Film Training Manitoba

Film Training Manitoba, in collaboration with MITT, is offering film training courses for MITT students and alumni.

About the courses

Film Training Manitoba offers eight courses for those interested in learning how the film industry operates and gaining the skills needed to get to work. These courses are required to join industry unions and start working on films and television shows in the province.

Courses are available online, takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete (16 to 24 hours in total), and can be completed at your own pace. Courses must be completed by March 31, 2024.

Registrants who pass the eight online courses receive a certificate of completion from FTM.

There are many opportunities for casual, part-time, and full-time work in the Manitoba film industry. Plus, many positions are related to MITT programs, including carpentry, hairstyling, culinary arts, administrative assistant, and more.

How to apply

To apply, visit Once your application is received, Film Training Manitoba will contact you to set up the training.

For more information about Film Training Manitoba (FTM), visit

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Set Orientation

Set Orientation encompasses an understanding of the filmmaking process and includes familiarity with the various procedures that are vitally important for communication and scheduling on a day-to-day basis. Since productions can employ many people in diverse fields, crewmembers rely on set etiquette for standards of behaviour, terminology, and communication between departments.

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

The objective of the WHMIS course is to provide the information and skills required to work with WHMIS-controlled products safely. FTM’s WHMIS course is tailored to the film industry. Topics include WHMIS symbols and labels, classification of controlled products, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and controlled product handling and usage.


The Locations course provides training in the roles and responsibilities of the Locations Department. Topics include the implementation of logistical plans for the production unit, professional standards of conduct including maintaining filming locations per contracts, and monitoring the safety of cast, crew, and the public.

Intro to Paperwork

An introduction to the many forms and documents encountered when working on a film or television project (or “show”). This course outlines the standard paperwork used in production offices including the start pack, scheduling documents, call sheets, sides, the daily production report, and accounting forms.

Safety Awareness

This course explores the potential hazards and procedures to follow in order to keep those around you safe and healthy. Participants receive instruction on using special protective equipment, location of first aid and emergency response equipment, and procedural information regarding reportage of unsafe or potentially dangerous conditions that could affect workers, co-workers, or third parties.

Propane Safety

This course provides practical information on the safe handling techniques of propane. Participants are introduced to the basics of proper storage, operation, and refuelling of propane cylinders. Also outlined are fire safety procedures and the uses for propane on set.

Working as an Extra: Intro to Background Performing

This course is designed to help new participants learn the most effective techniques in working as a background performer or extra in film and television productions. Participants will receive an overview of the various crewmembers they will come into contact with and how to work effectively in the team environment in film and television productions. Participants who pass the open book test will receive a certificate.

Introduction to Post-Production

With the growth of the film industry, the working relationships between on-set film professionals and post-production personnel is more important than ever. This course is designed to demystify the various stages in post-production and improve the understanding of some of the needs and requirements of post-production. This course is not designed to teach how to be an editor. It is for working and aspiring film professionals to learn more about this critical stage in the filmmaking process.

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