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August 20, 2020 48 min

Bill Evans the Executive Director of AMPIA and I'm Here With Magazine talk @yourampia nominees and the October 8th, Online interactive 46th Rosie Awards! A clip from our interview! Stay tuned! Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) FINALISTS and new event date announced for the 2020 Alberta Film & Television (Rosie) Awards. The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) has continued to work through the delays and difficulty of this unprecedented time of pandemic. Today AMPIA is very pleased to be able to announce their finalists for the 46th annual Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta’s screen industries. The 2020 Awards were to have taken place on May 23 but have now been rescheduled. The winners will be announced in a FaceBook/You Tube Event Production on Thursday, October 8, 2020. As for who is up for the 54 prestigious Rosie Awards, a total of 623 class (215) and craft (408) entries were submitted for consideration into this year’s awards, resulting in 308 total finalists; 121 class and 187 craft. For this year’s awards 54 industry professionals outside of Alberta adjudicated the submissions. These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and non-fiction are vying for 21 Class awards. In addition, Alberta’s talented screenwriters, costume and production designers, cinematographers, editors, directors, make-up artists, special effects artists, sound technicians and composers are competing in 33 Craft categories. Of all finalists, 189 are from productions based in the city of Calgary, while 100 are from Edmonton-based productions. There were also 20 finalists from other communities in Alberta. As always, some Edmonton productions used Calgary talent. Similarly, some Calgary productions employed Edmonton talent. This should be kept in mind when comparing the breakdown. In Calgary SEVEN24 Films had the largest number of finalists with 18, while Bamboo Shoots had the second most, with 14 finalists. With a total of 14, Sticks and Stones had the greatest number of Edmonton finalists. Yardwork Films followed with 7 finalists. As for individual productions, Calgary based Prairie Dog Film & Television’s production of “Tribal” has the most finalists, with 12. The production receiving the second greatest number of finalists is also Calgary based, SEVEN24 Films’ “Heartland,” with 10. The individual production with the largest number of finalists from Edmonton is Yardwork Productions of “Whiteface” with 7. The Alberta Film & Television Awards, continues to be the oldest film and/or television awards event in Canada, honouring its provincial production industry. In order to qualify for an Alberta Film & Television Award a production must be produced or co-produced by a production company based in Alberta. For any craftsperson to be eligible he or she must have been a resident of Alberta for the 2019 calendar year. Rosie Award Nominees were announced by AMPIA Board member Michelle Wong live from the stage at the Webber Academy in Calgary. Watch it on YouTube or Facebook.
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