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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 the worlds of America’s best session musicians, daredevils, spelling bees, scientology, or the obituary section of the New York Times, NorthwestFest has got you covered.

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The award juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2016. Check out these fantastic titles!

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Mix & Mingle with the Stars in Alberta’s Film, Digital & Television Production Industry on April 29, 2017

red-carpet150On April 29, Rosie Awards will be handed out to recognize excellence in Film, Television and Digital Production in Alberta at the annual Gala for the Alberta Film & Television Awards. As the primary fundraiser for the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), the evening brings out Alberta’s brightest stars and industry professionals to honour and celebrate the year’s best in production. Over fifty Rosie Awards will be presented, recognizing excellence in all aspects of Alberta’s screen-based content.

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CBC Brings Canada’s History to Life in “The Story of Us” Docu-Drama Series Starting March 26

 

CBC-Story-UsCanada: The Story of Us, an epic 10 x one-hour docu-drama series highlighting many of the extraordinary moments and people that helped forge a nation from early Indigenous history to the 20th century, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 26 at 8 p.m. on CBC. The series features the stories of Indigenous peoples, women, immigrants, pioneers, rule-breakers, scientists and entrepreneurs – many of them untold until now. The series takes viewers inside Canada’s history with dramatic re-enactments, ground-breaking CGI sequences and documentary-style virtual reality experiences.

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AMPA Hosts Alberta Magazines Conference & Awards Gala March 16 & 17 in Calgary

AMPA-logoThe Alberta Magazines Conference is an opportunity to hear industry experts from across North America share their insights, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. Join AMPA, along with magazine publishing leaders and visionaries from across North America and the U.K., on March 16 and 17 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. Be part of the largest magazine media event in Western Canada.

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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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