Nov 26, 2014
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 Women’s Film and Video Network founder and coordinator Monica Lowe:
WFG Distribution Director
204-925-3456 x 103
Join the Women’s Film and Video Network Facebook Group here
NEXT MEET-UP: Weds May 16 – 7PM
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.
Some members of the group are making a collective short film. If you are interested please join us to talk about it or get involved. All levels of ability are accepted!
Some members are talking about creating an advocacy group.
For those that do not want to make a film or do advocacy work we can still talk, network and stay connected.
The next few meet-ups are planned for the Artspace Boardroom: Room 424-100 Arthur Street (the Artspace Building in the heart of the Exchange District)
Weds March 21 – 7PM
Weds April 18 – 7PM
Weds May 16 – 7PM
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!
Please join us on the third Wednesday of the month 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 will supply the coffee, tea and juice. Please bring a small snack to share.
We meet at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Black Lodge Studio, Room 304 at 100 Arthur Street.
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
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