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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.



AMPIA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 4 – 6pm, via Zoom link. At the AGM, a vote will be held to elect any vacant positions on the Board. A proposed Board Slate presented by the AMPIA Nominating Committee will be circulated by November 14, 2023. Also on the agenda will be the approval of the 2022-23 Financial Statements, as well as reports by the Board Co-Chairs, Executive Director and Committee Chairs.

All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Registration will be required.
A Zoom link will be sent out to the membership at a later date.

Realscreen Summit 2024

Realscreen Summit returns January 29th – February 1st, 2024, with high-level keynote & panel discussions, unique networking opportunities, creative briefs from top buyers, international pitch competitions, the Realscreen Awards and so much more.

The Realscreen Summit is the key destination for the unscripted and non-fiction entertainment industry to connect and do business.

Discounted registration for AMPIA members is $1550 USD ($375 USD discount off full rate!)

Discount promo code provided to members upon request.



Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Dow Theatre

AMPIA’s Producer Power Up one-day conference was an immense success, co-sponsored by ESIO, The Alberta Film Commission, Telefilm and NAIT.  With over 120 participants, including students, emerging, mid-level and senior producers as well as presenters representing major funders (Telefilm, Alberta Film Commission and ESIO), the day included sessions on funding, TELUS originals, pitching, sustainability, service production, and Artificial Intelligence, with a wealth of information offered. There were plenty of networking opportunities, as participants shared in lunch and coffee breaks. There was also a fascinating hands-on demonstration of NAIT’s Motion Capture Studio. The day was capped off by a networking reception, where participants mixed and mingled and exchanged information and key learnings.

“The Producer Power Up was a fantastic event and an inspirational day for all producers – from new to veteran. We were extremely pleased the industry experts on hand from funders and commissioners and experienced producers there to share their knowledge with the room. It shows the continued growth we are having as an industry and highlights the value we can offer year-round as a producer’s organization.” – AMPIA Co-Chair Brent Kawchuk.

A special ‘thank you’ to PPU Coordinator Desiree Burkett and AMPIA Professional Development Committee Chair Bonnie Thompson.

Stay tuned to the AMPIA website, newsletter and social media sites for information and upcoming workshops and other programming opportunities!

The Latest News & Updates

Industry Events and Breakthroughs

Success Stories

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

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.



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.

Jeremy Chugg

Freshwater Creative

Jeremy heads up video production at Freshwater Creative, of which he is a founding partner. He is an innovative and creative storyteller with over 25 years of experience in film and television, successfully completing of hundreds of video projects. A multitalented craftsperson, Jeremy is a director, writer, and producer as well as an editor, animator a narrator. This breadth experience gives him a deep understanding of all aspects of the production process. Over his career his work has included concorporate, educational, commercial, documentary, television, and music video, including the one he recently created for the for Canadian band The Dead South. Jeremy has been nominated in 22 of the past 23 years at AMPIA, missing only the 2020 Covid year, and has won a Rosie about 15 of those times including Best Corporate Video under 30K in 2022 and 2023.

Ava Karvonen

Director · Producer, Reel Girls Media

Ava Karvonen is a second-generation Alberta storyteller who creates digital media content including documentaries, drama, animation, webseries, podcasts, websites and interactive content. In addition to producing she also directs, choosing to work on projects that foster a better understanding of the world and human spirit through story. When Ava is not making her own films she also mentors filmmakers and teaches part-time. She recently won Best Director (Documentary Over 30 Minutes) Rosie Award for 'Lessons From The Sunflower'.