Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Views Magazine Invites Submissions to their Short Story Contest Until June 30

Short_Story_ContestHave you written a story all Albertans should read? Send it to Alberta Views, a bi-monthly magazine of well-written and well-researched stories about the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. You could win $1,000 and have your writing published in the magazine. The contest is open to all current or former  residents of Alberta except employees of Alberta Views. Deadline to enter is June 30, 2015. Here’s the contest guidelines…

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Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Holds its 95 Annual Convention on June 12 – 13 in Edmonton

AWNAThe Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association is holding their 95th Annual Convention and Bing Crosby Golf Tournament June 12 – 13. The convention takes place at the Chateau Lacombe, the golf tournament at Riverside Golf Course in Edmonton. Workshops run on Saturday, June 13 and include Reimagining our Newsrooms. This session encourages newspaper publishers to step away from current newsroom structures and routines and do some strategic planning and envision new possibilities.

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Banff Welcomes TV and Digital Media Producers to the 36th Annual Banff World Media Festival June 7 – 10

BANFF_FestivalThe 36th annual Banff World Media Festival runs from June 7-10, 2015 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. The Festival boasts the world’s largest gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. To get a flavour of the calibre and focus on the professional development aspects of the festival, here’s the latest Master Class they announced:

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Words in 3D 2015: Intersections Conference for Writers, Editors, Publishers, and Agents in Edmonton May 22 to 24

Words in 3D logoEdmonton’s Words in 3D conference runs from May 22 to 24 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. It’s the second edition of the unique conference that connects writers, editors, publishers, and agents from across Canada. This year’s theme is Intersections and focuses on how each profession’s work with words intersects with other disciplines. Professional development and networking provide valuable perspectives on topics of interest relevant to the literary community in Edmonton and elsewhere.

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Fava Fest: Film & Video Arts Festival | April 13 – 18 | Garneau Theatre | Edmonton

fava-fest-article-2015FAVA’s 4th Annual FAVA FEST runs April 13-18th, 2015. This year they will be giving away $66,000 in cash awards, services, and commissions! Special events include three Best of Fava screenings, the 25th Anniversary Party for Bye-Bye Blues on April 17 with special guest appearance by the film’s director Anne Wheeler and a red carpet gala on April 18. The majority of the festival takes place at Metro Cinema in the historic Garneau Theatre. Here’s the details:

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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)