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October 2017

Calgary Dust Up: A Roundup

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The 3rd Annual Calgary Dust Up is in the books! Over 100 students and Industry professionals signed up for the industry Information session. Speakers included Erin O’Connor from the Calgary Film Centre, Luke Azevedo from CED, and Rob Hilton from DGC-Alberta who shared their extensive knowledge about working in Southern Alberta. Scott Westby gave a very engaging talk about how to start your own company, Tina Alford spoke about how to engage ACTRA, and Dylan Pearce spoke about how to break into the Biz after film school. The afternoon wrapped up with a networking reception, sponsored by ACTRA-Alberta.

Photo Credit: Grant Cree Event Media

Edmonton Film Prize deadline October 27

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The Edmonton Film Prize is a $10,000 annual cash prize to celebrate excellence in Edmonton’s screen-based community. The prize is intended for any narrative, documentary or experimental project with special consideration to any filmmakers who have made a unique contribution or outstanding accomplishment in the community.

Launched in 2012 by the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Film Prize was created to celebrate the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries. Three winners will be awarded ($8,000 first place and two $1,000 runners up).

Submission deadline for the 2018 Prize is Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Doing Business in Shanghai Workshop

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Weldon Epp, Canada’s Consul General to Shanghai spoke to AMPIA members last week, sharing with them an in-depth overview of Canada’s new approach to Culture and Export to China. Mr. Epp shared a high-level overview of the challenges and opportunities of seeking export or investment opportunities in Shanghai.

Please see the attached PPT presentation. (Please note: the Film & TV sector is on pp. 36-53, and the Games & VR sector is pp 54 – 68).
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Calgary Dust Up 2017

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AMPIA’s 3rd annual Southern Alberta Professional Development Day CALGARY DUST UP is a workshop that provides useful information for students, emerging producers and content creators, and industry veterans wanting to keep up on the latest trends. Open to the public, the workshop is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to break into the industry!

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017. Noon – 5pm.
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art & Design
1407 – 14th Ave NW Calgary
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Admission: $15 AMPIA Members, $25 Non-Members.
Students are Free & need to register by emailing:

Calgary Dust Up

Dust Up Program
Welcome 12pm

Introduction from Bill Evans (AMPIA).
Starting a company 12:15 – 1pm
A not boring talk on a boring subject.
Speaker: Scott Westby
Working with ACTRA 1-2:00pm
No matter what your budget, having a great cast on the screen is critical to success.
ACTRA Branch Representative Tina Alford will discuss how to engage ACTRA performers for your next project.
Speaker: Tina Alford
Coffee break 2-2:15pm
Funding 2:15-3:15pm
Steps to getting your project funded and off the ground.
Speakers: Erin O’Connor, Jeslene Quinn
Filming in Southern Alberta 3:15-4:15pm
How and why you should start getting ready to do your productions in Calgary.
Speakers: Luke Azevedo, Erin O’Connor. Moderator: Tina Alford
Breaking into the industry 4:15-5pm
What to do after film school and how to approach getting your projects/career off the ground.
Speaker: Dylan Pearce
Networking Reception 5pm Sponsored by ACTRA


AMPIA Annual General Meeting

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AMPIA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 21, from 10am-11:30am at the ACAD Board Room (new room change) at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary (1407 – 14th Ave NW). All members are welcome to attend. Members will vote on a Slate of Directors, which will be sent out to the membership at least two weeks prior to the AGM. Also on the agenda will be approval of the 2016-17 Financial Statements, appointment of Auditors and proposed changes to our Bylaws regarding term limits for Board members. A copy of the proposed Bylaw changes can be found HERE (see page 5, article 3.6.1).

Coffee will be provided. Please RSVP by October 17 to if you plan to attend.

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