We are excited to announce that these three filmmakers received the following funding as part of the 2021 fall cycle of the WFG MFM Post/Production Fund:

Christina Hajjar was awarded $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in WFG services for her project, “Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings.”

Christina Hajjar is a Lebanese artist, writer, and cultural worker based in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory. Her practice considers intergenerational inheritance, domesticity, and place through diaspora, body archives, and cultural iconography. As a queer femme and first-generation subject, she is invested in the poetics of process, translation, and collaborative labour. https://christinahajjar.com


Kevin Nikkel was awarded $2,000 cash and $2,000 in WFG services for his documentary, “When We Become Folk Fest.”

Kevin Nikkel is a documentary filmmaker from Winnipeg that isn’t ready to give up yet.  He juggles his time between filmmaking, parenting, and teaching.


Vincent Tang was awarded 2,000 cash and $1,000 in WFG services for his film, “Presence.”

Vincent Tang is an independent filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Vincent finished post-secondary education at the University of Manitoba, earning a Bachelors of Environmental Design and Masters of Landscape Architecture. Vincent’s great passion for film has led him to forgo a promising career in landscape architecture to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker.


The peer selection committee was comprised of writer/producer Jim Agapito, writer/filmmaker, Sonya Ballantyne and former Membership and Industry Liason of OSM, Maryam Decter. The selection committee was chaired by WFG Production Coordinator, Karen Remoto.

A total of 7 submissions were received for this cycle of the award.

Congratulations to Christina, Kevin and Vincent! A big thank you to Manitoba Film & Music, who graciously furnished the cash component of the awards.