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The Alberta Media Production Industries Association promotes the interests of all Alberta producers and creative talent working in motion picture, television, and digital content production. We work in liaison with government, facilitate community awareness, develop careers, and promote the content of our members through events, workshops, and partnerships with industry experts. Membership allows emerging and established producers to meet, connect, and collaborate.

Bespoke Mentorship Program Round Four!

Following three successful rounds in 2021, 2022, and 2023 AMPIA once again presents a unique opportunity for Alberta producers to gain advice, and financial support, to further their projects and careers.

The AMPIA Bespoke Mentorship Program is a 3-month program designed to respond to the specific needs of producers. Experienced and emerging producers are encouraged to apply.

Four successful participants will each receive a customized mentorship and $1,500.00 dollars to help achieve their proposal goals. This program is only open to AMPIA members.

Deadline for submissions: Feb 29, 2024
Applicants Announced: March 14, 2024
Final Report Due: June 14, 2024

TBDC Offers Training Program to Telefilm Canada Partners to Strengthen Entrepreneurial Skills

Telefilm Canada, in partnership with the BDC, announces an online entrepreneurship training program for its partners. This free learning program offered by the BDC to Telefilm’s partners is designed to increase support for the Canadian audiovisual community in the development of its entrepreneurial skills. The program includes courses and resources for understanding the basics and finances of business management.

Through this exclusive initiative, available free of charge, Telefilm and BDC hope to enable industry members to fully achieve their goals, bring their projects to fruition and remain competitive in their activities.

For more information on the program and to register, click below:

2024 Edmonton Film Prize

Thank You for Your Submissions!

Thank you to all the incredible talents who applied to the Edmonton Film Prize competition this year! We’re thrilled to announce a 42% increase in applications, a testament to the growing creativity within our community. The winners will be announced in the spring of 2024. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming awards ceremony.

The Latest News & Updates

Industry Events and Breakthroughs

Success Stories

A look at some of the people and productions who are making history in Alberta

My Life with the Walter Boys

My Life with the Walter Boys

Jackie Howard's life is disrupted by a freak accident, she is ripped from her home and has to start over on a ranch in Colorado, with her guardian and a family of 12 boys.

Lift - Directed by Katrina Beatty

Lift – Short Film

After a cocky Edmonton pilot is grounded from flying in WWII, he and his brother search for their sense of self among the returning post-war heroes.

The Revenant

The Revenant

The crew filmed the majority of “The Revenant” in Canada. According to Looper, they filmed quite a few scenes in an area of the Canadian Rockies west of Calgary, Alberta, in Kananaskis Country.

Come True

Come True

Come True, a nightmarish, slow-burn horror film, was shot entirely in this city by filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns, who is in the process of moving back to Edmonton himself. It’s not a jump-scare kind of freak fest, but an ode to the shadows of our nightmares, of waking dreams.



A creak of floorboards, a groaning door hinge, a sense of movement in the darkness and little else. Edmonton filmmaker Kyle Edward Ball exploits this minimalism in the wee hours of the night to horrific effect in his film Skinamarink.

Featured Profiles

Showcasing some of the incredible Alberta media professionals and artists making waves in the industry right now. Learn more about these talented individuals and their outstanding projects.

Tanis Parenteau

Actress, Producer

Tanis is an actor/producer and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta (Cree). TV: Billions, FBI: Most Wanted, Gossip Girl, Designated Survivor, House of Cards and Tribal. New York theatre: The Public Theater, Signature Theater, 59E59 Theaters and La Mama. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As a producer, her debut short film, ‘A Big Black Space’, garnered a broadcasting deal on ARTÉ in Europe, won best Canadian Short at Dreamspeakers Film Festival and the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival. Tanis has been funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Media Fund, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, Vision Maker Media and is developing a short form digital series for APTN Lumi. Tanis is a board member at Peace Region Independent Media Artists Association, a member of Alberta Media Production Industries Association, on the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee and has had mentorships with Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices, Banff Spark Accelerator, NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition, ISO/Netflix Indigenous Production Apprenticeship, Whistler Film Festival Producers Lab, The Genre Film Lab, AMAAS One2One and AMPIA. Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama.

Michael Peterson

Producer, Director – Peterson Polaris Corp.

Michael Peterson is an award winning writer, producer and director. He has directed commercials, documentaries, TV (Caution: May Contain Nuts, Tiny Plastic Men) and the feature films Lloyd the Conqueror (2011) and Knuckleball (2018).

Recently, a career highlight, when he was nominated for the 2022 CMPA Indiescreen Established Producer Award which was awarded at the Whistler Film Festival. His recent producing credits include over a dozen feature films including the Fantastic Fest Closing Night Film, BLOODTHIRSTY (2020), and HARPOON (2019), the latter of which premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival and was rated one of the top horror films of the decade on Rotten Tomatoes. He is currently in post-production on the horror-wrestling feature, DARK MATCH, and 80’s set coming-of-age film THIS TOO SHALL PASS. He has a Masters in Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill, and participated in the 2013 CFC Directors Lab. He resides in Calgary, Canada.