PT committee pick july 2016

AMAAS Board members Sylvia Douglas and Bobbie Todd bookend Kristen Hutchinson

Announcing …

We are pleased to announce that Edmontonian Dr. Kristen Hutchinson will be Prairie Tales research/writer over the summer. Kristen is a published writer and adept researcher and will be working with FAVA and AMAAS to capture the 17 year history. She will be reaching out to our community of filmmakers and presenters around the Province. Watch for more details soon!


And, PT 17 is available for bookings.

Prairie Tales on hiatus

At the direction of the Board, AMAAS will be putting 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 want to explore how our programming can best serve our members and the media art community. We love Prairie Tales, but are working to ensure that it and other programs are presented in ways that make efficient organizational sense and have the greatest impact on the media arts and cultural scene in Alberta.
We will share the results of our strategic work later this year which will include extensive outreach and feedback. In the meantime, if you have suggestions or want to tell us what you love best, or what could use improvement, please share your thoughts at this survey link.

Prairie Tales is an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Albertan artists.

Now in its 17th year, Prairie Tales has offered a selection of some of the year’s best short films and videos made by Albertan media artists in a feature-length compilation. This anthology showcasing work from the shining lights of the Alberta media arts scene is distributed and screened across Alberta (and beyond) until the end of August the following year.

Prairie Tales 17 premiered on June 11, 2015 and is available until August 31, 2016.

For a list of this year’s films, please click here.

FAQ about Prairie Tales can be found here.

A list of previous years’ Prairie Tales can be found here.

Prairie Tales is produced by Metro Cinema and AMAAS and with funding assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For even more information or to schedule a Prairie Tales screening in your community, please contact

Prairie Tales is available for screening for $150.00 (outside of Alberta Culture Days when it’s free). Please contact for more info. To make payment via paypal


Thank you.