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EDMONTON MUSIC AND FILM PRIZES AWARDED

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EDMONTON MUSIC AND FILM PRIZES AWARDED

 

February 5, 2020 – Edmonton, AB – Alberta Music and the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Edmonton Film Prize & Edmonton Music Prize.

 

At a reception held at Metro Cinema in Edmonton last night, the Edmonton Music and Film Prizes were awarded to six local artists. In the music category, indigenous indie-rock group nehiyawak walked away with the top prize of $10,000, with singer Celeigh Cardinal winning second place and guitar rockers Royal Tusk coming in third.  Each runner-up was awarded $1,000. The Music Prize recognizes Edmonton-based musicians or musical collectives who have released a full-length recording in the past 18 months, and the top three were chosen by a jury of industry professionals from a shortlist of ten.

 

“We are very happy to see the diverse genres in the results of this year’s Edmonton Music Prize, spanning Jazz, Alternative Soul, and Latin Fusion” said Alberta Music’s Executive Director, Carly Klassen. “It demonstrates the breadth of talent in our city, which we are very proud to support.”

The Edmonton Film Prize is awarded each year to directors and/or producers whose narrative, documentary, or experimental projects have been judged to be of superior quality, with the top three were selected from a shortlist of five by a jury of industry professionals. The Film Prize winner and recipient of a $10,000 cash prize is Adam Scorgie, for his film Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo. Scorgie won the 2017 Edmonton Film Prize for his film Chasing Evel, and he was third place winner at last year’s ceremony for Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story. First runner up this year was T-MINUS from producer/director Adrian G. De la Peña, who was also a runner-up for the 2018 film prize. Second runner-up was the film Ova: A Woman’s Fertility Gift from director-writer Rebecca Campbell. Both runners-up will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

 

“As with the Music Prize, this year’s Film Prize nominations were remarkable for the diversity of nominees as well as for their quality,” said AMPIA Executive Director Bill Evans. “We are pleased to see such strong creative films being produced by the Edmonton filmmaking community.”

 

About the Edmonton Arts Council:

The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life. www.edmontonarts.ca/

 

About AMPIA:

AMPIA is a non-profit professional association serving the media production community in Alberta. Incorporated in 1973, AMPIA is the first such association in Canada. AMPIA is also host of the longest running film & television awards in Canada, the Rosie Awards. www.ampia.org

 

About Alberta Music:

Alberta Music is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry succeed in their careers. It exists to build, connect and inspire a dynamic music industry in the province of Alberta.

www.albertamusic.org

Feature Post: AMPIA member Derek Heisler

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AMPIA Member Derek Heisler, owner of H Studios Inc. spends his days crafting key-art (poster imagery) and film branding materials. He is constantly striving for a balance between intrigue and staying true to the original material. Keen to stay connected with the film community, he has previously spoken about Film Marketing at AMPIA’s March madness.

Film key-art and marketing materials work is often farmed out to large agencies in Los Angeles, however, Heisler seeks to not only elevate local productions – but bring some of that work from larger productions into Alberta. H Studios Inc. is a turn-key studio for materials, providing everything from conceptual development and pre-production, to key art photography/illustration, film branding, and final marketing assets – much like what you see at film festivals or on Netflix.

“Here in Alberta, I started on Telefilm and CMF indie films. If they received $300k, we’d try to make the materials feel like a $1M production. It’s all about elevating the final product to put producers into the running for larger funding the next time around,” says Heisler.

Derek’s work has been seen on TSN, Sportsnet, Crave, Telus, National Geographic, to name a few.

You can reach Derek at info@derekheisler.com.

Become a Sponsor

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The Rosie Awards & Gala is the annual Alberta Film & Television Awards and primary fundraiser for AMPIA. The evening brings out Alberta’s brightest stars and industry professionals to honour and celebrate the year’s best in production. Over fifty Rosie Awards will be presented, recognizing excellence in all aspects of Alberta’s screen industries.

Rosie Wall – Media Board

SPONSORSHIP PRICE PERKS
SPOTLIGHT $2,000 2 tickets to the Rosies Gala

Add your logo to our Rosie Wall, where hundreds of Rosie Nominees and special guests will have their photos taken.

This sponsorship delivers the highest visibility possible and provides seamless promotional exposure, both during and well after the event.

High resolution photographs will be made available for your marketing purposes.

Note: This package can be an addition to any of the sponsorship packages below. 

Sponsorship Packages

Your sponsorship includes tickets to The Rosies Gala. Guests enjoy an evening of live entertainment and a gourmet meal at the Shaw Conference Centre. Celebrate with the creators of Alberta’s leading feature films, documentaries and internationally acclaimed television series!

SPONSORSHIP PRICE PERKS
PATRON $15,000 10 Premium tickets to the Rosies Gala

Prominent display of sponsor’s Logo in Rosie Awards printed materials, signage and Sponsors Reel

Full page ad (premium placement)

Exclusive sponsorship of a Premium Award, including the opportunity for the sponsor’s designate to present the award to the category winner(s)

Six digital ads with reciprocal web-link (colour or B&W) in AMPIA’s e-newsletter

PLATINUM $10,000 8 Premium tickets to the Rosies Gala

Prominent display of sponsor’s Logo in Rosie Awards printed materials, signage and Sponsors Reel

Full page ad (premium placement)

Exclusive sponsorship of a Premium Award, including the opportunity for the sponsor’s designate to present the award to the category winner(s)

Four digital ads with reciprocal web-link (colour or B&W) in AMPIA’s e-newsletter

GOLD   $5,000 6 tickets to the Rosies Gala

Prominent display of sponsor’s Logo in Rosie Awards printed materials, signage and Sponsors Reel

One half page B&W ad

Exclusive sponsorship of a Premium Award, including the opportunity for the sponsor’s designate to present the award to the category winner(s)

Two digital ads with reciprocal web-link (colour or B&W) in AMPIA’s e-newsletter

SILVER $2,500 4 tickets to the Rosies Gala

Prominent display of sponsor’s Logo in Rosie Awards printed materials, signage and Sponsors Reel

One quarter page B&W ad

One digital ad with reciprocal web-link (colour or B&W) in AMPIA’s e-newsletter

BRONZE $1,500 2 tickets to the Rosies Gala

Prominent display of sponsor’s Logo in Rosie Awards printed materials, signage and Sponsors Reel

One quarter page B&W ad

 2019 ROSIE AWARDS Sponsorship Package

Advertising Opportunities

Ad Specs and Art Guidelines

For more information, contact Bill Evans
email: bevans@ampia.org