11th June 2008

Vancouver Firms Nominated For New Media Awards

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New Media The Canadian new media industry will gather on November 19th to honour this year’s winners in front of hundreds of their peers, showcasing previous years’ highlights, and focusing on the promising future of the Canadian new media industry.

In the meantime, the list of nominees has been announced, with some 20 digital media content creation and new media technology companies among the honourees. Among this year’s studio nominees are Vancouver’s Next Level Games, Inc. with two nominations, Goodison Design, Kinzin, Vision Critical and Taunt Media of Burnaby. Congratulations also to Masters of Digital Media Executive Director Dr. Gerri Sinclair and Producer Michael Fergusson for their respective nominations in the Educator of the Year and Producer of the Year categories.

The Awards Gala, which will be held in Toronto in conjunction with the nextMEDIA -Monetizing Digital Media conference, serves as a unique platform for peer networking and knowledge sharing. The objective of the Awards is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Canada’s new media industry while promoting national growth and maintaining international leadership.

Now in its 8th year, the Canadian New Media Awards continues to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and companies in the Canadian new media industry. Last year, over 400 industry professionals and supporters were in attendance.

EXCELLENCE IN GAMING

Mario Strikers Charged
Next Level Games Inc. – Vancouver, BC

The Urban Vermin Adventure
Decode Entertainment – Toronto, ON

MysteryAtMansfieldManor.com
SR Entertainment Inc. – Toronto, ON

EXCELLENCE IN CHILDREN’S

Flip Boom
Toon Boom Animation Inc. – Montreal, QC

TVOKids.com
TVO – Toronto, ON

Spiderman: Friend or Foe
Next Level Games Inc. – Vancouver, BC

EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING

www.arewethereyet.tv
Sinking Ship Entertainment – Toronto, ON

CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Archives Website
CBC / Radio-Canada – Toronto, ON

LE TAPIS ROUGE
Ellicom inc. – Quebec, QC

EXCELLENCE IN NEWS/INFORMATION

sedna.tv
Turbulent Média – Montreal, QC

Diamond Road Online
Kensington Communications Inc. – Toronto, ON

CBCNews.ca
CBCNews.ca – Toronto, ON

EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE, LIFESTYLE ARTS

1973: Sorry Out of Gas
Bluesponge – Montreal, QC

EMDialog
Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary – Calgary, AB

Website – The National Ballet of Canada
Momentum – Toronto, ON

EXCELLENCE IN CROSS PLATFORM

Postcards from Crystal
Lifecapture Interactive – Toronto, ON

Mobile Stories
iThentic – Toronto, ON

www.OddJobJack.com
Smiley Guy Studios – Toronto, ON

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES

protagonize
Taunt Media – Burnaby, BC

www.homelessnation.org
Homeless Street Archive – Montreal, QC

Pixton, the user-generated comic strip
Goodinson Design Inc. – Vancouver, BC

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATIONS

These Are My Kids
Kinzin – Vancouver, BC

Traveler IQ Challenge
TravelPod – Ottawa, ON

Real Champions
CloudRaker – Montreal, QC

MOST PROMISING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

b5 Media – Toronto, ON

Filemobile – Toronto, ON

Viigo – Toronto, ON

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Gerri Sinclair
Great Northern Way Campus – Vancouver, BC

Dan Zen
Sheridan Institute – Oakville, ON

Daniel Ouellette
Loyalist College – Belleville, ON

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Michael Fergusson – Vancouver, BC

Mark Bishop – Toronto, ON

Diana Arruda – Toronto, ON

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Vincent Morisset – Montreal, QC

Daniel Riley – Toronto, ON

Myron Campbell – Winnipeg, MB

PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR

Corwin Derkatch – Regina, SK

Evert Pot – Toronto, ON

Ryan Andal – Toronto, ON

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Big Blue Bubble – London, ON

marblemedia – Toronto, ON

Moment Factory – Montreal, Quebec

Vision Critical – Vancouver, BC

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