Celebrating 20 Years in Film and Music in Manitoba

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This fall, three of Manitoba’s most prominent arts organizations will celebrate two decades of support and development in this province’s cultural sector.

It has been 20 years since MANITOBA FILM & SOUND, MARIA, and the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association (MMPIA) were established. Since then, the Manitoba film and music industries have seen dramatic growth and significant accomplishments, making Manitoba a true artistic destination on the world stage. These developments are due in large part to the existence of each of these three organizations, which have been instrumental in the continued success of our arts industry on the local, national, and international fronts.

The milestone will be marked in the fall of 2007 in Winnipeg, by celebrating the achievements, the commitment, and the development that our industry has enjoyed since 1987.

We are looking for anecdotes, stories, pictures, and videos to help commemorate the last 20 years in film and music from Manitoba. Submissions can be made by contacting info@celebrating20.com prior to August 31st.

About the Organizations

MANITOBA FILM & SOUND exists so that our film and sound industries flourish. MANITOBA FILM & SOUND participates in the ongoing development of Manitoba’s motion pictures, television and music industries by way of equity investments, development loans and recoupable advances. MANITOBA FILM & SOUND is a statutory corporation funded by the Province of Manitoba through the Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism. www.mbfilmsound.ca

Since 1987, MARIA has promoted the work of Manitoba artists and has provided professional development services to help music industry workers succeed as cultural entrepreneurs. Through its programs and services, MARIA helps people in the music industry find their community and build sustainable careers. www.manitobamusic.com

MMPIA is a membership-driven association representing the interests of Manitoba's motion picture industry, production companies and professionals. MMPIA is governed by a Board of Directors, and membership in the Association includes filmmakers, producers, writers, directors, production crew, broadcasters, educators, organizations, and suppliers of the industry. Collectively, the members of MMPIA work to create opportunities for the production, promotion and appreciation of Manitoba's dynamic film and video community. www.mmpia.ca

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