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CMPA announces Indiescreen Awards nominees


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TORONTO, January 12, 2022 — Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association unveiled the nominees for its 16th annual Indiescreen Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in Canadian independent feature film production, recognizing individuals with a demonstrated passion for producing, who have made significant contributions to the domestic industry. The winners will be announced at a live virtual event on February 11, presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada, as part of the CMPA’s Prime Time 2022 conference.

“Despite the many challenges caused by the pandemic, Canada’s production sector has persevered, with independent producers creatively adjusting to new realities,” said the CMPA’s President and CEO, Reynolds Mastin. “This year’s talented nominees have exhibited agility and resiliency pushing ahead with their devotion to filmmaking and bringing innovative ideas to the screen to inspire us all.”

The Indiescreen Awards nominees are:

Established Producer Award nominees

  • Paul Barkin (Alcina Pictures) – Night Raiders
  • Jason Brennan (Nish Media) – L’Inhumain
  • Terry Greenlaw (Picture Plant Limited) – Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor
  • Anand Ramayya (Karma Film Inc.) – Donkeyhead
  • Julia Rosenberg (January Films Ltd.) – Charlotte

Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award nominees

  • Martin Edralin (Circus Zero Films) & Priscilla Galvez (Silent Tower) – Islands
  • Kate Kroll, Rylan Friday & Trevor Mack (Portraits From a Fire Productions Inc.) – Portraits From a Fire
  • Alona Metzer (Leilani Films) – Learn to Swim
  • Shasha Nakhai (Compy Films) – Scarborough
  • Rhayne Vermette (Exovedate Productions) – Ste. Anne

The winner of the Indiescreen Established Producer Award will receive a prize of $10,000, in recognition of their significant filmmaking accomplishments achieved over the course of their career, as well as a notable cultural commitment to the Canadian film production community. The winner of the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer Award will receive $5,000 to honour impressive achievement and immense potential exemplified in their early-career work.

The award nominees and winners are selected by two national juries, consisting of five industry leaders. To be eligible for the Indiescreen Awards, nominees must have acted as lead producer on a Canadian feature film that premiered in the 2021 calendar year.

The Indiescreen Awards ceremony will take place at Prime Time 2022, as part of the closing reception on February 11. The virtual awards ceremony is open to all Prime Time delegates. To register for Prime Time 2022 (for free), visit

More information about the CMPA Indiescreen Awards and the nominees can be found here.


The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production, and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema, and digital media channels. We work to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.

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