Adam Beach Film Institute
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ABFI Skills Link Project

The Adam Beach Film Institute is pleased to announce an exciting and rewarding opportunity for Indigenous Youth in the Media Arts Industry.  The program ABFI Skills Link Project will help prepare students for a career in the Media Industry.  Designed to meet the needs of employers the program will combine Media Theory and Job Placement Experience for all participants. The ABFI Skills Link Project is a unique, socially innovative program that will reflect Indigenous Culture while giving students the skill set to succeed in the Media Industry.

We have commitments from APTN, CBC and Indigenous Production Houses keen to provide shadowing opportunities to prospective Indigenous Young people interested in a career in the Media Arts.

ABFI will facilitate and manage the program.  Students will be taught by award winning industry professionals currently employed in the Media Industry...  We encourage you to seek details on this project in our Classes page and apply asap, these spots will go quickly!

If you are between 18-30 Years of Age, possess proof of Aboriginal Ancestry (Treaty Card), then you are eligible!

In Partnership with Center for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, please mail or drop off your applications for this program at CAHRD, 304-181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 3G1
Thank you, Apply for our second intake starting May 2017! 

Life’s a Pitch, An Interview with Jim Compton

Adam Beach Film Institute Artistic Director, Jim Compton

Adam Beach Film Institute Artistic Director, Jim Compton

This week’s blog challenge for Creative Communications was to conduct a Q & A interview with someone who is an inspiration to me. Although I had many people in my life who have become inspirations for many reasons, I chose to interview someone who is a perfect example of the things I hope to achieve some day. A person who is a role model to many in the Indigenous community and whose expertise and experience is a beacon of hope to those pursuing a career in the Creative Communications Industry.

Jim Compton is widely known for his work and contributions with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). He was the Program Director of APTN and Host of The Sharing Circle. APTN was the first National Aboriginal broadcaster in the world. It was made for the indigenous audience with culturally relevant programming. He was also one of the first Indigenous on air television journalists for the CBC.

Jim is currently the Artistic Director at The Adam Beach Film Institute, a new and exciting collaborative endeavor aimed at Training and connecting Aboriginal youth with the skills to pursue a rewarding career in the Film industry. Those are just a few projects that capture a small glimpse of Jim Compton.

Read Full Interview, Click Here

"The odds of lightning striking twice is rare, but not impossible" (Click image to see video)


Casting notice /AUDITION PACKAGE

Casting a male lead role for new kids adventure/comedy (Name to be released)
8x ½ hour series for leading International and Canadian Kids & Family broadcasters.
Estimated shooting July/August 2017, location T.B.D. 

SEEKING: Character Description: JAMIE – Male, 14 years old (age range 14‐17 yrs) Must look 14 years of age & FIRST NATIONS. For more information/details, click & download the Audition Information Package below.

Our Mailing Address: 1-585 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 1Z7

ABFI would like to welcome Jurgen Valiquette as a member of the Board of the Directors. His years of work in the communications & publishing business will be an asset to our development team.

Apply Today for your spot in our ABFI Skills Link Program! Apply at or download & drop off your application at CAHRD at 304-181 Higgins Avenue. Our First Intake starts March 6th, and a second intake is scheduled for May 29th. Get paid to train within the film industry on your very own film project.

Board of Directors

ABFI Board of Directors welcomes you to the Adam Beach Film Institute website. We encourage you to explore our site. We are also available on Twitter & Facebook. Thank you for your interest in the Adam Beach Film Institute.

More Information

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Telephone: (204) 416-0361


A number of graduates of the Adam Beach Film Institute have premiered their films at the 2016 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, please visit  for more details. Congratulations on a job well done! ABFI looks forward to the 2017 Festival!

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