ROSIE Nominee Screenings, May 7-8
Shaw Theatre, NAIT
See the schedule here: http://northwestfest.ca/2016-film-schedule/
“Lunch & Learn” Panels, May 9-13
The Needle Vinyl Tavern
Refreshments will be served.
Admission: $5.00 | FREE for NWF Passholders & Industry Members (Digital Alberta, AMPIA, FAVA, etc).
A great way to spend your lunch hour! Refreshments will be served.
Guest panelists include AMPIA’s Adam Scorgie and Dylan Pearce.
AMPIA | Hot Docs Workshop BRUNCH, May 14
Fionn McCool’s City Centre (next door to the theatre)
Admission: $10.00 | FREE for NWF Passholders & AMPIA Members
Claim tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1174809
AMPIA is proud to present a lively afternoon of discussion, covering topics such as exporting your film to market, the importance of film festivals, how to get your film noticed, crowd-funding, and creating the right pitch.
Stephanie McArthur – Industry Programs Manager, Hot Docs
Irene Taylor Brodsky – Director, BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN
Adam Scorgie – Producer, THE CULTURE HIGH, ICE GUARDIANS
Rosie Winner Screening – May 14
Landmark City Centre
AMPIA’s 3rd Annual Professional Development Day will be held at the Shaw Theatre (11762 – 106 street) this Saturday March 19 from 9am – 6:30pm. March Madness is one-day workshop where participants from all over the province gather to meet with local representatives from Alberta’s unions, guilds, funding agencies and keynote speakers making a big impact in the industry.
This year AMPIA welcomes TELUS Optik Local as a presenting partner. The morning sessions include a panel of industry leaders from The National Film Board, Alberta Media Fund and Canadian Media Producers Association. Representatives from TELUS Optik’s STORYHIVE will be talking about new grants available to Alberta content creators. ACTRA Alberta will be presenting a session on working with union actors on a low budget, as well as co-sponsoring the closing reception.
Nicole Matiation from On Screen Manitoba will discuss how Alberta production companies can access funding for consultant fees and professional services to expand their business.
Derek Heisler, from Derek Heisler Photography, will be presenting a special session on “How To Inspire an Audience to See Your Film.”
Representatives from WIFTA, APPA, IATSE and DOC Alberta will be present to discuss their associations and the support they provide to the industry.
Toronto-based Producer and Digital Content Strategist Victoria Evans will deliver the morning keynote, sharing high level strategies in her session “Designing Content for Your Digital Audience.”
The creative team from Mosaic Entertainment, including Writer/Actor Chris Craddock, will be sharing insight on Edmonton’s cross-platform comedy Tiny Plastic Men, recently nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Series.
The afternoon keynote will be presented by award-winning Producer Adam Scorgie, best known for his documentary The Culture High, which was long-listed for the Academy Awards and was released in 70 countries around the world. Adam will be showing clips from his latest projects Ice Guardians, Chasing Evel: The Life of Robbie Knievel, and his latest project with legendary Latino actor Danny Trejo (Machete, Planet Terror).
Read the full schedule here: MARCH MADNESS Itinerary 2016
Tickets are $35 for the public, $20 for members of AMAAS, AMPIA or DOC Alberta and free for students, with valid picture id.
Click here to register for the workshop.
If you ever wanted to know how to get Sir Richard Branson in your film or how to execute the most successful crowd-funding campaign in Canada, you are in for a treat! Award-winning Producer Adam Scorgie will be keynoting AMPIA’s 3rd Annual March Madness Professional Development Day on Saturday, March 19 in Edmonton. Read More
Award-winning documentary Filmmaker and Producer Adam Scorgie (The Good Son, The Culture High) will be featured as part of Edmonton’s Culture Collective 5th Variety Showcase at the Garneau Theatre on Thursday, September 24. Attendees will get a sneak peek at two of Scorgie’s upcoming documentaries:
On-ice enforcers struggle to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new found fight for the existence of the role itself. Featuring Jay Baruchel, Chris Chelios and Dave Semenko.
CHASING EVEL: The Life Of Robbie Knievel
Robbie Knievel, 52 and the owner of 20 world records and 350 jumps worldwide, uncovers his life through his personal pursuit of sobriety and the need of continuing his father’s legacy by jumping once again.
The Culture Collective is Thursday, September 24 at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre – 8712 – 109 St NW). Doors at 7 p.m.
The Global Visions Film Festival premieres the highly anticipated documentary, The Culture High, on Wednesday, October 8th in Edmonton. Director Brett Harvey and Edmonton Producer Adam Scorgie reunite on this follow up of their hit documentary, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, to delve deeper into the controversial ‘War on Drugs’.