2020 Edmonton Film & Music Prizes

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2020 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 2019 winner was Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo from Score G Productions.

Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA says: “The Edmonton Film and Music Prizes provide much needed support for Edmonton-based filmmakers and musicians and provide recognition of the many talented artists in our City. Thanks to the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music!” 

Launched in 2013, the Edmonton Music Prize awards three cash prizes, one $10,000 and two $1,000 runner up prizes. The 2019 winner was nêhiyawak and runner up winners were Celeigh Cardinal and Royal Tusk. Past winners include Audrey Ochoa, Nuela Charles, and Marco Claveria, Dan Davidson, 100 Mile House, Scenic Route to Alaska, Maria Dunn and more.

“We are so excited to be partnering with the Edmonton Arts Council and AMPIA again to continue recognizing the amazing creative community in Edmonton,” says Carly Klassen, Executive Director of Alberta Music

The short list of nominees will be announced in January. Prizes will be awarded in February 2021. 

The submission deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020, at 4pm.

To submit for the Film Prize, review the guidelines and fill out the application form here.

To submit for the Music Prize, the guidelines and nomination form are found here.


About the Edmonton Arts Council:

The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life.


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.