AMPIA and ALBERTA MUSIC Announce Edmonton Film & Music Prizes

For Immediate Release


October 15, 2019, EDMONTON, ALBERTA – The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2019 Edmonton Film Prize & Edmonton Music Prize. The calls for entries are now open!

The Edmonton Film Prize launched in 2012 offering an annual cash prize. This year will be one $10,000 prize plus two $1,000 runner up prizes to celebrate excellence in Edmonton’s screen-based community. The Edmonton Film Prize was created by the Edmonton Arts Council and is administered by AMPIA. The 2018 winners were Zsofia Opra-Szabo, Alexandra Lazarowich, and Adam Scorgie.

Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA says: “AMPIA is once again excited to be partnering with Alberta Music to present the Edmonton Film & Music Prizes. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of Edmonton’s talented filmmakers and musicians.” 

Launched in 2013, the Edmonton Music Prize awards three cash prizes, one $10,000 and two $1,000 runner up prizes. 2018 winners were Audrey Ochoa, Nuela Charles, and Marco Claveria. 

 “We are proud to once again partner with the Edmonton Arts Council and AMPIA in order to recognize Edmonton’s talented creative community,” says Carly Klassen, Executive Director of Alberta Music.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 4pm. To submit for the Film Prize, review the guidelines and fill out the application form here. Digital screeners can be uploaded here. For the Music Prize, the guidelines and nomination form are found here. The short list of nominees will be announced in January. Prizes will be awarded in February 2020. 


About the Edmonton Arts Council:

The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. On behalf of the City of Edmonton, the EAC, through it’s 10-year strategic plan, Connections & Exchanges, works toward transforming Edmonton’s cultural ecosystem. 


About AMPIA:

AMPIA is a non-profit professional association serving the media production community in Alberta. Incorporated in 1973, AMPIA is the first such association in Canada. AMPIA is also host of the longest running film & television awards in Canada, the Rosie Awards. 


About Alberta Music:

Alberta Music is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry succeed in their careers. It exists to build, connect and inspire a dynamic music industry in the province of Alberta.