Welcome to Weengushk Film Institute

Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is a non-profit, artist-focused film and television-training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous youth.


While celebrating and sharing their voices, these emerging Indigenous artists learn market leading and life skills, as they begin their path towards inspired and sustainable futures.  


Through an understanding of tradition, culture and identity, WFI envisions the collection, preservation and representation of new creative voices. The development and recognition of Indigenous youth, at WFI, supports the important contribution of Indigenous stories to the Canadian arts landscape.  


WFI is the first program of it's kind to be accredited by a Canadian University, and proud of their partnership with Brock University.

What defines Weengushk?
  • We encourage hands-on experience in the classroom.​

  • We provide a low instructor-to-participant ratio.

  • We offer one-on-one mentorships with working professionals.

  • We provide the opportunity for participants to thrive in a 360-degree learning environment.

What defines our graduates?
  • They are prepared for entry-level positions in the film and television industry.

  • They are emerging artists with distinct voices.

  • 80% of them are working in the media-arts industry


Weengushk Film Institute is located just outside of M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. The island is the largest freshwater lake island in the world, surrounded by Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel. The natural beauty of the island and the cultural history, make WFI's location a prime spot for media production.

Filming in the North

Manitoulin Island is approximately two-hours southeast of Sudbury - a prime location for the film industry in Northern Ontario. With ties to the Northern Film Industry, WFI students have successfully transitioned into industry professionals. 

Our Strategic Plan