AMPIA and ALBERTA MUSIC Announce Edmonton Film & Music Prizes

September 18, 2018, EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2018 Edmonton Film Prize & Edmonton Music Prize. The calls for entries are now open!

The Edmonton Film Prize launched in 2012 offering an annual cash prize. This year will be one $10,000 prize plus two $1,000 runner up prizes to celebrate excellence in Edmonton’s screen-based community. The Edmonton Film Prize was created by the Edmonton Arts Council and is administered by AMPIA. The 2017 winners were Adam Scorgie, Jessica L’Heureux and Connie Edwards.

Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA says: “AMPIA is once again excited to be partnering with Alberta Music to present the Edmonton Film & Music Prizes. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of Edmonton’s talented filmmakers and musicians.”

Launched in 2013, the Edmonton Music Prize awards three cash prizes, one $10,000 and two $1,000 runner up prizes. 2017 winners included Dan Davidson, Nuela Charles, and 100 Mile House.

“We are proud to once again partner with the Edmonton Arts Council and AMPIA in order to recognize Edmonton’s talented creative community,” says Carly Klassen, Executive Director of Alberta Music.

The submission deadline is Friday, November 2, 2018, at 4pm. To submit for the Film Prize, review the guidelines and fill out the application form here. Digital screeners can be uploaded here. For the Music Prize, the guidelines and nomination form are found here. The short list of nominees will be announced in late November. Prizes will be awarded in February 2019.

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.

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.

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.

2017 Winners

Mayor Don Iveson presents Adam Scorgie with the Edmonton Film Prize for Scorgie’s documentary Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story as Knievel soars overhead. Photo by David Shepherd, MLA.

Read more in Roger Levesque’s Edmonton Journal article.

Photos by Levi Manchak

2016 Winners

Stephen Williams, Director of Grants, Awards, and Support Programs at the Edmonton Arts Council, announcing the winners of the 2016 Edmonton Film Prize in early 2017.

2015 Winners

Director Trevor Anderson; David Shepherd, MLA Edmonton-Centre; Director Eva Colmers, Scott McKeen, City Councillor (Ward 6); and top-prize winner Niobe Thompson. Photo by Jennifer Dacanay.