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Entries for $10,000 Cash Prize Now Open!

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AMPIA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council to administer the Edmonton Film Prize. The call for entries is now open!


The Edmonton Film Prize is a $10,000 annual cash prize to recognize Edmonton-based filmmakers who demonstrate artistic and technical excellence as a filmmaker. The award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and will be administered by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association. Entries will be judged by an independent jury of filmmakers, presenters, broadcasters and members of the film community.

Launched in 2012 by the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Film Prize to celebrate the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries.

“Edmonton has a strong film community and we are excited to continue the tradition of recognizing our local pool of talent,” says Paul Moulton, Executive Director of the Edmonton Arts Council. “This is our first time partnering with our friends at the Alberta Media Productions Industries Association on the project, and we look forward to working with them to celebrate the recipient of the fourth annual Edmonton Film Prize.”

“We are very pleased to be working with the Edmonton Arts Council to present the Edmonton Film Prize,” says Bill Evans, AMPIA’s Executive Director. “Our track record of administering the Alberta Film & Television Awards over the past 40+ years make this a natural fit.”

The submission deadline is September 30, 2015. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in December 2015.

New Fund Available for AMPIA Members

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AMPIA members can now access the Western Canada Business Strategy Fund to increase capacity, accelerate growth and build strong business models.  The Western Canada Business Strategy Fund provides access to the expertise of professional consultants and assistance in corporate-strategic business development.
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STORYHIVE Season 2 Winners

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STORYHIVE announced the latest winners of the Season 2 funding stream. Fifteen projects across Alberta have been awarded $10,000 to produce a pilot web-series for Telus Optik TV. AMPIA members Vincent T. Joachim and Joanne Levenick are among the winning projects.

The selected teams will now enter Stage 2 of the competition and one lucky winner will receive $50,000 to produce an original series. Check out the selected projects on


Storyhive Season 2

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Telus Optik TV’s STORYHIVE is now accepting applications for Season 2, searching for the next big web-series from Alberta content creators. Teams across the province can submit a 2-minute pitch video and compete for a $10,000 production grant and distribution on Telus Optik TV.

The Top 15 finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 of the competition where one winning pilot will be selected to receive a $50,000 grant to produce their full series, plus a training and mentorship opportunity! Apply by November 3, 2014.

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