The Edmonton Film Prize is an annual cash prize to celebrate excellence in Edmonton’s screen-based community. The prize is intended for any narrative, documentary or experimental project with special consideration to any filmmakers who have made a unique contribution or outstanding accomplishment in the community.
Launched in 2012 by the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Film Prize was created to celebrate the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries. Three winners will be awarded ($10,000 for first place and two $1,000 prizes for runners-up).
On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, AMPIA announced the shortlist for the Edmonton Film Prize. Sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, this annual prize recognizes superior work by Edmonton-based directors and producers.
This year’s shortlist, in alphabetical order:
- Abigaelle et la date coaching (Nominee: Jessica L’Heureux)
- Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story (Nominee: Adam Scorgie)
- I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song (Nominee: Connie Edwards)
- Jelena (Nominee: Pollyanna Hardwicke-Brown)
- Squeaks & Cheeks 2 (Nominee: Rebecca Campbell)
- Thousand Yard Stare (Nominee: Aaron Kurmey)
Stephen Williams, Director of Grants, Awards, and Support Programs at the Edmonton Arts Council, announcing the winners of the 2017 Edmonton Film Prize.
Director Trevor Anderson; David Shepherd, MLA Edmonton-Centre; Director Eva Colmers, Scott McKeen, City Councillor (Ward 6); and top-prize winner Niobe Thompson. Photo by Jennifer Dacanay.