On Screen Manitoba leads the development of a dynamic media production industry that is recognized for its world-class creative and technical talent. We are a non-profit professional association that includes both individuals (producers, writers, directors and other industry professionals) and organizations (production companies, labour groups, distributors, broadcasters, service suppliers, training bodies and exhibitors) representing some 1,500 media production industry professionals. Our members work in all genres and formats (in English, French and Aboriginal languages) and have access to some of the best production incentives in Canada.
On Screen Manitoba is the central node of the Manitoba media production industry, the go-to for people who work in this sector or who want to learn about it.
To increase opportunity and recognition of the Manitoba media production industry by sharing information and facilitating connections for industry professionals and stakeholders.
- Information and Communication: to strengthen the media production industry in Manitoba by being a point of contact and an information resource.
- Recognition and Celebration: to recognize and promote the Manitoba media production industry through active representation of the industry and its work locally, nationally and internationally.
- Development and Innovation: to encourage growth and innovation in the Manitoba media production industry, through the pursuit of both external opportunities and a positive production and business landscape.
- Growth and Sustainability: to support a creative and commercial economy that will sustain the Manitoba media production industry for the future and provide gainful employment for industry members.
Market Access Initiatives that provide travel and market development support to filmmakers, producers and writers at national and international industry trade events. In 2012-2013, this included Realscreen Washington, HOTDOCS, the Cannes Film Festival and Market, the Banff World Media Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, AFM, Berlinale, MIPTV and others.
Business Development Initiatives that put Manitoba production companies in meetings with co-production partners, industry stakeholders and decision-makers through conferences and speaker series that include one-on-one business meetings in Manitoba and elsewhere.
Promotion of the Manitoba Media Production Industry and our members achievements through our websites, social media, an industry guide, online directory and partnerships with Manitoba Film & Music at international and national festivals and markets.
Communicating Industry Information to identify business trends and opportunities in terms of regulatory issues, technology, audience behaviour, production, financing, marketing and distribution.
Providing a Voice for the Manitoba Industry to ensure that industry trends and regulatory affairs are analyzed and considered from the perspective of Manitoba media production professionals. Nationally, On Screen Manitoba provides a voice for regional creators and producers. Provincially, it interprets industry trends and advocates for ongoing production incentives and support that are adapted to current challenges and opportunities.