The Winnipeg Film Group works with educators across Manitoba to:
- ensure they have the skills to teach their students about the art of filmmaking;
- facilitate the use of the films created by Manitoba and Canadian filmmakers to educate and start discussions about a wide variety of subjects;
- and to encourage as many people as possible to utilize the art of film in their lives.
We are currently compiling a book of Educational Resources aimed at Manitoba high school teachers to be used in the classroom. These resources will meet Curricular Outcomes as laid out by Manitoba Curriculum. We will structure the resources around fifteen short films created by and about Aboriginals and their history, lifestyle and beliefs.
These resources will be available in the Spring of 2014 and will be mailed out to every high school in the province of Manitoba. Additional copies will be available for order here. We will feature bonus content on our website and encourage all educators to use the book in the classroom and sign up for their free account once they receive their book to access the special features and to stream the films featured.
We engage scholars, curators and programmers who love film to write about the subjects they know and care passionately about. We have a collection of dozens of essays on film as well as two books written on Manitoba filmmakers.
The Winnipeg Film Group holds a variety of classes and workshops for teachers, adults and youth over the course of the year to teach the art of filmmaking. Check out the courses we offer or request one specifically for your school, board, class or group.
Our online store features several films used in schools across Canada and the US to teach a variety of topics. We have licences available for Public Libraries, Community Groups, School Boards, single schools and universities.