Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Banff World Media Festival Inviting Submissions for Rockie Awards 2018

Banff-FestivalThe Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

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The 2017-2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Arrives in Alberta This December

Banff-FestivalThe 2017-2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is now on the road, visiting over 550 locations in over 40 countries and bringing some of the favourite films from the Festival to a location near you, including stops throughout Alberta from December to January, 2018. The tour features favourite films from the 2017 Festival, including The Last Honey Hunter, Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic, The Frozen Road, Ascend, Mammoth, and so much more!

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Celebrate Media Literacy Week “Inclusion in a Connected World” – November 6 – 10, 2017

Media-LiteracyMediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) along with the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) announced this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held November 6 to 10, will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and teens.

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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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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)