Funds and Programs

On Screen Manitoba members can access funds that offset travel and registration costs to participate in festivals, markets and professional development.  These funds are made possible through support from Manitoba Film and Music. All three funds effectively provide On Screen Manitoba members with cash assistance equal to 50% of the actual eligible costs up to the amount approved by the jury. On Screen Manitoba will provide payment for 100% of the actual eligible costs up to the amount approved by the jury. Successful applicants must pay a Program Fee representing 50% of the total eligible costs up to the amount approved by the jury.
With Manitoba Film and Music’s contribution to the OSM Access Funds confirmed, OSM is accepting applications for travel to markets and festivals as well as professional development between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Some restrictions apply, please contact Maryam Decter for details.
Deadlines: applications are accepted on the 15 and the 30 of each month, and are due 3 weeks prior to the event/activity.


  • ACCESS TO FESTIVALS is an industry-driven fund that provides travel assistance to independent Manitoban writers, directors, producers and distributors with at least two years of experience and whose productions have been selected to screen at recognized national and international festivals.
  • ACCESS TO MARKETS is an industry-driven fund that provides travel assistance to independent Manitoban producers, independent distributors, writers and creative service professionals attending national and international markets.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND is an industry-driven fund designed to support the professional development of independent Manitoban writers, directors and producers, production company full-time staff and creative service professionals with at least two years of experience in the media production industry.

If you have questions, please contact: Maryam Decter, Membership and Programs Manager, 204.927.5898, maryam@onscreenmanitoba.com, 003-100 Arthur Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3.

Participants are encouraged to acknowledge On Screen Manitoba’s contribution wherever possible on their marketing material. 

2018 Access Funds Dates
May 15
May 30
June 15
June 30
July 14
July 31
August 15
August 30
September 15
September 29
October 16
October 30
November 15
November 30
December 15
January 2
January 16
January 30
February 15
February 28
March 15
March 30