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The Alberta Media Production Industries Association promotes the interests of all Alberta producers and creative talent working in motion picture, television, and digital content production. We work in liaison with government, facilitate community awareness, develop careers, and promote the content of our members through events, workshops, and partnerships with industry experts. Membership allows emerging and established producers to meet, connect, and collaborate.

2024 Rosie Award Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2024 Edmonton Arts Prizes!

The main recipients of the Edmonton Arts Prizes were celebrated for their outstanding achievements in music, film, visual arts, and literature during an awards ceremony held at Varscona Theatre. The festivities featured Councillor Hamilton, representatives from partner organizations, heartfelt speeches by the winners, and live music by Out of Pocket Trio.

All twelve nominees were honored, with the primary winners in each category receiving $15,000 and two runners-up each receiving $5,000, totaling $100,000 awarded to these talented artists.

Here are the distinguished winners of the Edmonton Arts Prizes:

  • The City of Edmonton Music Prize: Primary winner, HAIDEE; runners-up, Arlo Maverick and Home Front.
  • The City of Edmonton Film Prize: Primary winner, Cody Lightning; runners-up, Adam Scorgie and Omar Mouallem.
  • The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize: Primary winner, Kelsey Stephenson; runners-up, Taiessa and Tiffany Shaw.
  • The Robert Kroetsch – City of Edmonton Book Prize: Primary winner, Jennifer Bowering Delisle; runners-up, Anna Marie Sewell and Richard Van Camp.

The awards are organized by the Edmonton Arts Council, in collaboration with the City of Edmonton, Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), Alberta Music, Audreys Books Ltd., Carfac Alberta, Edmonton Community Foundation, and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

Featured Profiles

Showcasing some of the incredible Alberta media professionals and artists making waves in the industry right now. Learn more about these talented individuals and their outstanding projects.

Scott Lepp

Executive Producer

Scott Lepp has more than 200 episodes of network television experience. He was most recently the Producer of APTN’s hit TV series TRIBAL and is Executive Producer of three feature films releasing in 2024; HAILEY ROSE, COLD ROAD and FAULTLINE.

Scott was previously Associate Producer and Digital Producer for CBC’s HEARTLAND and served on the board of directors for the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association (AMPIA). He continues to serve on the board of directors for the Okotoks Film Society.

Scott is President of independent production company Iylond Entertainment whose latest feature HAILEY ROSE had its World Premiere at Cinefest Sudbury and will be released theatrically and on Super Channel in 2024. Iylond’s first feature ICE BLUE garnered several festival awards including Best Canadian Feature: Regina 2018, Best Feature Director: LA Femme Los Angeles 2017 and Audience Favourite: Blue Whiskey Chicago 2018. Iylond Entertainment produced two digital original series released in 2019, HUDSON for CBC Gem and REALIZATION for Telus Originals.

Scott spends his free time reading and learning about finance, psychology and filmmaking. He loves mentoring emerging filmmakers and hanging out with family. Scott graduated from Vancouver Film School and now lives in Okotoks, Alberta with his wife, Crystal, and two children, Iyla and London.

Michelle Wong

Producer · Director

After receiving her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, Michelle began her formal film training at the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada working with the Oscar award winning Studio D where she directed and produced her first documentary Return Home, following up a decade later with the emotionally powerful Pieces of a Dream: A Story of Gambling.

Michelle’s production credits cross all formats, from television movies to feature length documentaries, performing arts specials and features. Her most recent Beans and Rice Inc. credits include Executive Producer on the feature length documentaries Undetectable: How Stigma Has Gone Viral in the Fight against HIV (Snapshot Studios/Telus Originals), Close the Divide (Common Ground Films Ltd), Heritage Minute: Normie Kwong (Danny Rocket Productions/Historica Canada), and the indigenous feature film Dusk and Dawn (Flying Up Moon Inc/CBC & APTN).  Her most recent business affairs credits include The Good Virus (ID Productions Inc/Telus Independents) and Flashback (Tangerine Productions/Telus Originals).

As the Head of Business Affairs for Seven24 Films, Michelle is involved with the scripted television series projects Heartland (CBC), Jann (CTV), Family Law (Corus), Wynonna Earp (CTV/Tubi) and Ride (Bell Media/Hallmark).

Over the years Michelle has served on several media arts organizations and boards including the Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association (AMPIA) as Chair of the Finance & Regulatory and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committees, and co-chair of the Professional Development Committee. Michelle is a founding member of Creatives Empowered, an Alberta based collective of artists and creatives who are Black, Indigenous & People of Colour, empowering each other as an allied community.

Michelle currently sits on the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) as Co-chair of the Sustainability & Climate Action Committee and the Restructuring, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (REDIAC), Women in View (WIV), and was the lead consultant and designed a series of business affairs ‘learn by doing’ webinars for the Canadian Independent Screen Fund.

Michelle is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for her commitment to the arts in Alberta.

Bespoke Mentorship Program Round Four!

Congratulations to the Successful Candidates

Deja Springfield

Joanna Manchur

Mark Locki

Sharlene Millang-Borst

Taghreed Saadeh

The listed Bespoke Mentorship candidates will be working closely with selected mentors Connie Edwards, Theresa Wynnyk, Kaitlan Stewart, Dylan Pierce and Adam Scorgie.

The Latest News & Updates

Industry Events and Breakthroughs

Success Stories

A look at some of the people and productions who are making history in Alberta

My Life with the Walter Boys

My Life with the Walter Boys

Jackie Howard's life is disrupted by a freak accident, she is ripped from her home and has to start over on a ranch in Colorado, with her guardian and a family of 12 boys.

Lift - Directed by Katrina Beatty

Lift – Short Film

After a cocky Edmonton pilot is grounded from flying in WWII, he and his brother search for their sense of self among the returning post-war heroes.

The Revenant

The Revenant

The crew filmed the majority of “The Revenant” in Canada. According to Looper, they filmed quite a few scenes in an area of the Canadian Rockies west of Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country.

Come True

Come True

Come True, a nightmarish, slow-burn horror film, was shot entirely in this city by filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns, who is in the process of moving back to Edmonton himself. It’s not a jump-scare kind of freak fest, but an ode to the shadows of our nightmares, of waking dreams.

Skinamarink

Skinamarink

A creak of floorboards, a groaning door hinge, a sense of movement in the darkness and little else. Edmonton filmmaker Kyle Edward Ball exploits this minimalism in the wee hours of the night to horrific effect in his film Skinamarink.