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Call for Entries Open for the 2014 Edmonton Film Prize until August 15, 2014

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. 

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Edmonton’s Global Vision Festival Ends on a High Note with Announcement of 2014 Film Award Winners

Global Visions FestivalThe 2014 Global Visions Festival wrapped on a high note on May 15, with a huge crowd on hand for their crowd-pleasing Closing Night film, Mistaken for Strangers. The celebration included the announcement of the 2014 Film Awards, featuring six Juried Awards and the 2014 City Television Audience Award along with the Top 10 films as choosen by the audience.

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AMPIA to Announce Rosie Award Winners for Outstanding Media Productions in Alberta on April 12 in Calgary

AMPIA Awards AlbertaThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced the finalists for the 40th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media. W ith over five hundred entries submitted, the judges had to make several difficult decisions in determining the winners that will be announced at a Gala on Saturday, April 12 in Calgary.

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Former Meteorologist Claire Martin Joins Anaïd Productions As Managing Director

Claire MartinAward-winning film and television company Anaïd Productions with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver announced today the appointment of former CBC News senior meteorologist Claire Martin as their new Managing Director. Martin will oversee Anaïd’s day-to-day operations and communications and will be based in their North Vancouver office.

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Girl Rising Screening to Celebrate 2014 International Women’s Day | Metro Cinema | March 8

Girl Rising ScreeningIn celebration of 2014 International Women’s Day, Chelsey Smith presents a Girl Rising screening at Metro Cinemas (8712 109th Street NW) on Saturday March 8. Doors open at 3pm with drinks and mingling and the film begins at 4pm. Girl Rising is now a global movement to break the cycle of poverty with a simple message: educate girls and you will change the world!

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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)