The winners of the third annual Edmonton Film Prize were announced at a networking reception January 12 at MacEwan University in Edmonton. The Film Prize was presented alongside the Edmonton Music Prize, awarded by Alberta Music. Both prizes are sponsored by the City of Edmonton, through the Edmonton Arts Council. The Edmonton Film Prize is administered by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA). Read More
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.
AMPIA is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council to administer the Edmonton Film Prize. The call for entries is now open!
The Edmonton Film Prize is a $10,000 annual cash prize to recognize Edmonton-based filmmakers who demonstrate artistic and technical excellence as a filmmaker. The award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and will be administered by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association. Entries will be judged by an independent jury of filmmakers, presenters, broadcasters and members of the film community.
Launched in 2012 by the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Film Prize to celebrate the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries.
“Edmonton has a strong film community and we are excited to continue the tradition of recognizing our local pool of talent,” says Paul Moulton, Executive Director of the Edmonton Arts Council. “This is our first time partnering with our friends at the Alberta Media Productions Industries Association on the project, and we look forward to working with them to celebrate the recipient of the fourth annual Edmonton Film Prize.”
“We are very pleased to be working with the Edmonton Arts Council to present the Edmonton Film Prize,” says Bill Evans, AMPIA’s Executive Director. “Our track record of administering the Alberta Film & Television Awards over the past 40+ years make this a natural fit.”
The submission deadline is September 30, 2015. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in December 2015.