2021 Edmonton Music & Film Prize

The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) and Alberta Music, in collaboration with the Edmonton Arts Council, are pleased to announce the 2022 Edmonton Film Prize & Edmonton Music Prize. The calls for entries are now open!

The Edmonton Film Prize was launched in 2012, offering an annual cash prize. There will be one $10,000 first prize awarded, 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 2020 winners were Rebecca Sadowski and Tamarra Lessard for The Sash Maker, Anthony Gertz for The Line and first prize winner Kelly Wolfert for SpiderMable – a real life superhero story.

Bill Evans, Executive Director of AMPIA says: “Once again, AMPIA is 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. Thanks to the Edmonton Arts Council for their support.”

Launched in 2013, the Edmonton Music Prize awards three cash prizes, one $10,000 prize and two $1,000 runner-up prizes. 2021 winners were Lucette, Lyra Brown and first prize winner, Farhad Khosravi.

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

“There is an abundance of talent in Edmonton’s arts community, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of the filmmakers and musicians who help make our city a hub for extraordinary creation and reputation” – Sanjay Shahani, Executive Director, Edmonton Arts Council.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, December 3, 2021, at 4pm MT.

The Edmonton Music Prize guidelines and nomination form are found here.

Questions? Take a look at our FAQ page or email us at info@albertamusic.org

The short list of nominees will be announced in January 2022 and prizes will be awarded in February 2022.The submission deadline is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 4pm MT.


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.