film and new media arts section of this website covers a number of
disciplines, most of which have become major arts industries in only the
last 20 years. Unlike the other art showcased here, many of these
highly technical, involving specialized knowledge in computers in addition
to the requisite artistic merit.
Film, perhaps the most dynamic of the new media arts in
the province, is a thriving industry. Alberta filmmakers have
been producing award winning pieces since the early 1900s and as such,
many funds and organizations have been set up to help encourage the
Thanks to the stunning scenery available to filmmakers
in Alberta, many television shows and films have been shot in the
province. Though the demand for Alberta talent and locations is strong
throughout Canada's television community, Alberta's own television industry is
rooted in local media outlets which work to support their own artists.
Animation, though nearly as old as television itself,
has come into its own following its success in prime time television and
major motion pictures. Though Alberta's animators work on a less grand
scale, the basic principles remain the same. As such, many artists find
industry and public acclaim for their work.
Thousands of Albertan's are now employed in the new
media arts industry, a sector which did not even exist just 20 years ago.
The arts associated with new media include computer animation, digital
film, and website design. Though a relatively new form of art,
organizations, groups, and facilities have been built to accommodate this