Upcoming Deadlines

At On Screen Manitoba, we are committed to making our members aware of making industry opportunities such as calls for project submissions for funds, festivals, markets, competitions and awards. Links to all future opportunities will be posted in this centralized location and circulated in our weekly industry newsletter In Focus. To have a call for submissions listed here, e-mail info@onscreenmanitoba.com.


Employment Opportunities

There are several productions shooting right now and more around the corner! That means they are/will be seeking candidates, including entry-level positions. The current production list can be found hereIf it is a union show, productions will contact the local labour unions to hire crew. Here is a list of departments divided by union. Contact the labour unions to find out more:

IATSE Local 856
DGC – Manitoba District Council
IATSE Local 669
ACTRA Manitoba

If you have questions about how to get started in the film industry, FTM offers free career counselling. Call FTM at (204) 989-9669 or email info@filmtraining.mb.ca to set up an appointment.

Local productions are seeking crew for entry-level positions in IATSE Local 856 departments. You would be required to become an IATSE 856 permittee. The first step would be to complete your online required courses (Set Orientation and WHMIS), available through Film Training Manitoba. Full details on these courses can be found here. If you have completed your courses and are interested in applying, please contact:
Terence Fuller – IATSE 856 Steward
(204) 953-1100

Film Festivals Submissions

Telefilm Festival Calls for Entry

Oberhausen, Germany, May 1 to 6, 2019
65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Deadline for submissions : February 1, 2019

Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 6 to 11, 2019
26th Sheffield Doc Fest
Regular deadline : February 11, 2019
Late deadline : March 4, 2019

Cannes, France, May 14 to 25, 2019
72nd Festival de Cannes
Application (eTelefilm) : February 13, 2019
Screener delivery : February 20, 2019




  • Registration and submission for Sunny Side of the Doc (La Rochelle, France June 24-27, 2019) is open. The deadline for the call for projects is April 19 and the deadline for digital installations and experiences is March 29. View more information here.

Telefilm Canada Active market calls for entry

Annecy, France, June 12 to 14, 2019
Mifa Pitches, The International Animation Film Market
Deadline for entries : February 4, 2019

Cannes, France, April 8 to 11, 2019
Registration – Canada Pavilion : February 19, 2019
Accreditation – Early Bird Umbrella Rate : March 1, 2019
Accreditation – Regular Umbrella Rate : April 8, 2019
Registration – MIPTV Guide : March 5, 2019

Training & Mentorship Programs

Dates listed below are event dates, not registration deadlines.

Workshops, Training and Events with the Winnipeg Film Group
Workshops with Film Training Manitoba
Workshops with Video Pool Media Arts Centre

New Media Manitoba

Red River College

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