Nov 26, 2014
(events listed below)
The Women’s Film & Video Network, initiated by the Winnipeg Film Group in January 2015, is dedicated to supporting the women who work in film and video in Manitoba. The group is open to directors, producers, writers, crew members, and media arts administrators (etc) who are established, mid-career or emerging. We encourage those who are looking to start out in independent film and video to please join. No experience necessary! No age minimum or maximum.
This group is specifically designed for people who identify as women (cis or trans) or as non-binary, living in Manitoba who currently work in film/video/media arts, or those that aspire to. The casual meetups are FREE.
Our goal is to create a welcoming space for people who identify as women (cis or trans) or as non-binary, living in Manitoba who currently work in film/video/media arts, or those that aspire to. The group is here to provide networking opportunities, enable connections, offer help, develop skills, find crew members, discuss opportunities, share info on potential jobs and to support one another.
To be added to the email list or if you have any questions or comments please contact the Women’s Film and Video Network Coordinator Allison Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Women’s Film and Video Network Facebook Group here
Check out the next few upcoming events:
WFVN Meetup January – Sun, Jan 27, 1-3PM
Room 304-100 Arthur Street, FREE
What better way to spend a cold Sunday afternoon than hanging out talking about film?
Join us in the Media Lab at WFG (100 Arthur St, 3rd floor) on Sunday for our January meetup. We’ll have a selection of tea to help warm us up!
WFVN Meetup February (CBC Pitching Workshop) – Tues, Feb 5, 5PM
CBC Manitoba, 541 Portage Avenue, FREE
Join us for a special edition of the WFVN meetup at CBC Manitoba, 541 Portage Avenue, on Tuesday, February 5!
Come say hello to Iris Yudai and Robin Summerfield, two producers at CBC Manitoba who work with local filmmakers.
They’ll describe the many opportunities that exist for independent creators who are interested in collaborating with the CBC. They’ll offer tips on how to pitch, and happily answer any questions you have, all in a welcoming, casual environment.
There’s no such thing as a dumb question here! And yes, we will have snacks!
The event is free and open to people who identify as women (cis or trans) or as non-binary.
Join us for the first Women’s Film and Video Network Summer BBQ!
Wednesday, August 22, 5-9pm, FREE!
Assiniboine Park, Picnic Sites 18 and 21
All women and non-binary individuals working / interested in film and video are welcome! It’s the park so it’s kid-friendly of course!
The WFG will supply gluten free burgers, gluten free smokies, veggie dogs, standard BBQ condiments, disposable cups, plates and cutlery, juice, soda and some salads and veggies. If you want to bring a side dish or a dessert to share, please do!
Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on as picnic benches are limited and will be used for BBQs and food.
Let’s be green! If you are able to bring your own reusable cup or cutlery that would be great!
We will need a few Barbecues so if you are able to bring one please let me know!
email@example.com / 204-925-3456 x 103
Food for this event is sponsored by William F. White.
Volunteers needed! Please email Monica if you can help out.
And please RSVP on the FACEBOOK event or send an email.
Do you create film or video or want to?
Do you live in Manitoba?
Do you identify as a woman?
If you answered yes to these questions than you should definitely come out for one of the Women’s Film and Video Network meet-ups!
They are free and are a great way to meet others in the community.
Please join us for casual mix-and-mingle networking sessions. This group, designed to create and support community, is specifically for women working in film and video in Manitoba.
We meet at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Black Lodge Studio, Room 304 at 100 Arthur Street. Meet-ups are always FREE to attend and are open to newcomers.
We will mingle, introduce ourselves, and discuss upcoming projects, issues, and how to develop our skills and our network. The direction this group goes is up to you!
If you have any questions, want to volunteer or can RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST RECENT MEET-UP: Thurs July 19 – 6-8pm
WFG Studio, Room 304-100 Arthur Street
(in the Artspace Building in the heart of the Exchange District)
Thurs, June 21: 6-8pm
Weds, May 16: 7-9pm
Weds, April 18: 7-9pm
Weds, March 21: 7-9pm
Thurs, Feb 15, 2018: 7-9pm
Thurs, Jan 18, 2018: 7-9pm
Weds Oct 18, 2017: 7-9pm
Weds Nov 15, 2017: 7-9pm
Weds Dec 13, 2017: 7-9pm
All meet-ups are FREE!
Weds Sept 20, 2017
The group took a hiatus but we are back and meeting regularly.
Here’s a photo of the great group from our first meet-up.
Sun, March 6, 2016
MEET & GREET with Alanis Obomsawin and the NFB
Mon, February 8, 2016 6pm at the Albert Street Cocktail Company – 91 Albert Street
The National Film Board of Canada invites you to attend a “Meet and Greet” with Alanis Obomsawin.
Alanis will be in Winnipeg to take part in the NSI’s Aboriginal Documentary program,
and the staff of the NFB’s Winnipeg office invite you to this special event
to meet us, Alanis, and other creators working in Winnipeg!
– David Christensen, Alicia Smith and Leslie Stafford
THE ART OF THE PITCH with Iris Yudai
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2-4pm — WFG Studio (3rd floor, 100 Arthur St)
It’s one thing to have a great idea for a film or TV show, and an entirely different thing to sell it to a studio or broadcaster. In this free, informal workshop we’ll set aside the pressure and competition and support each other on improving our pitches. We’ll break down the elements of a powerful pitch. We’ll work together to craft engaging loglines. And we’ll talk about (and maybe even practice) techniques for delivering an effective pitch.
MEET & GREET: Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC)
Our third get together was held on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Cinematheque as part of our 40th Anniversary Film Forum, Reflecting Light. After the Canadian Women Directors panel we had a short reception and then held a free info session with Women In the Director’s Chair Producer Carol Whiteman along with local and visiting alumnae to learn more about the WIDC program. It was great to hear the stories from the filmmaker from across Canada, including several from Winnipeg as well as Lulu Keating (YT), Michelle Latimer (ON) and Maureen Bradley (BC).
MEET UP #2
Our second get together was held on Sunday March 22, 2015 from 2-4pm in the WFG Studio, 305-100 Arthur Street. It was attended by approx 32 women, including several writers who are looking to write scripts for women directors. We split into several discussion groups. Questions were asked, advice was given and future projects were discussed.
Our first get together was held on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from 2-4 PM in the WFG Studio, 305-100 Arthur Street. It was attended by over 50 women – including emerging and established filmmakers and video artists, writers, producers, actors and sound techs. We ate snacks, drank tea, mingled and did a round table introduction. It was a warm and welcoming environment.
To join the email list or if you have any questions or comments please contact Women’s Film and Video Network founder and coordinator Monica Lowe:
WFG Distribution Director
204-925-3456 x 103
Women’s Film and Video Network Facebook Group