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The Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award application

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 19, 2024 at noon (local).

The Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award recognizes the impressive potential of an up-and-coming producer, and includes a $10,000 prize.

Five nominees will be selected in each category by juries consisting of five industry leaders, and chaired by the previous year’s Indiescreen Award winners.

The awards jury spends a significant amount of time reviewing answers to the questions posed in the application form and deliberating based on them. It is recommend that applicants take care and provide detailed, thoughtful responses. Your effort in writing up your answers can influence the jury’s evaluation of your submission.

Nominated producers are encouraged to attend the awards, in-person in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Thursday, September 12, 2024. The CMPA will provide out-of-province nominees with a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony in Halifax.

Please note, if applying as a producing team, only one travel stipend will be allotted per nominee.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicant(s) must apply with one “qualifying film.” A qualifying film must:
    • Be a CAVCO-certified Canadian film (in the case of co-productions, the film must be a majority Canadian production);
    • Have premiered or be slated to premiere theatrically, at a film festival or on an online streaming service in the 2024 calendar year; and
    • Have a runtime of at least 80 minutes.
  • The qualifying film cannot be submitted more than once, meaning:
    • It cannot be submitted in both the established and emerging categories.
    • It cannot be resubmitted if it was submitted for last year’s Indiescreen Awards.
  • The applicant producer(s) must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award winners may apply again after three years.

  • The Emerging Producer Award, renamed the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award, was added to the CMPA awards program in 2016 to highlight the extraordinary talents of an up-and-coming producer with bright career prospects.
    • Producers wishing to apply for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award must have produced three feature films or fewer over the course of their career. This includes their qualifying film.

  • Applicants are not required to be CMPA members.

Materials needed:

  • Headshot(s) of producer (or producing team)
  • Screener link for qualifying film (with screener password, if applicable)
  • Publicity still(s) for qualifying film

Please ensure headshot(s) and publicity still(s) are high-quality images, suitable for printing.