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March 2019

Rosie Nominees Announced!

By | Industry News, Member News, Uncategorized

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is pleased to announce their finalists for the 45th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta’s screen industries.

A total of 600 class (205) and craft (395) entries were submitted for consideration into this year’s awards, resulting in 323 total finalists; 129 class and 194 craft. For this year’s awards 59 industry professionals outside of Alberta adjudicated the submissions.

These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and non-fiction are vying for 24 Class awards. In addition, Alberta’s talented screenwriters, costume and production designers, cinematographers, editors, directors, make-up artists, special effects artists, sound technicians and composers are competing in 33 Craft categories. Each winner shall receive the prestigious Rosie Award.

Of all finalists, 155 are from productions based in the city of Calgary, while 141 are from Edmonton-based productions. There were also 24 finalists from other communities in Alberta, including 12 from Red Deer. As always, some Edmonton productions used Calgary talent. Similarly, some Calgary productions employed Edmonton talent. This should be kept in mind when comparing the breakdown.

In Calgary SEVEN24 Films had the greatest number of finalists with 15, while Spotlight Productions had the second most, having produced or co-produced 11 finalists.

With a total of 19, Mosaic Entertainment had the greatest number of Edmonton finalists. Handful of Films was right behind, having produced or co-produced 18 finalists.

As for individual productions, Edmonton based Mosaic Entertainment’s “Caution: May Contain Nuts” has the greatest number of finalists, with 12. The production receiving the second most finalists is Calgary based SEVEN24 Films’ Heartland, with 9.

The 2019 Alberta Film & Television Awards will take place at a gala evening presentation on Saturday, April 27 at the Edmonton Convention Centre in downtown Edmonton. The reception will run from 5:00-6:30 PM with the supper and ceremony running 6:30-10:00 PM.

This year the Alberta Film & Television Awards, the oldest film and/or television awards event in Canada, is celebrating its 45th consecutive year of honouring its provincial production industry.

In order to qualify for an Alberta Film & Television Award a production must be produced or co-produced by a production company based in Alberta. For any craftsperson to be eligible he or she must have been a resident of Alberta for the 2018 calendar year.

Complete Media Release

Complete Nominee List

Tickets can be purchased below! Please select the ticket level (premium, regular, member, non-member) that applies to you from our dropdown menu. Premium tickets are located closer to the stage.

If you have any issues completing your ticket order, please contact info@ampia.org. Take advantage of our group hotel rate for the Westin hotel in Edmonton by following this link (book your room by April 9)!

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Talking Points Document Now Available

By | Industry News, Member News

With the provincial election now set for Tuesday, April 16, it is important that those working in our province’s screen industries make their voices heard. To this end, AMPIA has been working with other industry stakeholders under the ASIAC (Alberta Screen Industry Action Committee) umbrella to develop a downloadable Talking Points document, which is now available for anyone who would like to get further informed before asking questions of their candidates.

Summary of AMPIA Survey Results

By | Uncategorized

On March 13, AMPIA and other members of the Alberta Screen Industries Action Committee (ASIAC) met with Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda to discuss potential improvements to the Alberta Production Fund. At the meeting, AMPIA discussed the results of our Membership Survey. AMPIA encourages members interested in participating in the next Alberta Screen Industry Action Committee meeting to RSVP via email for the meeting at Calgary’s Hotel Blackfoot in the Macleod Room on Thursday, March 21 at 2:00 PM.

Reminder: if you would like to share your individual story of success or personal interest in the business on the new Keep Alberta Rolling website, please contact Brock Skretting.

AMPIA and Banff Centre Complete Inaugural Story Studio

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A successful weekend introducing AMPIA and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity‘s new sold-out Story Studio program has drawn to a close, and we’ve got the Facebook photo album to prove it! Thanks to everyone who took part in the two-and-a-half-day workshop addressing new approaches to storytelling, innovating with technology, and developing sustainable, creative production and business models for media content. In addition to all the attendees and speakers, special thanks to the Government of Alberta, Alberta Film and the rest of our sponsors:

Bell Fund
STORYHIVE
Edmonton Screen Industries Office
Telefilm Canada
The Branch for Arts and Culture (ATB Financial)
Calgary Film Centre
CMPA
DGC Alberta
William F. White