This annual prize honours outstanding independent Canadian film producers. This year, the awards are taking place at the Whistler Film Festival on December 2, 2022.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 CMPA INDIESCREEN AWARDS WINNERS!
Damon D’Oliveira takes home the Established Producer Award
Sara Blake, Magali Gillon-Krizaj, Tyler Hagan named recipients of the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award
“The Indiescreen Awards are an opportunity to reflect on the remarkable talent, creativity, and spirit found in our domestic production sector and to celebrate the hardworking producers who bring Canadian stories to the screen,” said the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “Congratulations to the winners, who continue to exemplify the excellence of Canada’s feature film producers.”
Nominees in both categories were selected among the applicants by two national juries, each consisting of five industry leaders, and chaired by the previous year’s Indiescreen Award winners.
The CMPA thanks the 2022 jury members for their time and commitment.
Established Producer Award Jury:
- Anand Ramayya – (Jury Chair and 2021 Established Producer Award winner)
- Andrew Murphy
- Tina Keeper
- Michael Fukushima
- Tara Woodbury
Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award Jury:
- Kate Kroll & Rylan Friday – (Jury Chairs and 2021 Established Producer Award winners)
- Sharon McGowan
- Eric Bizzarri
- Kelly McCormack
- Baljit Sangray
The 17th annual Indiescreen Awards took place at the Whistler Film Festival at a ceremony on December 2, 2022. For over 16 years, the Indiescreen Awards has recognized producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. This year, two Indiescreen Awards were presented and prize amounts were were doubled:
– The Established Producer Award ($20,000), recognizing a producer’s filmmaking accomplishments over the course of their career to date
– The Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award ($10,000), established in 2016, celebrating an up-and-coming “one-to-watch” in feature film production
2022 Indiescreen Awards photos
Damon D’Oliveira takes home CMPA Indiescreen Award
CMPA announces Indiescreen Awards nominees
Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award nominees
Martin Edralin & Priscilla Galvez
Circus Zero Films, Silent Tower
Kate Kroll, Rylan Friday & Trevor Mack
Portraits From a Fire Productions Inc.
Portraits From a Fire
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 Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss (2018, Falls Around Her), 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 that premiered or are slated to premiere theatrically, at a film festival or on an online streaming service that year.
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Any independent producer with a feature-length Canadian film released or slated to premiere in the 2022 calendar year is eligible to apply for an Indiescreen Award.
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. Kevin Tierney 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 winners will be announced at the Whistler Film Festival, in an awards ceremony on Friday December 2, 2022. This year’s festival runs November 30 to December 4, 2022.
Anand Ramayya (Established), Kate Kroll, Rylan Friday & Trevor Mack (Emerging)
Jennifer Holness (Established) and Dominique Dussault (Emerging)
Fraser Ash and Kevin Krikst (Emerging), Félize Frappier (Established)
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)