WINNIPEG, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, MTS Future First opens
registration for its third annual Digital Media Camp. From July 14 to
July 18, 12 youth will work as a team with notable Manitoba filmmakers
to create a short film that will premiere at the Gimli Film Festival on
Sunday July 27, 2014.
Award-winning screenwriter/director Danishka Esterhazy and
cinematographer Tyler Funk, along with MTS TV Stories from Home
producers Cam Bennett and Kim Bell will provide instruction, support
and hands-on experience throughout the week. Participants work together
on all aspects of production -- from screenwriting to production to
The MTS Digital Media Camp, a partnership between MTS and the Gimli Film
Festival, is based at Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre in Gimli,
"We're thrilled to bring this unique opportunity to young filmmakers in
Manitoba," said Paul Beauregard, MTS Chief Corporate & Strategy
Officer. "The province's film industry is world-renowned, and we're
eager to nurture the next generation of Manitoba filmmakers."
All youth in Manitoba 15 to 24 years of age with a passion for
filmmaking are encouraged to register before the June 30th deadline.
For more information, and to register, visit MTS.ca/FutureFirst. To hear last year's participants reflect on their Digital Media Camp
experience, click here
About MTS Future First
MTS Future First: Connecting Today's Youth to Tomorrow is a
multi-faceted community investment program that includes sponsorships,
grants, donations, scholarships, employee volunteerism and fundraising
programs to help in the advancement of Manitoba youth and reflects
MTS's philosophy of investing and giving back to our community. The
program articulates a clear vision for MTS's ongoing contribution to a
thriving economy fueled by a vibrant, diverse workforce - one nurtured
in healthy communities that provide opportunity and optimism for our
young people. In 2013, MTS donated more than one per cent of its
pre-tax profits to charitable purposes in Manitoba. For more
information about Future First, please visit www.mts.ca/futurefirst, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential
and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and
services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed
Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security,
and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS
operates advanced wireless networks using the latest 4G and Wi-Fi
technologies, delivering the best coverage for Manitobans. MTS also
continues to expand its world-class fibre-to-the-home network, making
MTS's fastest Internet plans and Ultimate TV service available to more
communities across Manitoba. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the
knowledge, skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees.
With over 100 years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the
community and is a proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's
Winnipeg Jets. MTS is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on
MTS's products and services, please visit www.mts.ca.
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For further information:
Samantha Lapedus, Corporate Communications