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Seven Edmonton Filmmakers Awarded $10,000 Grants to Make Short Digital Films

Storyhive2Storyhive,  a Telus a funding program, is financing 15 finalists from across Alberta. Finalists will distribute their final product on TELUS Optik TV, before turning to the community for online votes as they compete for one of two top awards that will be announced in March, 2016. The two winners will get customized career training and a scholarship to the Banff Television Festival. The finalists were announced on November 21, including seven filmmakers from Edmonton:

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Breakfast Television Calgary Serves News, Sports, Health, Tech and Weather Reports Every Weekday Morning

Breakfast TV CalgaryBreakfast Television (BT) is the branding used for morning shows broadcast by stations of Rogers Media’s television network City. As of May 2015, versions of Breakfast Television are broadcast in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. Breakfast Television Calgary features Co-Hosts Ted Henley and Jill Belland, who also hosts the on-location segments, Leah Sarich as the health reporter, Andrew Schulz as the weather reporter, and Mike Yawney as the tech new reporter. 

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour | Alberta Dates

Banff-Mountain-Film-FestivalThe Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is on the road, visiting over 40 countries around the world – bringing some of the favourite films from the Festival to a location near you! It’s time to get pumped for this year’s film lineup! From over 350 films submitted in 2015, 89 films were screened at the Festival in Banff, and approximately 30 films go on the road. Here are the Alberta dates:

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Edmonton Filmmaker Gil Cardinal to Receive the Dave Billington Award on November 7

Gil-CardinalThe David Billington Award is presented by each year by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) to an individual who has made an invaluable contribution to Alberta’s production community and celebrates those individuals who inspire us all with their vision, passion and dedication. This year, Gil Cardinal has been selected by the community to be honoured with this award.

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Red Deer Filmmaker Wins Big Rock Eddie Short Film Award and $10,000 for Documentary, An Alberta Farm

Alberta-FarmAn Alberta Farm, a short documentary by Red Deer’s Brendan O’Brien, won the $10,000 top prize at the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary on June 6. This year for the first time in its 22 history, Big Rock opened up the theme beyond beer commercials to the idea of “tradition.” From this idea, O’Brien developed the story. The five-minute film, centres on the changing farm life and the memories of Alberta dairy farmer Bruce Bell.

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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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