Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story scored a hat trick at the Alberta Film Awards this weekend.
The biopic about the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, which aired on CBC Television in 2005, won the "Rosies" for best drama, best director and best cinematographer.
Alberta Filmworks shot the movie in Edmonton, where the Great One played for almost a decade, though Walter lived most of his adult life in Brantford, Ont.
Alberta, with its rich system of grants for production and its wide range of scenery, has attracted many film productions, including Brokeback Mountain and the recent Robin Williams film R.V.
There were 640 entries for the 2006 Alberta Film and Television Awards, a record number that reflects a higher level of interest in making films in the province.
Calgary filmmaker Jonathan Joffe's 10-minute film Cost of Living, which asks how much people would be willing to pay to live forever, won Rosies for best drama, best director and best screenwriter in the short film category.
Its star Andrew Krivanek won best performance by an Alberta actor. The X-Files' cigarette-smoking man William B. Davis also starred. The film has been shown in festivals in Calgary, Cleveland, Vancouver, Hollywood and Chicago.
The Corb Lund Band's The Truck Got Stuck took home the Rosie for best music video.
In the best TV host category Sandi Richard of Fixing Dinner, aired on the Food Network, and Dave Kelly of The Big Breakfast, aired on A-channel, were winners. Both shows are made in Calgary.
The Rosies honour feature films, television shows and documentaries made in Alberta. There are 24 awards and 30 craft categories. They were presented at a gala Saturday in Edmonton hosted by the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association.