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The Rosie Awards Has Helped Hundreds of Artists In Alberta Rise To the Top and Be Celebrated

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Alberta Film & TV


Hold onto your seats, because AMPIA is thrilled to present thier afternoon host for AMPIA’s 50th anniversary celebration at this year’s Alberta Film and Television Awards – the one and only Rick Bronson!



With 8 COCA Comedian of the Year awards and a ROSIE award for Best TV Host, Rick Bronson’s talent as an award-winning Comedian, Magician, TV Host, Writer, Producer, Musician, and yes, even a Taxidermist - knows no bounds.


Join the community in welcoming the remarkable Rick Bronson – your guide to an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment at The Rosie's!



FINALISTS Announced for AMPIA’S 50th Anniversary Edition of

The Alberta Film & Television (Rosie) Awards


AMPIA's judges reviewed 541 exceptional nominations across 50 categories resulting in 344 total finalists. The wait is over – discover the 2023 Rosie Awards finalists now on ampia.org. 🌟


The excitement doesn't stop there – tickets are officially now available for the afternoon show and the evening gala on September 30th in Edmonton. 🎟️


Purchase your tickets and join us for an unforgettable celebration as we honour 50 years of excellence in Alberta's film and television industry!


The Alberta Media Production Industries Association promotes the interests of all Alberta producers and creative talent working in motion picture, television, and digital content production. We work in liaison with government, facilitate community awareness, develop careers, and promote the content of our members through events, workshops, and partnerships with industry experts. Membership allows emerging and established producers to meet, connect, and collaborate.



(AMPIA) is pleased to announce their finalists for the 2023 Alberta Film & Television Awards, celebrating excellence and outstanding achievement in Alberta’s screen industries. The Rosie's will be held in Edmonton over two celebrations on Saturday September 30, 2023. The afternoon show will celebrate the following categories: Class Awards – Public Service Announcement, Promotional Production, Narrative Game/Interactive Project, Corporate Production Under $30K, Corporate Production Over $30K, Educational, Fil Fraser Student Production, Children’s Program or Series, Commercial Under $20K and Commercial Over $20K. Craft Awards – Host, Narrator, Animator/Motion Graphic Artist, Make-Up/Hair Artist, Costume Designer, Screenwriter(s), Editors, Visual Effects, Production Designer/ Art Director and Stunt Performer.


This award show will take place at The Comic Strip, located in West Edmonton Mall, 8882 – 170th Street Unit #1646 Bourbon Street. Our afternoon show will start at 2pm MST and is hosted by the Comic Strips’ very own Rick Bronson. Our evening gala will showcase the best and brightest in the following categories: Class Awards – Cultural Diversity, Musical/Comedy and/or Variety, Music Video, Information/Lifestyle &/or Web Series, Documentary under and over 30 Minutes, Documentary Series, Scripted Under 30 Minutes, Scripted Series/Mini-Series and Scripted Feature. Craft Awards – Overall Sound, Musical Score (Scripted/Documentary), Cinematographer, Performance (Male/Nonbinary), Performance (Female/Nonbinary), Director. Located just a short drive from West Edmonton (shuttles also available) the evening show will be held at River Cree Resort and Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch Alberta, starting at 7:30pm MST. AMPIA is thrilled to announce that our evening Host will be award-winning Canadian comic, Steve Patterson. Steve is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television and radio host, and television producer, best known for hosting the hit show The Debaters. With more than 25 years of performing, including numerous Just for Laughs galas and a Rosie award show, we are thrilled to have him back for our 50th Anniversary.


The Beloved Fred Keating honored at AMPIA's 45th Rosie Awards. Photo by Jordan Gooden. As for who is up for the 52 prestigious Rosie Awards; a total of 541 entries were received resulting in 344 total finalists chosen by our juries. Calgary productions represent 181 of this year’s finalists, Edmonton with100, and the remainder from Sherwood Park, Grand Cache, Okotoks and Spruce Grove. These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and documentary are vying for 20 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 32 Craft categories.


Filmmaker Berkley Brady is an AMPIA 2023 Rosie Award Nominee.


Berkley talking about her feature film "Dark Nature" that "premiered at at the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival and also garnered attention when it became one of TIFF’s selections to the Fantastic 7 event at Cannes, which was presented in collaboration between the Cannes Market and the Sitges International Film Festival". Opening theme by The Tomb of Nick Cage - Closing track by Sorrowseed Music of the Month! Watch her interview on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYTurQgh4vA

Northern Gateway Films (Edmonton), SEVEN24 Films (Calgary) and Sticks & Stones (Edmonton) had the most overall finalists with more than 15 nominations each. The top two individual productions with the ten nominations each, are Dark Nature from Peterson Polaris Corp & Nika Productions and Father of Nations from Thousand Year Films, both from Calgary.


Summer cover star @filmtvguy with @lifeincalgary: Alberta film takes the global stage! 🏆 The Calgary Film Commission, Edmonton Screen Industries Office and Alberta Film Commission won the 2023 Outstanding Film Commission award from Location Managers Guild Guild for their support of The Last of Us production. More on Calgary film & TV🎥 https://bit.ly/3qMpHdO #yycFilm.


 


The Alberta Film & Television Awards, aka The Rosies, is the oldest live film and 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 they must have been a resident of Alberta for the 2022 calendar year. “I am delighted with the outstanding response to our call for nominations.” says Chris Duncan, AMPIA board member and Chair of the Rosie Awards. “Alberta is home to extraordinarily talented crews who have been nominated for more than 50 Academy Awards and received 22 Emmy Award wins… more than any other jurisdiction in Canada. It’s unquestionable that our province will continue to see unprecedented growth in the media and film industry”.



Introducing Rose Mueller, AMPIA's New Operations & Communications Coordinator! 🎬


Join us in warmly welcoming Rose Mueller, a talented professional with a wealth of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, and business! As a proud member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations, Rose brings a background working with Indigenous communities, institutions, government agencies, and professional organizations. To connect with Rose, please feel free to email her at rmueller@ampia.org.


Welcome aboard, Rose and congratulations on joining the AMPIA team! 🎬



Edmonton Screen Office July: Alberta was thrilled that #TheLastOfUs has received 24 #Emmy nominations! 🏆🎉


This incredible production has shown our film-friendly province to the world, and we couldn't be more proud of all the cast/crew that made this happen.


Check out the complete list of nominations: https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/2023-emmy-nominations-list-1235666521/



 "Find out more about how you can get involved in AMPIA. Call Bill Evans, AMPIA's Executive Director, and tell him “Fred told me to call”. If you don’t have enough of a track record to become a member, at least get on the volunteer call list and make yourself available to meet some of these people. Get OUT there so you can get IN there. Staying in the game is half the battle. Social media didn’t even exist when I was first trying to network. That central switchboard of opportunities you have today would’ve been a godsend when I was just getting started in the business," shared Fred.


FLASH Back to 2020: We were truly surprised and honored by the occasion. Fred Keating couldn't believe it. We bumped into him right after it. And he was still in shock a little bit and couldn't believe they did that for him. They didn't tell Fred and I thought well isn't that fun, that really showed Alberta how much you guys care and it was most beautiful Bill.



Calgary rises to eighth best city to live and work as a moviemaker in 2023 according to MovieMaker Magazine. Read more about Calgary as an award-winning #FilmandTV jurisdiction. 🎥 #NewEconomy #CreativeIndustries #TeamCalgary


Luke Azevedo graced our print cover, by I'm Here With Magazine shot by Darren Ballingall


Read his May-August interview on, https://www.imherewithmag.com/


 

The complete list of nominees for the 2022 Alberta Film & Television Awards can be found here. Tickets are now available for purchase through the AMPIA website: https://ampia.org/rosie-awards-2023-tickets/ Ticket prices: Afternoon: $85 non-member/$65 member Evening: $165 non-member/$125 member





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