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This annual prize honours outstanding independent Canadian film producers.

Established in 2006, the CMPA Indiescreen Awards recognize producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment to 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 Damon D’Oliveira (2022, Brother), Anand Ramayya (2021, Donkeyhead), Jennifer Holness (2020, Stateless), 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 up-and-coming producers 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.

In 2022, the prizes of both the Established Producer Award and the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award were doubled.

Latest awards news

Nancy Grant named 2023 CMPA Indiescreen Award winner

SEP 7, 2023

TORONTO, September 7, 2023 —The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today announced Nancy Grant and Anam Abbas as the recipients of its annual Indiescreen Awards, which celebrates the best and brightest…

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CMPA announces 2023 Indiescreen Awards nominees

AUG 21, 2023

TORONTO, August 21, 2023 — Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association unveiled the nominees for its annual Indiescreen Awards. The awards recognize excellence among Canada’s independent feature film producers, honoring producers…

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2022 CMPA Indiescreen Awards – Gallery

DEC 2, 2022

Check out photos from the Indiescreen Awards ceremony at the Whistler Film Festival in 2022.

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2023 Indiescreen Awards





Any independent producer with a feature-length Canadian film released or slated to premiere in the 2023 calendar year is eligible to apply for an Indiescreen Award.

No, it is only required that the applicant be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Previous winners of the 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 the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award), chaired by the previous year’s Indiescreen Award winners.

The winners will be announced at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in an awards ceremony on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 4:00–6:00 pm ET. This year’s festival runs September 7–17, 2023.