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Entries for $10,000 Cash Prize Now Open!

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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!

CLICK HERE FOR GUIDELINES & ENTRY FORM 

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.

New Fund Available for AMPIA Members

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AMPIA members can now access the Western Canada Business Strategy Fund to increase capacity, accelerate growth and build strong business models.  The Western Canada Business Strategy Fund provides access to the expertise of professional consultants and assistance in corporate-strategic business development.
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Storyhive Season 2

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Telus Optik TV’s STORYHIVE is now accepting applications for Season 2, searching for the next big web-series from Alberta content creators. Teams across the province can submit a 2-minute pitch video and compete for a $10,000 production grant and distribution on Telus Optik TV.

The Top 15 finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 of the competition where one winning pilot will be selected to receive a $50,000 grant to produce their full series, plus a training and mentorship opportunity! Apply by November 3, 2014.

For more info visit: http://yycyeg.storyhive.com/

Rogers Development Fund Round Two (July 15 – 31)

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AMPIA and ROGERS MEDIA Announce Round Two of the Rogers Development Fund

The Rogers Development Fund will support established and emerging independent producers based in Alberta and Manitoba in the development of Canadian content productions

Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) will be accepting applications to the second round of the Rogers Development Fund from July 15-31, 2013. The Rogers Development Fund is a revolving loan program which provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in television, film, and digital media. The Rogers Development Fund is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of Alberta or Manitoba for at least one year.

The first round in February, 2013, funded eleven candidates overall, seven candidates in Stream One, and four candidates in Stream Two.  Since then, the guidelines and application forms have been updated.

“The committee has opened the program to previous successful applicants.  The decision is based on producers constantly having new and exciting projects and the fund’s revolving nature.” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association.

The fund will begin accepting loan applications on July 15, 2013; interested producers can visit ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund (french version also available) for additional program and application details.

For the full press-release, please click here (PDF).  For application information, please follow this link.

Rogers Development Fund – Successful Applicants Announced

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Rogers Media and The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced today the first round of successful applicants of the Rogers Development Fund, a newly created development initiative that benefits local production communities. Eleven candidates overall were successful, seven candidates in Stream One, and four candidates in Stream Two.

The successful applicants are as follows:

Stream One:

ANAÏD PRODUCTIONS (Edmonton, Alberta)

HIGH DEFINITION PICTURES (Manitoba)

MEDIA RENDEZVOUS (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

MERIT MOTION PICTURES (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

ORIGINAL PICTURES (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

PANACEA ENTERTAINMENT (Edmonton, Alberta)

PAY DIRT PICTURES (Calgary, Alberta)

Stream Two:

THE COMPANY OF WRITERS (Edmonton, Alberta)

DEBORAH CARLSON (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

FUNTIME PRODUCTIONS (Edmonton, Alberta)

TYLER FUNK (Banff, Alberta)

“We were so excited to see the high calibre of creative and innovative submissions we received in this first round of funding,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media. “We look forward to seeing these projects develop and hopefully move ahead to production.”

“We are pleased to help develop original content in provinces of Alberta and Manitoba,” said Bill Evans, Executive Director, Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA).

The Rogers Development Fund is a revolving loan program which provides funding to support the independent producers of Alberta and Manitoba in the creation of new and innovative projects in television, film, and digital media. The Rogers Development Fund is available to individual Canadian producers or production companies who have been residents of Alberta or Manitoba for at least one year.

The Rogers Development Fund is governed by a committee of Canadian media industry leaders who determine the successful applicants. The second round of the Fund will begin accepting loan applications on July 15, 2013; interested producers can visit the AMPIA website at ampia.org/funding/rogers-dev-fund  or the Rogers submission website at rogerstvsales.ca/submission for additional program and application details.  Full press release available here.