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Edmonton Film Prize Mixer

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Tuesday, January 12, 2015
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Dr. Paul Byrne Hall, MacEwan University
10910-104 Avenue, Edmonton AB

In 2015 AMPIA took over administration of the Edmonton Film Prize.  We received 28 entries including a mix of feature length dramatic films, documentaries, web series, short films and experimental collaborations.  Here are the top 6 Finalists:

Trevor Anderson (The Little Deputy)
Eva Colmers (25.7k)
Blake McWilliam (Glory River)
Adam Scorgie (The Culture High)
Mike Siek & Eden Munroe (Dead Venues)
Niobe Thompson (The Great Human Odyssey)

This is the first time that the Edmonton Music and Edmonton Film Prize will be awarded at the same reception, recognizing superior work and achievement in the realm of recorded music and film, as assessed by two separate panels of experts assembled by Alberta Music and AMPIA. The awards are sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, and administered by Alberta Music (the Alberta Music Industry Association) and AMPIA (Alberta Media Productions Industries Association). A 1st prize of $8000.00 will be awarded to each winner, in film and music, and two prizes of $1000.00 will be awarded to the runners-up. There will be two runners-up for each prize in film and music.

Film Industry Comes Out for the David Billington Luncheon

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Over one hundred and twenty industry professionals and local representatives came out to support the 27th Annual David Billington Award Luncheon, honouring filmmaker Gil Cardinal.

The cocktail reception and lunch took place at the Sutton Hotel Edmonton and was attended by Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Federal MP Matt Jeneroux and Provincial MLA’s Lorne Dach (Edmonton McCLung), Richard Feehan (Edmonton Rutherford), Rod Loyola (Edmonton Ellerslie) and David Shepherd (Edmonton Centre).

Also in attendance were Alberta Culture and Tourism Assistant Deputy Minister Lora Pillipow and Jeff Brinton, Executive Director of Creative Industries, Alberta Culture and Tourism.


Future Looks Bright for AMPIA Members!

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AMPIA Chairmen Joe Novak said it best, “What a difference a year can make!” This statement opened AMPIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)  that took place on Saturday, November 7 in Edmonton.

With the recent turnover of the federal government promising to increase investments to the Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada and the National Film Board, and Alberta’s NDP government committing an additional $11-million to the Alberta Media Fund, the future looks bright for our industry professionals!

Members were treated to the additional positive progress AMPIA has made in regards to our professional development activities. AMPIA held the first southern Alberta professional development day, The Calgary Dust Up in October, with record-breaking attendance and we will be working again with Createasphere (StoryWorld Quest) and the Banff Centre to bring forward Story Summit, a two-day intensive coming in February 2016.

“Yesterday was the first time we have attended the AGM and we are proud to call ourselves Producer Members! We are so impressed with everything that is being done through AMPIA, from education to lobbying to awards.”
– Sharlene Millang and Daniel Foreman (Groove Soldier Production

Following the AGM, student members attended a pre-networking cocktail reception with government officials and our top producers. We are pleased to provide these opportunities for our members to connect!

Members who were not able to attend can contact the AMPIA office for a copy of the AGM report. Please call 780-944-0707.

Martini Madness!

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AMPIA partnered with the Women in Film and Television Alberta (WIFTA) to bring the “Martini Madness After Party,” a wonderful networking social during the Banff World Media Festival.  Thanks to all our industry members who attended! For more photos visit WIFTA’s Facebook Page.


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