The Edmonton Film Prize is an 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.
Congratulations to Film Prize winner Adam Scorgie and runners-up Jessica L’Heureux and Connie Edwards for their well-deserved success at the Edmonton Film & Music Prizes 2017 Reception on January 30, 2018.
Local producer Scorgie walked out of the Metro Cinema with a $10,000 cheque in his pocket, thanks to his outstanding work on Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel story. The winning documentary was judged by an independent jury to have “beautifully captured the humanity of striving for your dreams and the torment that accompanies it along the way.” The film distinguished itself in some excellent company, including the two runners-up: an episode of L’Heureux’s web series Abigaelle et la date coaching and Connie Edwards’ doc I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song. Each runner-up was awarded $1,000.
The Edmonton Arts Council, in collaboration with Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, administers the Edmonton Music & Film Prizes. Nominations for the 2018 prize will open in September.
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.
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.
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.