Manitoba Film & Music Showcase - January 8
Posted on January 5, 2009
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC SHOWCASE
*FREE PUBLIC EVENT*
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009
7:00PM – 9:00PM
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM
CENTENNIAL CONCERT HALL
CELEBRATING MANITOBA MUSIC AND FILM ON STAGE WITH OVER A DOZEN LIVE LOCAL FILM AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES!
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC (formerly MANITOBA FILM & SOUND) is hosting the first ever Manitoba Film & Music Showcase, a FREE public event filled with multiple genres of music, film and television entertainment, including musical performances by local acts, Eagle & Hawk, Fresh I.E, The Waking Eyes, Ray St. Germain, Bryce Pallister, Twilight Hotel, Inward Eye, Dominique Reynolds, Steve Bell, Heather Bishop, Alana Levandoski and Flo as well as screenings, excerpts and commentary from local films and filmmakers including Cattle Call (which screened at Toronto International Film Festival and will be screened at upcoming 2009 Sundance Film Festival, written, directed and produced by Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Rankin), Dumb Angel, (written and directed by Deco Dawson), Norma Bailey, Lisa Meeches and Guy Maddin, featuring a dynamic live excerpt of Maddin’s critically acclaimed, My Winnipeg (which Time Magazine ranked in it’s top 3 films of 2008).
“The aim of this event is to showcase Manitoba’s outstanding and diverse film and music talent right here in our own backyard”, says MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC CEO, Carole Vivier, “and, right on site, educate Manitobans on how to enter and/or further develop their skills in Manitoba’s film and music industries”. The showcase is part of MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC’s plan for outreach in 2009 and 2010, visiting all regions of Manitoba, teaching them how to enter Manitoba’s film and music industries and what opportunities are available to them to get them started and continue their career development.
After the event, attendees will have a chance to interact with leaders in Manitoba’s film and music support organizations, training facilities and membership associations including; Manitoba Music (formerly MARIA), On Screen Manitoba, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, National Screen Institute as well as the opportunity to purchase artist merchandise.
Sponsors and partners for the event include CBC Radio One (89.3 FM), CBC Radio Two (98.3 FM), Uptown Magazine, Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation, Manitoba Production Centre, Rogers, The Fairmont Hotel, SIKU Vodka, PS Prairies, William F. White, WOW Hospitality, Richlu (Tough Duck), Calm Air, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, On Screen Manitoba, Manitoba Music, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, Smallman Records, National Screen Institute and the Winnipeg Film Group.
MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC exists so our film and music industries flourish and is a statutory corporation funded by the Province of Manitoba through the Department of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport. Visit us online at www.mbfilmsound.ca.