Wednesday, October 17 | Free admission & everyone is welcome


PANEL #1: What is Producing/What is a Producer? | 7:00 – 8:10 PM

Defining the role of a producer on small and large scale projects and why your next project should include a producer.

Jeff Beesley, Buffalo Gal Pictures – Director & Producer

Janelle Wookey, Wookey Films – Founder/Producer

Libby Lea, Frank Digital – Head of Production

Jeff Newman, Nüman Films – Producer & Director

Moderated by David Knipe


INTERMISSION | 8:10 – 8:20

SCREENING #1 | 8:20 – 10:00

The Birdwatcher – dir. Ryan Steel (5 min) |  University of Winnipeg – DRAMA

It’s a Boy – dir. Caid Dow  (6.48 min) | University of British Columbia – COMEDY

Birds – dir. Rachel Glassman (7.22 min) |  Ryerson University –  DOCUMENTARY

Let’s Talk Ergonomics – dir. Rachel Samson  (1.24 min) | Concordia University – ANIMATION

Not You – dir. Alex Nguyen & Thomas Hanan  (6.17 min) –  University of Winnipeg – DRAMA

Breakfast – dir. Jesse de Rocquigny (5.22 min) | University of Winnipeg –  EXPERIMENTAL

2nd Opinions – dir. Sara Bulloch (2.53 min) | Red River College – DRAMA

Mustard Seed  – dir. Lina Roessler  (8.54) | York University –  DRAMA

The Body + Reality – dir. Rylen Campbell-Stovell  (2.57) | University of Winnipeg –  EXPERIMENTAL

Ketchup Kingpin – dir. Brent Kroeker  (3.11) | University of Winnipeg – MUSIC VIDEO

Lotion – dir. Afolabi Ojolola (3 min) | University of Manitoba – COMEDY

Alternative Peeling – dir. Alice Reiter  (3.53 min) | Concordia University – EXPERIMENTAL

Good Morning – dir. Emily Huang (1.35 min) | Concordia University – ANIMATION

Change – dir. Taylor Brown, a film by Ellaina Brown (10.03 min) | University of Manitoba – COMEDY

The Replacement  – dir. Miranda Moroz (14 min) | University of Winnipeg –  DRAMA

Thursday, October 18 | Free admission & everyone is welcome


PANEL #2:  |  Self-Distribution/Distribution – Getting your film out there! |  7:00 – 8:10 

Shedding some light on different options for distributing your film – whether it’s trying more local festivals, international festivals, or finding distribution through an organization and answering the question: when is a good time to put your film online? 

Aaron Zeghers, Filmmaker & Gimli Film Festival – Festival Director

Scott Fitzpatrick, Filmmaker

Steph Berrington, Winnipeg Film Group – Distribution Coordinator

Deco Dawson, Filmmaker

Moderated by Paul Little


INTERMISSION | 8:10 – 8:20

SCREENING #2 | 8:20 – 10:00

That Unspoken Thing  – dir. Adam Yasinski (4.1 min) | University of Winnipeg – DRAMA

Small Talk – dir. Tavis Putnam (12.19 min) | University of Winnipeg – COMEDY

Louis Bako – dir. Ethan Krushel  (6.56 min) | Red River College – DOCUMENTARY

Snowed – dir. Noah Jung  (1.3 min) | Concordia University – ANIMATION

On the Bus – dir. Ryan Steel (3.36 min) – University of Winnipeg – DOCUMENTARY

The Meeting – dir. Ciera Fredborg (2 min) | University of Winnipeg – COMEDY

Saida –  dir. Sam Mohseni (12.14 min) – University of British Columbia – DRAMA

Cold Feet – dir. Myles A. Taylor (4.1 min) | University of Winnipeg – COMEDY

Dying Light  – Luke Whitmore (15.55 min) | Red River College – DRAMA

Refraction Sector –  dir. Taylor Brown, a film by Ellaina Brown (4.26 min) | University of Manitoba – COMEDY

Olympia – dir. Eric Peterson (26.22 min) – University of Winnipeg – DRAMA

Friday, October 19 | Free admission & everyone is welcome


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Maryniuk – Filmmaker | 7:00 – 8:15 

Mike Maryniuk was born in Winnipeg, but raised in the rural back country of Manitoba. A completely self-taught film virtuoso, Maryniuk’s film world is an inventive hybrid of Jim Henson, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage. Maryniuk’s films are a visual stew of hand-made ingredients and are full of home cooked wonderfulness. His films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Hot Docs and around the world. His feature film THE GOOSE premiered in Rotterdam this year and will screen in Winnipeg in November.

INTERMISSION | 8:15 – 8:30

AWARDS | 8:30 – 10:00

RECEPTION | 10:00 – MIDNIGHT