ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Winnipeg Film Group’s Mosaic Film Fund is a production support and film mentorship program to support those from Indigenous or diverse cultural backgrounds to produce a first or second independent short film or video.
This fund is specifically open to women, femme and non-binary-identified people. If you have questions or concerns about this, please email us to have a respectful conversation at email@example.com.
Mosaic was founded by Winnipeg Film Group’s former Executive Director, Cecilia Araneda in an effort to support diverse talent in our local filmmaking community.
There is ONE award available.
This award includes:
$2,000 to support living expenses over a 6 month production period
$3,500 in cash to be used for production and post-production
$2,000 in services from the Winnipeg Film Group (workshops/training, equipment, cameras, studio rental, etc.)
General Membership with Production Add On for one year
1 experienced woman filmmaker as project mentor for one-on-one mentorship
A screening of their finished project at the Cinematheque and online on Cinematheque at Home
*Up to $1,000 for access support such as child care (if applying as a primary caregiver), ASL interpretation, etc.
This program supports filmmakers who intend to work in narrative, experimental or documentary, or hybrid/cross-genre work on film or video. The award funding and timeframe would ideally support a short project- 3-5 minutes in length.
Woman, femme and non-binary individuals who self-identify as Indigenous or being of a diverse cultural background*
Over 18 years of age
Manitoba resident for at least six months prior to the application deadline
A beginner filmmaker with little or no previous film or video work
The independent work
be a student project, assignment or activity issued by a teacher or professor from a University, College or other preparatory related school.
*For the purposes of this program, Indigenous peoples include Status, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit people; ‘diverse cultural background’ refers to persons of African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern origin.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, December 1st at 11:59pm.
* Applications can also be submitted in French
Please ensure you have ALL the appropriate submission documents and necessary information for your submission PRIOR to filling out this form. The process of filling in this submission form should take approximately 30 minutes. Please ensure you have sufficient time to complete the form before beginning.
Once you have filled out the form, you may submit your application BELOW by clicking the SUBMIT button.
REMINDER: If you have submitted an application in a previous deadline and did not receive a grant, you are welcome to re-submit the application in this round.
* Fields with an asterisk MUST be completed / filled in, or you will not be allowed to submit the form. If you are having difficulty on pressing the "submit" button, please review each field and ensure all mandatory fields have been completed and mandatory documents uploaded.
ENQUIRIES regarding the MOSAIC FILM FUND and other Winnipeg Film Group production programs can be directed to:
Production Programs Manager