Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Calgary Film Centre and Its Three State-of-the-Art Film Stages Opens its Doors to the World

Calgary-Film-CentreThe general manger of the new Calgary Film Centre says six Hollywood film and TV projects are now eyeing Calgary as a location, thanks in part to the new state-of-the-art facility that officially opened its doors Thursday after years of planning, fundraising and discussion. Members of the media were offered a sneak-peek tour of the long-awaited centre Thursday morning, a $28.2-million facility in the Calgary’s southeast area that boasts three sound stages with than 50,000 square-feet of interior studio space.

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AMPIA Celebrates Excellence in Alberta Film & Television Production & Personnel at the 42 Annual Rosie Awards

Rob-BrownThe 42nd Alberta Film & Television Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary on May 7. Over 650 guests attended The Rosies Gala to honour the very best of Alberta’s production in the screen industry. The majority of this year’s Rosie winners were first-time nominees in their categories, including Best Actress Jordyn White (Blackstone), Best Screenwriter Benjamin Ross Hayden (The Northlander), Producers Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford for Best Web Series (Straight To Video: A B Movie Odyssey) and Chris Hsiung won for his first feature documentary Elder in the Making.

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NORTHWESTFEST, Western Canada’s Premiere Non-Fiction Film & Arts Festival Runs from May 5 to 10 in Edmonton

NWF 2016Formerly known as the Global Visions Festival, Canada’s longest-running non-fiction film festival is evolving in a big way! Now rebranded as the NORTHWESTFEST, it runs from May 5 to 10, 2016 at the Garneau Theatre, Landmark Cinemas City Centre and NAIT Shaw Theatre in Edmonton.  Western Canada’s premiere doc-fest presents the hottest, most talked-about new documentaries from home and abroad with a focus on Canadian and Alberta artists and filmmakers.

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Historic Alberta Election Featured in Documentary to be Screened at Metro Cinema on March 2, 2016

Notley“Day of Change” by Edmonton filmmaker Kelly Wolfert is a look at the events taking place in Alberta’s provincial election May 5th, 2015. Following candidates new to politics, veteran politicians, supporters, volunteers and members of various political parties, “Day of Change” takes a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the NDP Victory that changed the landscape of Alberta and Canadian politics like no election in recent history.

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World Premiere of “Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest” by Alberta Filmmaker Premieres on February 24

wolverine-filmmakerWolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest recounts the fascinating story of Emmy Award winning Alberta wildlife filmmaker Andrew Manske’s relentless, five-year quest to find and film one of the most legendary and elusive creatures on the planet. The wolverine is a small animal with a big reputation. It might weigh less than 20 kilograms, but this intrepid member of the weasel family has been known to back down marauding bears and wolves in defense of its young or its food.

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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)