There were 55 categories for the awards this year, including 21 class awards honouring Alberta-based productions

By Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald
Alana Hawley Purvis and Chad Brownlee in Range Roads. PHOTO BY COURTESY, MIKE MCLAUGHLIN

A Calgary-shot feature film telling the true story of Marlene Truscott’s fight to exonerate her husband Steven won four Alberta Film and Television Awards on Saturday night during an online event.

The Calgary-based television series Secret History of the Wild West took three awards on Saturday. The series, which explores the historical figures of the wild west and airs on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, was up for 17 awards. It won for best unscripted series and best promotional production. Creator Julian Black Antelope took home a win for best director for an unscripted production under 30 minutes.

Tribal, an Indigenous police procedural that also airs on APTN, picked up three wins, including best scripted series or mini-series. Robb Thompson, Kent Toth and Steve Seeley won for best animator/motion graphic artists for their work on the opening title sequence of the series, while Calgary actor Stafford Perry took home the win for best performance by an Alberta actor.

Presented by the Alberta Media Production Industries Association, there were 55 categories for the awards this year, including 21 class awards honouring Alberta-based productions and 34 craft categories for film workers who reside in Alberta.

For a complete list of winners go to ampia.org.