About OSM


On Screen Manitoba leads, builds and represents the media production industry in Manitoba, Canada.

As a non-profit provincial industry association, the On Screen Manitoba membership includes individuals (producers, writers, directors and other industry professionals), labour organizations (ACTRA, DGC, IATSE 856), production companies, service suppliers (material, equipment, professional services, etc.), training organizations, film festivals and other stakeholders, representing some 2000 industry professionals. Our members produce all types of content in English, French and Indigenous languages and they have access to some of the best production incentives in Canada.

Our vision

To lead a vibrant media production industry by enabling growth and innovation.

Our mission

To represent, promote and grow the Manitoba media production industry.

Our Guiding Principles

• Represent the entire media production industry in Manitoba.

• Advocate for the film, TV and convergent media production sector in Manitoba.

• Be inclusive and provide exceptional service to all.

• Be proactive in adapting to change.

• Be a primary resource for all aspects of industry development.

Our activities

Market Access Initiatives that provide travel and market development support to filmmakers, producers and writers at national and international industry trade events. This includes 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.

On Screen Manitoba Annual Report 2019-2020

On Screen Manitoba Strategic Plan 2016-2018

Snapshot of Manitoba’s Media Production Industry

On Screen Manitoba thanks its sustaining partners