Congratulations to Film Prize winner Adam Scorgie and runners-up Jessica L’Heureux and Connie Edwards for their well-deserved success at the Edmonton Film & Music Prizes on January 30.
Local producer Scorgie walked out of the Metro Cinema with a $10,000 cheque in his pocket, thanks to his outstanding work on Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel story. The winning documentary was judged by an independent jury as having “beautifully captured the humanity of striving for your dreams and the torment that accompanies it along the way.” The film distinguished itself in some excellent company, including the two runners-up: an episode of L’Heureux’s web series Abigaelle et la date coaching and Connie Edwards’ doc I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song. Each runner-up was awarded $1,000.
Music Prize winner Dan Davidson and runners-up Nuela Charles and 100 Mile House also collected awards for their excellent work in the past year. Brent Oliver was the host for the evening, while Mayor Don Iveson presented the awards. David Shepherd, MLA and last year’s Music Prize winner Maria Dunn also took part in the festivities. Thanks to everyone who turned out, as well as The Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Music and Metro Cinema for helping make the event such a success. Featured photo by Grant Cree.
Read more in Roger Levesque’s Edmonton Journal article.
Photos by Levi Manchak