Calling All Aspiring Young Filmmakers: Register Now for MTS Digital Media Camp 2014

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 editing.

The MTS Digital Media Camp, a partnership between MTS and the Gimli Film Festival, is based at Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre in Gimli, Manitoba.

"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 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, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About MTS
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

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SOURCE: MTS Allstream

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Samantha Lapedus, Corporate Communications

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