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Edmonton International Film Festival 2017 Showcases 140 Films from 32 Countries | September 28 – October 1

Edmonton-Film-FestivalThe 31st annual Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) launches today and will have Edmonton buzzing with big screen productions for nine days and nine nights. This year, the event features 140 films from 32 different countries around the world. In 2016, the EIFF was designated as an “Oscar qualifying” film festival by the the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences, meaning juried winners in the EIFF’s Best Short Film (Live Action) and Best Short Film (Animation) categories can advance in the OSCAR nomination process.

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Alberta Media Events | September 2017

Media-ChallengeThe Edmonton Comedy Festival presents the Media Challenge on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm at the ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave. Hosted by Kevin Stobo, starring Tim Nutt, and depending on how many chicken out, featuring 16 local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second time. From television, radio, and print you’ll recognize them all.

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The Democracy Project: Journalism in the Age of Alt-Facts on October 20 – 22, 2017

Fighting-Fake-NewsIn the age of alt-facts, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy. From October 20 – 22 writers and journalists will gather at the Banff Centre to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy. This summit is part of a five day intensive residency on Investigative Journalism presented by the Banff Centre.

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AWNA to Hold 97th Annual AGM, Convention, Symposium and Alberta Newspaper Awards

Symposium-2017-webThe Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s 97th Annual Convention will be held this year from June 1 – 3 at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Calgary. The convention tees up (pun intended) on Thursday, June 1 with the Bing Crosby Memorial Golf Tournament.  On Friday, June 2 the Convention runs during the day and the Awards presentations that evening.  On Saturday June 3, the Professional Development Symposium runs throughout the day and the Presidents’ Banquet wraps things up in the evening. 

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Gotta Minute Film Festival – Western Canada’s First Film Fest for Commuters

Got-a-Minute-Film-FestFrom September 25 – October 1, FAVA presents the One Minute Silent Short Films to light up platform screens throughout the Edmonton Transit LRT system, and bring Media Art to Edmontonians ‘on the go’. Miss a show in transit? You can watch the full program online. A celebration of Public Art, on Public Transit, in Public Spaces.

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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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