The 38th Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards (the Rosies) are officially behind us – and what a show it was! Among the many highlights was Premier Alison Redford’s presentation of our AMPIA Award of Distinction to former Premier Peter Lougheed and his wife Jeanne. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house when we rolled the video! Thanks to Mike Jorgensen and the team at Myth Merchant Films for creating the heartfelt tribute.
The other special award of the night was our Friend of the Industry Award, presented to Paul Roscorla and Paul Bronfman of William F. White (who had us all clapping and singing along to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell! It was a blast!) Thanks to John Kerr and his team at Crowsnest Films for their video tribute to Paul and Paul.
Other memorable moments included musical performances by Russell Broom and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, as well as Andrea Menard’s beautiful tribute to those in our industry who have passed on in the last year.
The Best Feature Award went to Mike Peterson for Lloyd the Conqueror, while the Best Dramatic Series went to Nomadic Pictures’ Hell on Wheels. Both awards were presented by our new Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk. Edmonton’s Niobe Thompson won the most awards of the night with 5 for his documentary The Perfect Runner.
Host Steve Patterson once again had the audience in stitches, and we had a sell out crowd of over 700 people! All in all, it was a great night, and a testament to the talented people we have working in our industry. Thanks to Sue Hutch, Matt Gillespie, Gavin Biedler and all the folks working behind the scenes to put on such a fantastic show – way to go, team! For a list of all the winners please click 2012 AFTA Winners List For more coverage of the Awards please see the following articles: Calgary Herald Edmonton Journal
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