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Wednesday & Thursday, October 18th & 19th, 6pm – 9pm | WFG Black Lodge, 3rd floor, 100 Arthur Street


This workshop will introduce independent filmmakers to producing. This will be a practical workshop of what a producer does from beginning to end on an independent film. Things to be aware of when working with other people, protecting yourself and your project. Creating a team and keeping everything on time and within your budget.

Day 1:

What does a producer do?

What’s needed to get your film made? Funding and Pitching

What goes into Project Management? Contracts and deals


Day 2:

What is Pre-Production?

What is Production?

Post Production, Marketing and Film Festivals


About the instructor:

Rachel Beaulieu, Anishinaabekwe – Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation
Rachel Beaulieu is an Anishinaabekwe from Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in southern Manitoba. She graduated in 2010 from Assiniboine Community College with a Media Production diploma, winning two awards for her recognized talent.

Rachel’s professional experience ranges from commercial/brand, promotion, narrative, documentary, broadcast, and educational. Her work is influenced by her unique perspective as a First Nations woman and aims to make space for creators with a diverse vision.

As an eager young person in the industry, Rachel has received various professional mentorship and gained opportunities to hone her skills. She worked on short biographies and documentary films for the National Screen Institute, National Film Board of Canada, and produced documentaries and narrative films for her own company, Can Dream Productions. She has had her work on CBC, APTN, SHAW TV, Bell MTS, as well as in international film festivals such as American Indian Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Fest, and the Gimli International Film Festival.

Rachel has produced and directed all of her own narrative films, Red River Roots, Hunger, Crush. Last year, Rachel won the Gimli International Film Festivals, RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmakers Pitch Competition and premiered Mèmére this year. She also is currently in post-production for her thriller film, “Otherside” set to be completed in the fall.

Rachel has produced and directed her holds membership to DOC Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers’ Association, and is alumni to the National Screen Institute, Women in the Director’s Chair Short Works Program and Story and Leadership program and recently the Tricksters & Writers program with Women in Film and Television Vancouver.

Rachel currently works as an Audio Video Producer at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. She creates original content for cultural and educational purposes; the majority is shared online as viral videos.

Although she has a full-time career as a video producer, Rachel is active in the local filmmaking community. She is currently an admin for the Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective.



Notice Given: Eligible for:
At least 7 days prior to start date Full refund
7 days to 48 hours prior to start date Full refund less 20% administration fee
Less than 48 hours prior to start date No refund


The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

Assistance and accommodations are available to participants with different disabilities. Please call or email us for more information: training@winnipegfilmgroup.com

If you’re having trouble signing up for a workshop, please email training@winnipegfilmgroup.com or call (204) 925-3456 (ext 111) Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm.

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