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

Berlin, Germany, February 12, 2019
3rd Jets – Junior Entertainment Talent Slate
Deadline : December 20, 2018

Nyon, Switzerland, April 5 to 13, 2019
50th Visions du Réel International Film Festival
Final Deadline : December 21, 2018

Hong Kong, , March 18 to April 1, 2019
43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival
Late deadline : December 31, 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland, June 19 to 30, 2019
73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival
Regular deadline : January 17, 2019
Late deadline : February 7, 2019

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




Telefilm Canada Festivals and Markets Calls for Entry

Berlin, Germany, February 7 to 17, 2019
Berlinale Co-Production Market | Producers without Borders
Submission Deadlines (eTelefilm): January 6, 2019

Berlin, Germany, February 7 to 15, 2019
Canada Pavilion at the European Film Market (EFM)
Registration Deadlines (eTelefilm): January 6, 2019

Training & Mentorship Programs


Dates listed below are the event dates, not registration deadlines.

Winnipeg Film Group

Film Training Manitoba

Video Pool Media Arts Centre

New Media Manitoba


Red River College

National Screen Institute Courses
Manitoba Film & Music Programs
Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Film, TV, Actors, Music & Media Lab

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