Red Deer Arts Council announces 2017 Emerging Artist Award winner

Filmmaker Rueben Tschetter’s commitment is recognized

Rueben Tschetter

A local filmmaker who’s exploring different facets of Central Alberta in his short docs has won the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from the Red Deer Arts Council.

Rueben Tschetter has shown outstanding commitment in telling stories from this region, said Red Deer Arts Council’s co-ordinator Diana Anderson, who feels he has “a very strong resume.”

Tschetter will received $1,000 at a presentation ceremony on May 25.

He has travelled the world since leaving his Hutterite Colony near Cluny in 2000 and is now intent on bringing more recognition to the Alberta film industry by creating a network for local talent.

Tschetter’s perspectives on culture and identity in the Red Deer region — from farming to suicide prevention efforts — have been expressed in the 25 short films and videos has has created since 2012, as director and CEO of Cache Productions. (They can be viewed at www.thecacheproject.ca). He is now finishing work on his second broadcast series with Telus Optik Local.

Tschetter was also involved with the Central Alberta Refugee Effort’s Journeys of Hope production for Alberta Culture Days in 2016.

The Red Deer Arts Council created the Emerging Artist Award from legacy funds established at a 2013 locally held Lieutenant Governor Awards Gala. The award is meant to support and encourage promising artists at the beginnings of their careers.

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