Award-winning filmmaker Gil Cardinal has been announced as this year’s David Billington Award.
“AMPIA is proud to be able to honour Gil Cardinal as recipient of the David Billington Award this year “ said Joe Novak, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Gil is a remarkable filmmaker and I believe he has set the professional standards for great storytelling that all of us in the industry aspire to today. This is a man who have given so much to so many, and now we will be able to honour his work and his passion.”
Bill, Evans, AMPIA Executive Directors knows that Gil has made many valuable contributions to the screen industry over the last four decades. ”To honour Gil with The David Billington Award is very special as Gil was a colleague of the late David Billington. From his pioneering work with the very personal documentary ‘Foster Child’, through the epic historic mini-series ‘Big Bear’, to his many documentary projects and more recently the gritty drama series ‘Blackstone’, to me Gil has been a tireless voice for those suffering injustice and neglect in our society.”
The David Billington Award is presented each year to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community and celebrates those individuals who inspire us all with their vision, passion and dedication. The 27th Annual David Billington Luncheon will take place on Saturday, November 7 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.