First Film Fund

  • Call for submissions
  • Manitoba

Winnipeg Film Group

deadline: January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm

The Winnipeg Film Group’s (WFG) Manitoba Film and Music (MFM) First Film Fund is designed to assist aspiring/beginning filmmakers make their first film. This fund provides up to $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in services towards a short film or video project. This fund supports films in narrative, experimental, documentary or hybrid/cross-genre. Projects that are more than 5 minutes in length are NOT eligible for the First Film Fund.

Please Note: Funds for this initiative are extremely limited and that we receive far more worthy applications than we can provide funding for.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing with the WFG.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Manitoba.
  • Applicant has taken introductory filmmaking workshops at the WFG and/or is enrolled in or a graduate of a post-secondary film program and/or can demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • Applicant must be the director or artist-creator of the project, with full artistic and financial control of the project.
  • Applicant can NOT apply with a project designed as a student project, assignment, or activity issued by a teacher or professor from a College, University or other preparatory related school.

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Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 at 12:00pm

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