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CMPA expands eligibility for Indiescreen Awards

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is expanding eligibility for its Indiescreen Awards nationally.

The CMPA has called for applications for the annual awards, recognizing both established and emerging Canadian feature film producers, announcing that in addition to those with films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), applications are now also being accepted from producers screening at the Calgary International Film Festival, FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, and the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).
“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 Indiescreen Awards recognize producers who demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. Nominees in the Established Producer Awards category, which comes with a $10,000 prize, are selected based upon their body of work developed over the course of their careers. Nominees for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award (accompanied by a $5,0000 honorarium) are chosen for demonstrating impressive potential early in their careers.

The awards ceremony will take place in Toronto during TIFF on Sept. 5. More information on the application process can be found here.

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