We are excited to announce the following recipients as part of the first 2024 cycle of the MFM Marketing Fund:


Alain Delannoy was awarded $750 for The Snip.

Alain Delannoy is a Canadian independent filmmaker. His animated short films have screened internationally at such festivals as Tribeca, the Palm Springs Shortfest, Dok Leipzig, the MoMA Doc Fortnight and the Hiroshima Animation Festival. His previous film, The Talk: True Stories About the Birds & the Bees, won several awards on the world stage, including the prize for Best Animation at the Warsaw Film Festival.


Angeline Javier was awarded $200 for Please Handle With Care.


Angeline Javier is a Filipino-Canadian photographer and award-winning filmmaker based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She recently graduated from RRC Polytechnic’s Digital Film and Media Production Program where she directed her first documentary, Please Handle With Care. As an emerging artist, she is dedicated to telling stories that shed light on underrepresented voices and issues.


Cory Wojcik was awarded $300 for Subs.


Cory Wojcik is a film and theatre actor, writer and director based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Actor film credits include Champions, Winner, Burden of Proof, Run, Breakthrough, Night Hunter, and A Dog’s Purpose. As a theatre actor he has worked with The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Rainbow Stage and Manitoba Theatre for Young People. As a writer, Cory is a three-time nominee for the Harry Rintoul Award for best new Manitoban play. As a filmmaker, he has most recently written and directed the short films Europe, Not Funny (which won the Golden Boy Award in 2023 at the ACTRA Manitoba Member Initiated Productions Screening) and Subs.


Aaron Zeghers was awarded $750 for Possible Worlds.


Aaron Zeghers is a filmmaker, film programmer and educator based in Winnipeg.

Zeghers works primarily as an experimental and non-fiction filmmaker, utilizing found images and histories, analog formats and obsolete technologies. His form-bending documentaries and expanded cinema performances blend the formally experimental with the intimately personal.

Zeghers latest project Possible Worlds is a feature-length experimental documentary that explores the nature of human perception as related to our understanding of truth and reality.

Zeghers is a co-founder of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, the former Festival Director for the Gimli Film Festival, and is currently an Instructor at RRC Polytech in Winnipeg.



Many submissions were received for this cycle of the award and were juried by a peer assessment committee comprised of Farrah Murdock and Marc Greene.