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The Alberta Media Production Industries Association promotes the interests of all Alberta producers and creative talent working in motion picture, television, and digital content production. We work in liaison with government, facilitate community awareness, develop careers, and promote the content of our members through events, workshops, and partnerships with industry experts. Membership allows emerging and established producers to meet, connect, and collaborate.

Bespoke Mentorship Program Round Four!

Congratulations to the Winners

Deja Springfield

Joanna Manchur

Mark Locki

Sharlene Millang-Borst

Taghreed Saadeh

Big News from Canada Media Fund!

Exciting times ahead as the CMF announces a massive investment of $357M into the Canadian TV and digital media sectors for the fiscal year 2024-2025. This year, CMF is committed to bringing more flexibility, balance, and continued support for diversity and underrepresented voices in the industry. 🎬

Despite budget adjustments, the focus remains on equity, diversity, and inclusion, with a strategic shift towards a content-centric approach. A big thank you to our funders and the Honourable Pascale St-Onge for their unwavering support!

Discover more about how CMF is shaping the future of Canadian screen content:

TBDC Offers Training Program to Telefilm Canada Partners to Strengthen Entrepreneurial Skills

Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the BDC, announces an online entrepreneurship training program for its partners. This free learning program offered by the BDC to Telefilm’s partners is designed to increase support for the Canadian audiovisual community in the development of its entrepreneurial skills. The program includes courses and resources for understanding the basics and finances of business management.

Through this exclusive initiative, available free of charge, Telefilm and BDC hope to enable industry members to fully achieve their goals, bring their projects to fruition and remain competitive in their activities.

For more information on the program and to register, click below:

Huge Congratulations to Our AMPIA Members on Their Canadian Screen Awards Nominations!

In the Film Category:
  • Hands That Bind (Blake McWilliam, Kyle Armstrong) shines with nominations for Best Cinematography (Mike McLaughlin) and Best Sound Editing (John Blerot).
  • Hey, Viktor! (Blake McWilliam, Cody Lightning) is recognized for Best Original Screenplay (Cody Lightning, Samuel Miller), Best Performance-Comedy (Cody Lightning), and Best Supporting Role – Comedy (Hannah Cheesman).
  • Cold Road (Co-Producers: Scott Lepp & Matt Watterworth) – Best Sound Mixing, Brent Planiden, Chris Ferguson.
On the Television Side:
  • Fred Kroetsch & Heather Hatch dazzle in Best Direction for a Lifestyle or Information Series with ‘Dr. Savannah: Wildrose Vet’.
  • ‘Jann: Alone for the Holidays’ (Seven24 Films) grabs a nod for Best Variety or Entertainment Special, thanks to Jordy Randall, Tom Cox.
  • Leah Gauthier and Jennica Harper are up for Best Writing in Variety or Sketch Comedy for ‘Jann: Home for the Holidays’ (Seven24 Films).
  • Mike Little, Shine Light Entertainment – Best Sports Opening, 2023 Calgary Stampede Open.
Special shoutout to fellow Albertans Jann Arden and Andrew Phung, as well as Kyle Thomas and Sara Cory (Hey, Viktor!) for their nominations in the comedy categories. Also congratulations to Vivek Sharya on ‘How to Fail as a Popstar’, nominated for several awards in the Digital Media category.

For the Full List of Canadian Screen Awards click below:

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Industry Events and Breakthroughs

Success Stories

A look at some of the people and productions who are making history in Alberta

My Life with the Walter Boys

My Life with the Walter Boys

Jackie Howard's life is disrupted by a freak accident, she is ripped from her home and has to start over on a ranch in Colorado, with her guardian and a family of 12 boys.

Lift - Directed by Katrina Beatty

Lift – Short Film

After a cocky Edmonton pilot is grounded from flying in WWII, he and his brother search for their sense of self among the returning post-war heroes.

The Revenant

The Revenant

The crew filmed the majority of “The Revenant” in Canada. According to Looper, they filmed quite a few scenes in an area of the Canadian Rockies west of Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country.

Come True

Come True

Come True, a nightmarish, slow-burn horror film, was shot entirely in this city by filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns, who is in the process of moving back to Edmonton himself. It’s not a jump-scare kind of freak fest, but an ode to the shadows of our nightmares, of waking dreams.

Skinamarink

Skinamarink

A creak of floorboards, a groaning door hinge, a sense of movement in the darkness and little else. Edmonton filmmaker Kyle Edward Ball exploits this minimalism in the wee hours of the night to horrific effect in his film Skinamarink.

Featured Profiles

Showcasing some of the incredible Alberta media professionals and artists making waves in the industry right now. Learn more about these talented individuals and their outstanding projects.

Kaitlan Stewart

Executive Producer, Founder – Fenix Film & Television

Kaitlan Stewart is the executive producer and founder of Fenix Film & Television, a television production company based in Alberta, Canada. ​

After cutting her teeth on the sets of CANADA’S GOT TALENT, CITYLINE and THE BACHELOR CANADA, Kaitlan spent nearly a decade working with the writing, producing and development teams of Alberta’s top-producing production companies, including Anaid Productions (THE LIQUIDATOR), Prairie Dog Film & Television (BLACKSTONE), and Mosaic Entertainment (TINY PLASTIC MEN, CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN NUTS), where she served as the VP of Development and Business Affairs.

Since founding Fenix Film & Television in 2019, Kaitlan has successfully led the company through numerous development and production deals, securing hundreds of thousands of dollars in development funding across the company’s slate of projects and millions of dollars in production funding. In 2022, Kaitlan produced the ground-breaking CBC docu-series, PUSH. Now in its second season, PUSH is the first major-network series in Canada to feature a full leading cast of people with disabilities. ONLY UP, a feature-length documentary co-produced by Kaitlan for Super Channel, premieres in January 2024.

Kaitlan recently served for two terms on the board of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association and was just 1 of 5 women across Canada selected for the 2023 Banff Spark All Star Program.

Tanis Parenteau

Actress, Producer

Tanis Parenteau is a producer/actor and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Tanis produced and stars in the APTN lumi digital original series ‘Jason’ recently launched Feb. 14th. Her debut short film, ‘A Big Black Space’ premiered on ARTÉ in Europe, won Best Canadian Short at Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival, the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 12th Red Nation Film Festival. Her most recent short, ‘Dating Indian’, was nominated for an Alberta Film & Television (Rosie) Award for Best Scripted Production Under 30 Minutes. Her projects have been funded by Indigenous Screen Office, Bell Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Media Fund, and Alberta Media Arts Alliance.

Tanis is a member of Canadian Media Producers Association, Alberta Media Production Industries Association, and Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association. She is an alum of Banff Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media, NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition, ISO/Netflix Indigenous Production Apprenticeship, Whistler Film Festival Producers Lab, The Genre Lab, AMAAS One2One, Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices, AMPIA Bespoke Mentorship, Alberta Producer Accelerator, and Reelworld Amazon MGM Studios Line Producer Lab. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama.