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Alberta Film – Gods Acre, a 2017 Alberta Film & Television Award Winner

Gods-AcreGods Acre, written and directed by Fort Chipewyan’s Kelton Stepanowich won the Rosie Award in the Best Short Dramatic category at the 2017 Alberta Film and Television Awards announced this past April. And no wonder! It is a haunting story told with few words, strong images, in-your-face close-ups and soothingly beautiful music.

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Calgary’s Seven 24 Films’ Wynonna Earp and Other Canadian Productions Earn 40 Rockie Award Nominations

Rockie-Awards 2017The Banff World Media Festival today unveiled the nominees for its annual program competition, which recognizes excellence in TV and digital content from around the world. More than 40 countries submitted projects, with winners set to be announced June 12 at a ceremony during the festival. Canadian productions dominated in the interactive content category with four of five nominations and with Calgary’s Seven 24 Wynonna Earp up for the best Sci-fi, Fantasy and Action production.

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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Rosie Award Winners for Excellence in Film, TV & Multimedia Productions in Alberta

The 2017 nominations for the Alberta Film and Television Awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced in downtown Calgary on April 29 by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), with Calgary  production companies Joe Media Group and SEVEN/24 Films tied for the most finalists with 17 each. 

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The Best in Documentary Film and Media Arts is in Edmonton at Northwestfest 2017 May 5 to 14

NorthwestFestNorthwestFest  announces the line-up for the 2017 festival, featuring the best in new documentary features, short films, media arts, and more. Running May 5-14, 2017 in various locations, this year’s program has something for everyone. Whether you’re curious about America’s best session musicians, daredevils, spelling bees, or scientology, NorthwestFest has you covered.

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Alberta Film – “She Has a Name” A Film in Support of The Movement To End Human Sex Trafficking

She-Has-Name FilmShe Has A Name is a sex trafficking story, based on a real event in 2008, when a locked, abandoned storage container was found in Thailand, containing 121 workers from Burma, 54 of whom were dead. The global sex trade industry makes $40 billion a year selling women, children, and men as much as 15 times a day for their bodies. Of the two million people the UN reports are exploited in the commercial sex trade every year, less than 1% are rescued. 

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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)

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