WFG Insurance FAQs
Our independent production insurance provides a basic film shoot insurance plan through Team Insurance Brokers that is available to our General Members with a Production Add On. They must be members in good standing, residents of Manitoba, and working on independent film or video projects.
* For the purposes of the Winnipeg Film Group, independent works are one where the director retains full creative and editorial control.
While a degree of coverage for the Winnipeg Film Group’s in-house equipment is provided automatically to our members, filmmakers may require shoot insurance if they are shooting on location, on City property (as this is a potential liability matter), if they are using equipment from a commercial rental house, or working on an extended shoot.
This insurance is available at a significant discount for independent projects, versus obtaining insurance independently:
- Rates for independent films and videos start at $300 per project, plus applicable taxes, depending on the nature of the project and the level of insurance required. Depending on your needs, the rates may need to be increased.
- If your shoot is cancelled or for any reason you need to cancel your insurance application, there will still be a $50 fee, meaning if you paid $300 for insurance you would receive a $250 refund upon cancellation.
This independent production plan is available to General Members who have purchased the Production Add On, working on independent, director-driven, non-commercial works. Eligibility for this plan is subject to a case-by-case assessment of projects by staff, and the Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to refuse access to productions that do not meet the plan criteria.
As the processing time for this insurance depends greatly on the submission of a fully completed application package, as well as time for in-house assessment of eligibility, you should commence your insurance application process as early as possible, and no earlier than two weeks prior to your anticipated shoot date.
The application forms are available online.
Here is the link: https://form.jotform.com/90081307795258
COVERAGE (subject to change without notice):
|Tenants Fire Legal Liability
|Commercial General Liability
|Cameras, sound, lighting, recording, electrical, mechanical, effects, grip, editing, and projection equipment (only rented from WFG)
(subject to a $ 1,000 deductible)
|Buildings rented or leased for shoot
To learn more about this insurance plan and the application process, please contact: