Prairie Tales was an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Albertan artists.
For 17 years, Prairie Tales offered a selection of short films and videos made by Alberta media artists in a feature-length compilation.This anthology showcased work from the shining lights of the Alberta media arts scene and screened across Alberta.
Prairie Tales Rewind Part One – Years 1-10
To commemorate and memorialize the history of Prairie Tales, AMAAS commissioned Producer/Editor Joel Higham from Edmonton to produce two shorts to blast 17 years into 6 minutes of footage. Soundtrack courtesy of The Wet Secrets.
Prairie Tales Rewind Part Two – Years 11-17
To commemorate and memorialize the history of Prairie Tales, AMAAS commissioned Producer/Editor Joel Higham from Edmonton to produce two shorts to blast 17 years into 6 minutes of footage. Soundtrack courtesy of Huevos Rancheros.
Prairie Tales going forward
At the direction of the board, AMAAS put Prairie Tales on hiatus for 2016 to refocus our programming goals as part of our ongoing strategic planning. As a Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) we have limited resources and need to explore how our programming can best serve our members and the media art community.
AMAAS will continue to support programming of films by Alberta filmmakers although not though the Prairie Tales legacy. AMAAS is working to ensure that our programming is presented in ways that make efficient organizational sense and have the greatest impact on the media arts and cultural scene in Alberta.
By Dr. Kristen Hutchinson
Populated with interviews from Alberta’s media arts communities, Prairie Tales: A History tells the seventeen-year story of sharing short films and videos made by Albertan artists.