This annual prize honours outstanding Canadian producers—both emerging and established.
2019 CMPA Indiescreen Awards nominees
The 2019 Indiescreen Awards nominees have been announced! This year we will be honouring a veteran independent producer who has made significant contributions to Canada’s film production sector, and an up-and-coming producer whose early work embodies the next generation of Canadian filmmaking.
Both winners will be revealed at the CMPA Indiescreen Awards reception on September 5, as part of the opening day of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Established Producer Award
Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award
About the awards
Established in 2006, the CMPA Indiescreen Awards recognize producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. Two awards are handed out every year: the Established Producer Award and the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award.
Past recipients include Roger Frappier (2016, Two Lovers and A Bear), Robert Lantos (2015, Remember), Nancy Grant (2014, Mommy) and Kevin Tierney (2009, The Trotsky).
The Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award was added to the Indiescreen Awards program in 2016 to highlight the extraordinary talents of an up-and-coming producer with a bright career ahead.
Winners of both awards are chosen by two separate juries out of the independent Canadian films selected to screen at one of the four leading Canadian film festivals: the Calgary International Film Festival, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival.
Check out some highlights from the 2018 CMPA Indiescreen Awards:
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Independent Canadian producers are eligible to apply for an Indiescreen award once their film has been confirmed as an official selection at the 2018 or 2019 editions of Calgary International Film Festival, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival or Vancouver International Film Festival.
No, it is only required that the applicant is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Previous winners of Established Producer Award are welcome to reapply five years after their award win. Emerging Producer Award winners may apply again after three years.
Winners are chosen by two separate juries (one for the Established Producer Award and one for Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award) out of applications received.
The 2019 Indiescreen Awards will be presented on September 5, 2019 in Toronto.
TIFF pass holders are welcome to attend the event. Otherwise, attendance is by invitation only.
Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss (Established), Caitlin Grabham (Emerging)
Luc Déry and Kim McCraw (Established), Kristy Neville and Matt Code (Emerging)
Roger Frappier (Established) and Hany Ouichou (Emerging)
(Ari Lantos accepting)
(pictured with Jacob Tierney)