Edmonton Film PrizeIf you’re a film-maker, have an Edmonton address and a brilliant piece of screened work, you could be eligible for $10,000 – courtesy of the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC).  The Edmonton Film Prize is a $10,000 annual cash prize to recognize an Edmonton-based filmmaker who demonstrates artistic and technical excellence as filmmaker. The Edmonton Film Prize was created in 2012 to formally acknowledge the best in Edmonton’s screen-based industries. 

Over the last two years, judges have scrutinized more than 30 magnificent pieces before agreeing on the winner(s). Features, shorts, docs, experimentals, one-offs – they’re all eligible.

The award is sponsored and administered jointly by the Edmonton Film Commission and the Edmonton Arts Council. Entries will be reviewed by an independent jury of filmmakers, presenters, broadcaster and member of the film community.

The submission deadline is August 15, 2014. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded in fall 2014.

Send entries to:
Edmonton Film Commission
4th Floor, World Trade Centre
9990 – Jasper Avenue, Edmonton T5J 1P7
For inquiries, please contact: EdmontonFilmPrize@edmonton.com

Submission Guidelines and Eligibility:

  • The Prize is a $10,000 cash prize.
  • The Prize will be based on a single film or video that has had a first broadcast or public screening within 18 months prior to the nomination deadline (i.e. since Feb 15, 2013).
  • The Prize is for any narrative, documentary, or experimental film, including one-offs, series, mini-series, features or shorts, of any length, where creative control rests with the nominee.
  • The Prize is not intended for commercials, PSAs, corporate / industrial videos or promotional works, including music videos.
  • Any nominee must be an adult resident of Edmonton for at least one year, or have an established workplace in Edmonton for one year (at the discretion of the Film Commission and Prize jurors).
  • The submissions will be judged by an independent jury of filmmakers, presenters, broadcasters, and/or members of the film community, which will be recruited by the Edmonton Film Commission and Edmonton Arts Council.
  • If, in the opinion of the judges, no work in this competition merits an award, no award will be given. In all cases, the jury’s decision is final.

Submission Procedures:

  • Entries must be received at the offices of the Edmonton Film Commission by close of business on August 15, 2014.
  • Entries may be submitted by filmmakers, producers, or any interested parties.
  • Separate entry forms must be completed for each production being submitted.
  • All materials will not be returned.

Nominations must include:

  • a completed, signed entry form.
  • a brief biography of the nominee.
  • a brief, 30-word description of the film.
  • a detailed synopsis of the film.
  • a one-page statement describing the artistic and technical excellence on display in the film work; and if necessary, the nominee’s relationship to the film or excellence on display.
  • five copies of the nominated work on DVD. It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that the DVDs will play in normal DVD players.

Download entry form at: http://enterpriseedmonton.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014EdmontonFilmPrizeForm-PDF.pdf

See more information at: http://enterpriseedmonton.com/focus-areas/film/edmonton-film-prize