Since 2002, UWPG Film Fest has provided a venue for post-secondary student filmmakers from across North America to show their work to an audience – a key component to the filmmaking process. It has always been a free festival, in that there is no submission fee and no admission fee.

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Selection Jury:

Our Selection Jury is comprised of three industry professionals who are currently working in the Manitoba film industry and are graduates from film/media programs at Red River College, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba.

This jury selected the films to screen at the festival.


Awards Jury:

Jessica Gibson – Production Manager at Media Rendezvous

Jessica began working in Film & Television in 2007 after studying acting and realizing that she also had a passion for working behind the scenes.  Since then she has accumulated experience in all levels from Development to Post Production in a variety of genres including Documentary, Music & Variety, Feature Film and Television.

Gabriel Levesque – Cinematographer, Screenwriter & Producer

After graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Gabriel left the theatre world to pursue a career in film and television. He’s been working in the camera department since 2000 and as a cinematographer since 2005. He works on films documentaries, kids series, commercials and everything in between.

Jocelyn Mitchell – Producer at Numan Films

Jocelyn joined Nüman Films in 2012. Her roles include producing, production management, development, and business affairs. Prior to joining Nüman Films, Jocelyn was the Development Manager and Co-producer at Eagle Vision Inc. where she managed a slate of feature films and television projects. With over ten years experience in the production industry, Jocelyn has produced many hours of broadcast television.


This jury selected the award winners for the festival’s ten categories.