3rd Annual NWT Film & Media Awards

The Northwest Territories Professional Media Association (NWTPMA) is excited to announce that the NWTPMA Awards have returned for a third year!

The 3rd Annual NWT Film & Media Awards!

These awards recognize excellence in NWT Film and Media. Nine awards will be presented on Saturday, November 14, 2020 during the NWT Film Commission Gala night at the 2020 Yellowknife International Film Festival:

    • Best Narrative Short
    • Best Documentary Short
    • Best Commercial Piece
    • Best Published Photo of the Year
    • Best Published Word
    • Best Piece – Radio/Podcast
    • Best Piece – VR/360/Interactive
    • Industry Impact Award

Entry Fee: $10 for NWTPMA members, $25 for non-members (per entry)

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Deadline for Submissions: October 24, 2020

Categories

Best Narrative Short:

This category will recognize the best fictional or fictionalized narrative film.  Elements that will be factored into judging will be: script, lighting, cinematography, editing, sound, and score.  Entries must be under 45 minutes in length. Short film must have premiered after November 1, 2019.

Best Documentary Short:

This category will be awarded to the best non-fiction piece.  Elements that will be factored into judging will be: lighting, cinematography, editing, sound, score, and the representation of the subject matter.  Entries must be under 45 minutes in length. Documentary must have premiered after November 1, 2019.

Best Commercial Piece

This category will be awarded to a video/film project dedicated towards advertising and promotion for any business, Government department or agency; including commercials, promotional videos, and videos to complement a social media campaign, among others.  Elements that will be factored into judging will be: ability to represent and promote the client’s interest using the elements of lighting, cinematography, editing, and sound for effect. Project must have been released after November 1, 2019.

Best Published Photo of the Year

This category will be awarded to a photography project dedicated towards the professional arts, advertising, promotion, including printed advertisements, public service announcements, and photos to complement a social media campaign, among others. Elements that will be factored into judging will be: ability to represent and promote the published series theme/the client’s interest, using the elements of composition, content/originality, technical quality, and visual impact. Photos must have been published since November 1, 2019, in either a gallery exhibition, magazine/journal, newspaper, online news source, professional website.

Best Piece – Radio/Podcast

This category will be awarded to a radio/podcast project dedicated towards storytelling, news reporting, professional arts or special interests.  Elements that will be factored into judging will be: writing, content research, voice over, sound design, editing, and engagement. Radio/Podcast project must have been released after November 1, 2019.

Best Published Word

This category will be awarded to a written project of non-fiction, including published editorials, journals, and news reporting.  Elements that will be factored into judging will be: quality of writing, originality and concision, clearness of style, editing, moral purpose, and the potential power to influence what the writer conceives to be the right direction, using any available journalistic tool. Works must have been published since November 1, 2019.

Best VR/360/Interactive Piece

This category will be awarded to a VR/360/Interactive piece dedicated to the professional arts, advertising, promotion, including printed advertisements, public service announcements, among others. Elements that will be factored into judging will be: ability to provide an experience for the user, planning put into the experience, quality, sound design, score, lighting, cinematography, editing, and overall use of technology.  Project must have been released after November 1, 2019.

Industry Impact Award

A special award for an individual for their contribution to the media industry in the Northwest Territories. Nominations submitted by letter of reference.

Prizes

In addition to the recognition of the awards, each category will be awarded a custom-made plaque. If you would like to sponsor a specific award, please contact NWTPMA to discuss.  Additional prizes for categories will be announced during the awards presentation.

Eligibility

  • Entries must be original pieces released/premiered between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2020.
  • A minimum of 50% of the production team must be residents of the NWT.