Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Banff World Media Festival Inviting Submissions for Rockie Awards 2018

Banff-FestivalThe Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

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AMPIA Announces Edmonton Film Prize Shortlist

Edmonton-Film-PrizeFor the fifth time, the shortlist for the 2017 Edmonton Film Prize has been announced. A total of $12,000 in prize money will be awarded to the three finalists among this list of six, with $10,000 for the first-place film and $1,000 each for two runnersup. The prize will be awarded in January of 2018 to a director and/or producer whose narrative, documentary or experimental project has been judged to be of superior quality.

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Alberta Filmmaker Wins Audience Choice Award at Culver City Film Festival in Los Angeles

Get-Naked-FilmAlberta filmmaker, Aaron James Sorensen’s new film, Get Naked! won the Audience Choice Award this week at the Culver City Film Festival in Los Angeles. The feature was shot in Calgary and Bakersfield, California, and features Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Inherent Vice) as well as the acting debut of country music superstar Corb Lund. Sorensen’s debut film, Hank Williams First Nation, opened at the American Film Institute’s AFI fest in 2005 and went on to win multiple awards and become one of the top Canadian box office films of that year.  Get Naked! is Sorensen’s fourth feature.

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The 2017-2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Arrives in Alberta This December

Banff-FestivalThe 2017-2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is now on the road, visiting over 550 locations in over 40 countries and bringing some of the favourite films from the Festival to a location near you, including stops throughout Alberta from December to January, 2018. The tour features favourite films from the 2017 Festival, including The Last Honey Hunter, Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic, The Frozen Road, Ascend, Mammoth, and so much more!

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The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) Announces the 2017 Jury Awards & Oscar Qualifying Short Films

Film-AwardsThe Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) announced this year’s Jury Awards, chosen from an outstanding 2017 EIFF program  This year’s full festival line-up featured more than 150 films – short, documentary, dramatic and feature-length – curated from a record-breaking 4,000 submissions.This year’s two Grand Jury Short Film winners are now eligible for OSCAR consideration. The Award Winning Short Films screen on Saturday, October 7 at 10am in Landmark Cinemas. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)