Indiescreen Awards

This annual prize honours outstanding independent Canadian film producers. This year, the awards at taking place at Prime Time Online!

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Indiescreen Awards nominees announced!

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Indiescreen Awards nominees

The 16th annual  Indiescreen Awards will be taking place at Prime Time 2022, the virtual edition of the CMPA’s annual conference. For over 15 years, the Indiescreen Awards have recognized producers whose vision and entrepreneurship demonstrate a commitment and passion for producing Canadian feature films. This year, we will be presenting two awards:

– The Established Producer Award ($10,000), recognizing a producer’s filmmaking accomplishments over the course of their career to date
– The Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award ($5,000), established in 2016, celebrating an up-and-coming “one-to-watch” in feature film production

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Established Producer Award

Paul Barkin

Production company:
Alcina Pictures


Qualifying film:
Night Raiders


Jason Brennan

Production company:
Nish Media


Qualifying film:



Terry Greenlaw

Production company:
Picture Plant Limited


Qualifying film:
Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor



Anand Ramayya

Production company:
Karma Film Inc.


Qualifying film:



Julia Rosenberg

Production company:
January Films Ltd.


Qualifying film:



Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award nominees

Martin Edralin & Priscilla Galvez

Production company:
Circus Zero Films, Silent Tower


Qualifying film:


Kate Kroll, Rylan Friday & Trevor Mack

Production company:
Portraits From a Fire Productions Inc.


Qualifying film:
Portraits From a Fire



Alona Metzer

Production company:
Leilani Films


Qualifying film:
Learn to Swim



Shasha Nakhai

Production company:
Compy Films


Qualifying film:



Rhayne Vermette

Production company:
Exovedate Productions


Qualifying film:
Ste. Anne



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.



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Who is eligible to apply?

Any independent producer with a feature-length Canadian film released in the 2020 calendar year is eligible to apply for an Indiescreen Award.

Do I have to be a CMPA member to win an Indiescreen Award?

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

I am a previous Indiescreen Award winner, am I eligible to apply again?

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.

Who chooses the winners?

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.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced at the next edition of the CMPA’s annual conference, Prime Time Online, taking place from January 28 to February 10, 2021.

Past winners

2017 CMPA Indiescreen Awards

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