/her – departing June 30 2021
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
The Distribution Coordinator is focused on the vitality, growth and conservation of the Winnipeg Film Group’s catalogue of film, video and media art. They are responsible for acquiring and distributing the catalogue, as well as preserving the rich body of work in the collection. Along with the Distribution Director, the Distribution Coordinator seeks to ignite 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. The Distribution Coordinator 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.
Filmmakers are encouraged to reach out to Stephanie directly email@example.com
Job call to be announced soon | Distribution Centre | Distribution and Archive Manager – hiring summer 2021
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 105
The Distribution and Archive Manager is responsible for the preservation, marketing, promotion, procurement, and dissemination of our Distribution collection, and for advocating for fair compensation for media artists while securing opportunities for the artists we represent. The Distribution and Archive Manager is also responsible for both the physical and digital assets of the collection.
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. They have been a welcome addition to the Department and on July 1, 2021 Mahlet will begin 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 Distribution.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org | (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
email@example.com | (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.
firstname.lastname@example.org | (204) 925-3456 ext 107
(email is recommended)
Contact our Bookkeeper for general Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable inquiries.