Posted on July 22, 2019

Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association announced Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) as a qualifying festival for nominations at its annual Indiescreen Awards. The 2019 Awards will take place in Toronto at TIFF on September 5, 2019, and include the following awards:  

Established Producer Award, $10,000 cash prize 
Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award, $5,000
 cash prize

"CIFF is honoured to be a part of the expansion of CMPA's Indiescreen Awards," said Artistic Director Brian Owens. "We believe that it's in recognition of the festival's growth and its role in supporting Canadian film and filmmakers. We look forward to nominating the producers who screen with us and playing a part in their growth in the industry."


Films screened at CIFF 2018 as well as programmed films from CIFF 2019 will be eligible for nominations. Past recipients include CIFF selections, TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR (2016)REMEMBER (2015), and MOMMY (2014). For more information, explore CMPA's release below:

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From CMPA.ca: CMPA expands Indiescreen Awards nationally

TORONTO, July 22, 2019
—The Canadian Media Producers Association today called for applications for its annual Indiescreen Awards, which recognize the best and brightest among Canada’s feature film producers. The CMPA also announced it is expanding eligibility for the awards. In addition to the Toronto International Film Festival, which has been a strong supporter of the awards for many years, applications are also welcome from producers with films screening at the Calgary International Film Festival, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

“The Indiescreen Awards are an opportunity to bring attention to the incredible work being done by Canada’s independent feature film producers, who bring distinct Canadian stories to life on screen,” said CMPA President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “We are excited to expand the awards to include festivals from across the country, and to open eligibility to a greater number of producers and perspectives.”

Established in 2006, the CMPA Indiescreen Awards recognize producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. Nominees in the Established Producer category are selected based upon their body of work developed over the course of their careers. Nominees for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award are chosen for demonstrating impressive potential early in their careers.

The winner of the Established Producer Award will receive $10,000 and the winner of the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award will receive $5,000. The Awards will be handed out at a ceremony at TIFF in Toronto on September 5, 2019.

More information about the awards and the application process can be found here.

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