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Winnipeg Film Group: Filmmaking with your Smartphone

Winnipeg Film Group’s Filmmaking with your Smartphone was a program created to inspire and activate young aspiring artists, creative-types and storytellers. This program provided guidance and valuable information from an array of working professionals in Manitoba’s film community. Each week the students met on Zoom with lead mentor Ben Williams and other professional guest mentors involved in different aspect of the filmmaking process. The topics ranged from independent filmmaking to how to get into Manitoba’s film industry, creating, producing and distributing a film, and various aesthetic and technical skills. They conducted an independent study lab where each filmmaker made their own movie on their smartphone and screened their film at the final presentation share night. Providing a place for young people to network, create new work and develop a pathway to a new career in film.

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