2nd Annual Manitoba Film & Music Showcase - January 31, 2010

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brought to you by Rogers
2:00PM – 4:30PM

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC is hosting the 2nd Annual Manitoba Film & Music Showcase, brought to you by Rogers.  It’s a FREE public event filled with multiple genres of music, film and television entertainment, including local music acts, The Weakerthans, Grand Analog, Romi Mayes, Fred Penner, Nathan, JP Hoe, Harlequin, Billy Joe Green, Quinzy, Daniel ROA, Domenica, Paper Moon, and Record of the Week Club with Mike Petkau.  The showcase will feature an up close and personal interview with director Gary Yates (High Life, Seven Times Lucky); screenings of the animated short Runaway (directed by Cordell Barker in conjunction with the National Film Board of Canada), Cubicle Land, (Original Pictures), Live at the West End (Low Budget Productions); spotlights on Farpoint Films, Frantic Films, the National Screen Institute - Canada and the National Film Board of Canada and a live aerial silks performance from filmmaker/aerial artist, Talia Pura, whose short film, Aerial Artistry has been chosen to represent Manitoba in the upcoming 2010 Olympics in Vancouver this February. 

MANITOBA FILM & MUSIC’s CEO, Carole Vivier stated, “After last year’s first showcase, we received a unanimous response from participants, industry professionals and the general public to bring the showcase back in 2010.  With the amount of creative talent we have in our Province, we could put on the event every year for decades.  We look forward once again to showcasing the creativity that exists in our music and film communities: providing information to Manitobans on how to enter and further develop their music and film skills through various booths on site and facilitating the networking that takes place on all kinds of levels in one central location. This year’s line up is an exciting one which wouldn’t be possible without all of the talent in the show and those who support them, who are just as passionate as we are to continue to grow and flourish Manitoba’s film and music industries.”

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, On Screen Manitoba, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, National Screen Institute - Canada as well as the opportunity to purchase artist merchandise.

The title sponsor of the Manitoba Film & Music Showcase is Rogers.  Additional sponsors and partners for the event include, Centennial Concert Hall, CBC Radio 2 98.3 FM, CBC News Winnipeg at 5, 5:30 and 6 pm and Late Night, Uptown Magazine, The Fairmont Winnipeg, Chocolatier Constance Popp, Manitoba Production Centre, Chocolate Zen Bakery, On Screen Manitoba, Manitoba Music, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg Film Group, National Screen Institute and the National Film Board of Canada.

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 and Tourism. Visit us online at www.mbfilmmusic.ca.

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