Documentarian Tom Radford to get Alberta screen industry award

The Edmonton-based filmmaker is to receive the Alberta Media Production Industries Association's David Billington Award in late October.
August 31, 2012

Alberta docmaker Tom Radford will be honored for his career accomplishments and support of the screen industry during a special Alberta Media Production Industries Association event in late October.

“Tom Radford’s impact on Alberta’s media production industry is immense,” says Bill Evans, the association’s executive director, in a story posted on the association’s site Thursday.

In addition to having written, produced and directed films and TV programs for over 40 years – including such titles as Worlds Collide, and, with co-director Niobe Thompson, Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands and Code Breakers – Radford has sat on the Board of the Banff Television Festival and was a founder of the National Screen Institute.

He’s also a founding partner in Film Frontiers, Filmwest Associates, Great North Productions, and Clearwater Media. As an executive producer, Radford founded the NFB’s Northwest Studio in Edmonton.

He’s received 10 major national or international awards for his work, including two Geminis, as well as eight best director awards at the Alberta Film and Television Awards.

The 2012 David Billington Award Luncheon will be held on October 27, 2012, at Edmonton’s The Matrix Hotel.

(From Playback Daily)


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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.