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April 2020

Manitoba Museum @Home Virtual Visits

April 3 - April 30

Always More To Discover! ManitobaMuseum@Home is our most important way of engaging with the people of Manitoba. We hope you, your families, and your students enjoy connecting with us as we share our history and explore space and science. We are happy to take you on virtual tours, tell you some secrets, show you some of our 2.9 million artifacts and specimens, help you learn about the night sky, and share some ideas for creative activities at home. We want…

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WHEAT Institute: Reawakening Ancestral Resiliency Through Eco-Arts

April 22 - May 27
$540

Join Dr Frye Jean Graveline RSW, RCAT Join Fyre Jean, Metis Grandmother, Artist, Art Therapist, Earth Activist for a powerfully transformative and playful hands-on experience. Together we will reAwaken our Ancestral Resiliency through deepening our connection to Mother Earth creatively, ceremonially, practically and metaphorically. We will engage in enlivening our-selves as co-Creators, exploring multiple holistic therapeutic Eco-Arts, while simultaneously and holistically be spanning several healing practices, including Mind: mindfulness (breath and guided meditation); Spirit: traditional teachings (stories, blessings, drumming and…

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WHEAT Institute: Online Counselling Training

April 23 - May 28
$360

Online Counselling Training with Karen Wallace M.ED., BCATR In this class, you will learn some of the important tools to work online with clients. We will discuss how to connect with parents/caregivers, how to set up therapy spaces for children at their homes, consent forms, working online self-care, and online resources. I will show some expressive art processes that can be used online with children, youth or adults. We will cover how to create attunement online; structure the session for…

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Stay at Home Session – Blender to Unity

April 23 - April 30
Free

New Media Manitoba is presenting an industry expert live-streaming each week on a different aspect of game design. Join us as they break down their craft and technique in these deep dives. Rebecca Harrison, Art Director at Gallium Studios, is starting things off for us with a four-part series on making a 3D game character using Blender and Unity. This series gives you the unique opportunity to learn the basics of character design from a professional video game designer all…

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WHEAT Institute: Trickster Tales

April 24 - May 29
$180

Traditional Cree Stories for Beginning Cree Learners - Dr Kevin Lewis ipkDoc Kevin Lewis runs kâniyâsihk Culture Camps near Island Lake, Saskatchewan. This class is open to all, no previous knowledge of Cree language necessary. Dates: April 24 - May 29, 2020 Time: Fridays, 5 - 6 pm Now is a wonderful time to learn and stay connected through the healing power of the arts. Please take good care of yourselves and each other.​ Contact Stephanie at info@wheatinstitute.com to register and receive your…

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May 2020

Let’s Sing Broadway

May 3 - May 24

A fun and upbeat way to strengthen your singing technique. Each session will include warm-ups, technique and practice of breath, posture, rhythm, and pitch. Students will have the opportunity to learn two songs from the musical theatre repertoire. This class is delivered virtually through Zoom. Instructor: Shauna Martin | Class length: 60 minutes | Session length: 4 weeks | Registration fee: $75 Afternoon Class: Sunday 3-4pm beginning Sunday, May 3 Evening Class: Tuesday 7-8pm beginning Tuesday, May 5 Register ONLINE.

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Stay at Home Session – Unity Basics – Collaboration & Version Control

May 5 - May 28
Free

Every week our Stay at Home Session is presenting a live stream from an industry expert as they break down their craft and technique in game development.   The best news, though, is that they are 100% free. An incredible month of game dev lectures to take your skills to the next level. Participants will learn how to properly set up version control, creating a collaborative environment to develop a game within the Unity 3D game engine.  Learning Outcomes Version control tools…

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Intro to DaVinci: Colour Correction

May 5 at7:00 pm - May 6 at10:00 pm
$40 – $80

DaVinci Resolve is the leading software for colour correction in the film industry! And now it is your turn to learn how to make your film/video look even more captivating with this two day crash course on the Colour Grading Program DaVinci Resolve. Dates:  May 5 & May 6, 2020 Time: 7–10 pm Instructor: Tony Wytinck “Originally designed for Hollywood’s elite colourists, DaVinci Resolve has been used on more feature films and TV shows than anything else because it lets you…

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Introduction to Music Theory

May 7 - May 28

Adults & Youth Ages 12+ This class will present the basic concepts of music theory: the treble & bass clefs, major keys up to 1 sharp and 1 flat, scales and primary triads in those major keys and learning to write a simple melody using this knowledge. The class is delivered virtually through Zoom. Worksheets will be provided for the course, no book is required. NOTE: This class is designed for students with NO prior theory knowledge. Thursday: 6:45 –…

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June 2020

Substance Designer – An Introduction

June 11 - June 25
Free

Substance Designer is the gold-standard 3D material creation software used by professional animation and game development studios all over the world. This workshop will be aimed primarily at beginners but can also serve as a good refresher for those who haven’t opened Substance Designer in a while. Preferably viewers will have a familiarity with the concept of black and white masks and/or Photoshop Blend Modes but it’s not required. Learning Outcomes Learn the Basics of the Substance Designer UI Learn…

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One Night Stand – Virtual Edition

June 11 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

A Series of Readings Focused on the Development of New Works Come get a sneak peek of what is up-and-coming in Winnipeg's theatre scene! Sarasvàti Productions is excited to welcome Launchpad alumni Jonathan Mourant as coordinator for the launching of a virtual One Night Stand Series. Each edition will offer excerpts of new works in early stages of development, read by an ensemble of actors, and tested before an audience. The goal is to focus on the playwright and what…

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Let’s Sing Broadway for Adults

June 16 - July 7
$75.00

A fun and upbeat way to strengthen your singing technique. Each session will include warm-ups, technique and practice of breath, posture, rhythm, and pitch. Students will have the opportunity to learn two songs from musical theatre repertoire. Instructor: Shauna Martin Class length: 60 minutes Session length: 4 weeks Registration fee: $75 Ages: 14+ Dates: Tuesdays, 7 -8pm beginning Tuesday, June 16 This class is delivered virtually through Zoom.

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Bouncing Beethovens

June 16 - July 7
$60

A chance for you and your child to enjoy music together. Our highly qualified instructors use song, movement, and percussion instruments to give your child the best possible start to their musical journey. Based on the Orff approach to music instruction, these classes are a great introduction to music and instruments, as well as a wonderful way to nurture a musical bond between parent and child. Dates: Tuesdays, 9–10 am, Weeks starting June 16 Cost: $60 Instructor: Johanna Kroetsch This…

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Beginning Ukulele

June 18 - July 9
$75

If ever there was an instrument quickly gaining popularity with modern audiences beyond the folk music crowd–it’s hands-down the ukulele! Learning to play the ukulele is a great introduction to musical proficiency and literacy for first-timers. This virtual class teaches you the basics of the ukulele from hand placement to notes to rhythm and everything else you need to understand the ukulele. Dates: Thursdays, 12–1 pm, 4 weeks starting June 18 Cost:  $75 Instructor: Phil Natividad Register ONLINE.

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Introduction to Music Theory

June 18 - July 9
$75

This class will present the basic concepts of music theory: the treble & bass clefs, major keys up to 1 sharp and 1 flat, scales and primary triads in those major keys and learning to write a simple melody using this knowledge. The class is delivered virtually through Zoom.  Worksheets will be provided for the course, no book is required. This class is designed for students with NO prior theory knowledge. Dates: Thursdays, 6:45 – 7:45 pm, 4 weeks starting…

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Temporal Contours Sound Series v09 (live stream): The Latent Body

June 18 at8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Temporal Contours v09 (live stream): The Latent Body Tuty Moreno Campos (ARG/MX) Inge Teloo (Wpg) Dasha (Wpg) Marijana Mandusic & Pat Klassen (Wpg) www.twitch.tv/videopoolmediaartscentre Originally planned as an in-person concert for pre-COVID Winnipeg, v09 of Temporal Contours will now consist of live-performances streamed online and will confront interiority as a space with which to withhold and release. These are artists dealing with fragments of information, intended or spontaneous, working through a dialogue with their respective bodies - be it material,…

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WAG & Indigenous Music Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Virtual Powwow

June 21 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty 1 Territory, June 17, 2020: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and Indigenous Music are excited to announce a Virtual Powwow in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day on Sunday, June 21, with grand entry at 1pm. The event will be livestreamed on Facebook from the WAG for all to enjoy. Event Info: The virtual powwow will adhere to the physical distancing guidelines defined by the province of Manitoba. Participants are encouraged to dance along to the Facebook…

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Directing Intimacy

June 23 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $40

Tuesday, June 23rd | 7pm – 9pm  | Zoom Session  *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. Intimacy can be absolutely central to your film’s narrative. From character development, conflict, resolution, and back again, sex and intimacy are an enormous part of our lives as humans and the lives of our characters. It’s important that we pay attention to the who, what, where, and why of our decisions relating…

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July 2020

Fundamentals of a Short Film

July 7 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

Tuesday, July 7th | 7pm-10pm | Zoom Session  *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. Director and cinematographer siblings, Taylor and Ellaina Brown, are here to take you step by step through a few of their award winning short films “Refraction Sector” and “Model Citizen.” Both films were started and completed in the 48-Hour Film Contest, this workshop will explore how a film comes together and what pitfalls to…

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Online Mask Making Workshop with the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba

July 8 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Learn to make a simple and personalized mask to help protect yourself during this pandemic in this free workshop. To ensure the safety of participants and to follow social distancing requirements this workshop will be held over Zoom. Participants will be responsible for providing their own supplies and equipment. A supply list is provided below. Please note that the masks made in this workshop are not medical grade. While homemade masks do not completely prevent transmission, they are another precaution…

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Winnipeg Folk Fest AT HOME!

July 11 at7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

With the cancellation of the festival this summer we know many hearts, including ours, were broken. So we set out in search of a way to keep the music alive and celebrate our amazing community which includes YOU and our volunteers, sponsors, donors and of course, the artists both past and present. We are so excited to bring you Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home presented by Assiniboine Credit Union and Bell MTS. We will virtually transport you to Birds Hill…

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Online Sashiko Mending Workshop with Anna-Marie Janzen

July 15 at6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $27

In this workshop, learn to visibly mend garments with holes or tears with sashiko with Anna-Marie Janzen. Sashiko is a decorative Japanese technique that reinforces damaged textiles. To ensure the safety of participants and to follow social distancing requirements this workshop will take place online over Zoom. Workshop runs: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30–8:30 pm Registration deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020 Registration fee: $15 (MCML members); $20 (Non-members) Supplies: Scrap denim and other fabric for patching Thread Needles Marking chalk…

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Gimli Film Festival Online

July 22 - July 26

The 20th annual Gimli Film Festival will be moving exclusively online!  We are incredibly sad to be forced to cancel in-person events, however, we are excited that GFF is going to be able to offer one of the most comprehensive Online Film Festivals ever offered in Canada when it goes live, July 22 to 26, 2020! GFF’s 2020 Online Film Festival will be offered via two distinct platforms: GFF ON DEMAND – an on-demand, Netlfix-styled film viewing platform that will…

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Film Reflections with Shelley Niro

July 23 at5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us with acclaimed Mohawk multimedia artist and award-winning filmmaker, Shelley Niro, as she discusses her six-week production process for her second film, The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw. This workshop will address her transition in making experimental short films to her experience with creating narrative feature films. Shelley will touch on what artists and films influence her career, what themes she explores in her art and how important spirituality and humour are in shaping her future projects. *Note:…

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Artist Talk | Catherine Opie

July 23 at6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Plug In ICA would like to extend a warm welcome to join us on Thursday, July 23 at 6pm for an online Artist Talk by Catherine Opie. Catherine Opie will discuss her most recent works The Modernist (2017), Swamps and Political Collages (2019) in-depth, as well as an overview of her entire career that spans from the early 1990s to today. Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, OH in 1961 and received her B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute and…

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Network Speaker Series | Kaitlin Tremblay | CAPY Games

July 28 at6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

New Media Manitoba is happy to announce our Network Speaker Series. This on-going series of presentations will showcase a diverse group of perspectives from experts in creative technologies. To kick-off the series we have Kaitlin Tremblay who is a writer and narrative designer at CAPY Games. She’ll be presenting strategies for nurturing (sustainably building and growing) narrative teams within studios, with a specific look at the role of community building and how team integration plays into this. Topics Covered Specific workflows Tools…

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Cinematography for Directors

July 29 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

A cinematographer is among the first crew members a director will work with, and the need to communicate visuals properly becomes a key skill to the success of that partnership. Working with a good cinematographer can leave more time for the director to work with actors and create bolder images, letting the cinematographer take several major duties off the director if they were working alone. This workshop is for new and intermediate directors who are beginning to work with a…

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August 2020

Air on the Side of Caution by Marie LeBlanc

August 1 - September 16

Artist Statement “Air on the Side of Caution” examines both my experiences with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and air pollution. As a person with MCS I experience a life of fight or flight in a world of chemicals and pollution. Cautiously choosing a safe environment I often find it is hard to find a place that is free from toxins. I am living with an inconvenient disability in a modern world. There is so much air pollution from airplane and…

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Masks & Makers Online Fundraising Auction

August 1 - September 9
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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In Support of Craft and Craftspeople in Manitoba Over the past few months, masks have become commonplace in our communities. On the bus, in the grocery store, at the doctor’s office – even in parks and playgrounds – people are donning masks to protect themselves and those around them. The mask, so closely tied to ideas of caution and care, has become emblematic of these strange and difficult pandemic times we’re living in. As such, the mask is fertile ground…

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Content Creation During a Crises Online Workshop

August 12 at2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether your business is open or closed during this time Evie Lavers of Rhythm Club will share with you her best practices, tips and tricks for engaging your community through content creation to keep your community engaged. Content creation can include article writing, photographs, video, online commentary, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media, or simply reposting. The workshop will take place on a live Zoom call at 2 pm Wednesday, August 12 2020…

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Fall Art Classes at Forum Art Centre

August 14 - September 10
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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Forum Art Centre Fall Art Classes Art Classes start September 14, 2020 at Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street. 30+ Class Options to choose from! Classes for all ages and skill levels. Register now at: http://www.forumartcentre.com/classes or register@forumartcentre.com or call 204-235-1069. Our creative & relaxing atmosphere includes classes such as: Acrylic Mediums Book Art Water Soluble Oils Portraits like the Masters Impressionist Landscapes & Gardens Children’s Art Watercolour Charcoal Portraits Acrylics & Drawing Teen Manga And much more! For Online…

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May There Always Be Sunshine (The Wind And The Void) | Artist Talk by Kandis Friesen

August 18 at6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Please join us on August 18th at 6pm for May There Always Be Sunshine (The Wind And The Void), an online artist talk by Kandis Friesen. The flag says this, this motto, like a state greeting card to the child on the event of every sunrise of each year. The epic is always dawning, and we arise to its awakening, follow in its flow. This is the ghost we are surrounded by – this sunshine, the wind, and the void.…

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Live coding music with Sonic Pi : An introduction to Algoraving

August 20 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Learn to perform music by writing code! No previous experience necessary! A workshop for women, non-binary and transgender people in order to make space for those under-represented in programming and tech communities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Sonic Pi, a software synthesizer that allows anyone to create music as computer code. In addition to receiving a tour of the Sonic Pi platform, you will also be introduced to the basics of programming in Ruby, a popular…

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‘Bring Your Own Mic’ concert series featuring Scott Nolan & Glenn Buhr

August 22 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We have watched the rise of live-streaming and how it has allowed artists to stay connected with their fans. At the same time, we also realize that live-streaming is complicated for artists to use as a source of revenue. As we watch other industries slowly return to work, and we are acutely aware that the live music industry will be one of the last to go back to what we called normal. So we must adapt and change. So we’re…

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Indigenous Film Summit

August 24 - August 27

The 2020 Indigenous Film Summit will be going online on August 24 - 27, 2020. The Indigenous Film Summit is aimed at emerging and professional writers, directors, and producers to come together, share ideas, and provide an excellent opportunity to network with some top professionals in the industry. Panels Discussions Include: Diversity, Representation, & Inclusion: ​What Does It Mean In 2020? Indigenizing Social Media in 60 Seconds or Less: ​a TikTok Discussion Rising Indigenous Storytellers Self-care & Wellness In Film Changing…

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Songide’ewin: Reconciliation Through Theatre

August 25 - August 27
Sarasvàti Productions, 242 Cathedral Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 0X3 Canada
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We are so excited to finally share Songide’ewin with audiences! We have worked hard to ensure a safe process for our cast, crew and audiences. This production features the stories and lived experiences of over 70 Indigenous youth. Join us outdoors August 25 to 27! For three nights at 7pm we will have 50 in-person tickets available for the outdoor performance with socially distanced seating. Each performance will also be live-streamed for at home viewing. Tickets can be purchased online…

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Screenplay to Storyboard: Visually Planning your Film

August 25 - August 27
$20 – $40

Storyboarding is a series of visual illustrations and is a graphic organizer that details how a film will be shown in chronological order. In this course, you will learn how to break your shots and scenes from your written script into visual thumbnails or storyboards, in preparation for your next animation or short film. It is an important step in pre-visualizing narrative concepts for film, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences and planning budgets for your production. It also…

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Shakespearean Comedy Masterclass with Ron Pederson

August 25 - August 26
$50

With Award-Winning Actor, Director, Improviser and Comedian Ron Pederson Date: Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 7–9pm Capacity: 12 participants Cost: $50 dollars Deadline to Register: August 21, 2020. Preparation materials will be emailed to registrants About the Instructor Ron Pederson​ is a Canadian actor, improviser, and director. Ron has worked across Canada with many theatres, including The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, The Canadian Stage Company, The Coal Mine Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Center, Alberta Theatre…

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‘Open for Business’ a Social Media Online Workshop

August 26 at2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Following the lessons from our first Rhythm Club webinar of clear, creative communication, Evie will share with you key messaging to drive in-person engagement during the COVID-19 crises to increase in-person traffic by organically sharing your programming, establishment openings or in-person creative practices. This includes how to communicate your provincial safety protocols online, and what your originations are doing to support them to ensure your community is safe. The workshop will take place on a live Zoom call and be…

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September 2020

Respecere by Jen Sebring

September 4 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Respecere is a term taken from Donna Haraway’s work, When Species Meet, which she defines as, “ act of respect. To hold in regard, to look back reciprocally, to notice, to pay attention.” Respecere, in this instance, considers the embodied space between human and horse at a single point in time, and what can be gained from reflecting on this momentary intra-action. Join us at 7pm on September 4, 2020 for the opening reception of "Respecere" by Jen Sebring. This…

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Film Marketing & Distribution Strategies with Jeff Chiba Stearns

September 9 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

This online workshop will outline some of the steps needed to identify, build, reach, and activate audiences for marketing & engagement, starting in development. Festivals and industry conferences present both a challenge and an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to advance and monetize their projects. Jeff Chiba Stearns will describe his experience using a successful hybrid distribution strategy for his award-winning feature documentary Mixed Match. This workshop will cover: Audience Development Marketing and Promotion  Self Distribution  Commercial Distribution & Sales Agents  Educational Distribution  Distribution Windows  Film Festival Strategies  Monetization  Social Media  Publicity and Press About…

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Master Class with Award Winning Filmmaker: Alan Zweig

September 24 at6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $40

 *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. About the Instructor Alan Zweig is one of Canada’s most acclaimed filmmakers. His work freshly escapes from the usual information and fact-based style of many documentary films and Zweig’s work bears his unique stamp. This special online Master Class will feature Zweig as he discusses his distinguished career and even addresses the issue of making his latest film (a sequel to his…

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Network Speaker Series – Meagan Byrne

September 24 at6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you working with Indigenous content? Our next session in the Network Speaker Series will focus on why digital projects that touch on Indigenous content should develop proper structure and Protocols. When we work with Indigenous content in the digital medium we often don’t consider the unique problems it presents. Meagan Byrne, an Âpihtawikosisân (Métis) Narrative Mechanics Designer and founder of Achimostawinan Games will share her knowledge about working with Indigenous content in the digital industry and why it’s important…

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