Winnipeg Film Group
The Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) is an artist-run film education, production, distribution and exhibition centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, committed to promoting the art of cinema. Since its inception in 1974 it has focused on the development of the artist, the development of the audience, and the exploration of the medium.
Winnipeg Film Group provides training, funding, and equipment rentals to independent filmmakers. Honorary WFG members include:
Winnipeg Film Group makes Canadian films available to local, national and international film festivals, broadcasters, other film co-ops, cinemas and a variety of other presenting organizations.
The WFG operates a Cinematheque on the first floor of the historic Artspace building in Winnipeg's Exchange District. It has one screen, and plays two evening shows on weekdays, and matinées on the weekends. The focus is on Canadian Films, particularly made in Manitoba films, but there are also special screenings for international independent films, children's films, and classic films.
WFG is notable for having many past staff and members attain prominent positions in the Canadian media industry.
- "Prairie Visionaries: Guy Maddin and the Winnipeg Film Group", CBC Digital Archives (1986-2004)
- "One great city for filmmakers," by Aaron Graham, Uptown Magazine, October 22, 2009
- Winnipeg Film Group on IMDbPro (subscription required)
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