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Alberta Filmmakers Top 5 Finalists for CineCoup Film Accelerator $1 Million in Production Financing

Film-High-School-BrawlOnly one Alberta team remains in the Top 5 of the CineCoup Film Accelerator! The Edmonton filmmakers behind High School Brawl – Aaron Kurmey, Ryan Hatt, Kevin Johnson – will pitch their feature to a panel of industry professionals at the Banff World Media Festival on June 8 with the hopes to win a prize packages worth $1 million in production financing from CineCoup and a guaranteed release in Cineplex theatres. 

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Anaid Productions Nominated for Six Leo Awards for Liquidator Television Series

Liquidator TV Series Anaïd Productions, one of Canada’s leading independent production companies, has received six Leo Award nominations for one of its longest running television series, The Liquidator, starring the rowdy liquidation guru Jeff Schwarz. Now in season four, Jeff Schwarz is back at it with even bigger & crazier deals! Don’t miss an episode of the all-new Season 4/Thursdays/ 9:30pm. The show’s season three episode “Redneck Round-Up” was nominated in the Information/Lifestyle series for these six craft awards:

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AMPIA Announces 2015 Rosie Award Nominees in Run Up to Awards Gala on May 23 in Edmonton

Rosie-AwardsThe Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced the finalists for the 41st annual Alberta Film & Television Awards to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta film, television and new media. A record 788 class and craft entries were submitted (up 42% from last year). This year seventy-five industry professionals from across Canada adjudicated the submissions; in total 375 productions were submitted for consideration. This is sixty-two more (an increase of 19.8%) than in 2014.

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Alberta Film: Finding Edge Road a One Hour Documentary by Brandy Yanchyk

Finding-Edge-RoadFinding Edge Road was directed, produced, written and filmed by Brandy Yanchyk, an Edmonton-based filmmaker and journalist, and debuts at the Global Visions Film Festival on May 9 at 9pm. The one hour documentary shows how an influx of asylum seekers from Somalia and Iraq are changing the city of Lieksa in Eastern Finland near the Russian border. The newcomers have moved to vacant council flats on a street called “Edge Road.”

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Alberta Film: Antisocial Limited a Documentary by Rosie Dransfeld Nominated for Eight Rosie Awards

Antisocial Limited Film Antisocial Limited, a long form documentary film, centres on Ojibway Chris Hoard, a streetwise ex-convict who wants to escape the abuse, the crime, the addictions, the racism, the lies And while he’s not one to reconcile his past, Chris’s past soon comes to reconcile with him. Antisocial Limited is a sequel to Dransfeld’s Gemini Award winning documentary Broke. Intimate and multilayered, the film tells a very tragic, but also beautiful story of a man trying to find love and a place where he belongs.

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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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