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28th August 2014

Mark Meer Announced As Host For Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) is pleased to announce celebrated videogame actor Mark Meer as the new host for the 5th annual ceremony, taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto.  Mark Meer is a Canadian actor that has appeared in several world-class videogames, including the Mass Effect franchise, the Dragon Age franchise and the highly anticipated 2014 release, The Long Dark. Mr. Meer is also the co-creator, writer and star of Super Channel’s Tiny Plastic Men, and a founder of the comedy/improv troupe, Gordon’s Big Bald Head. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Casual Connect USA Announces Indie Prize Showcase Winners

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association, the host of Casual Connect USA, declared 13 winners of the Indie Prize Showcase during a special awards ceremony. This showcase was sponsored by Facebook, Everyplay, Unity, and SKYmobi, with award prizes donated by Unity, App Promo, Photon Realtime, deltaDNA, 5th Planet Games, Intel, polljoy, Splitforce, Plantronics, Marmalade and Everyplay. The Indie Prize Scholarship provides the opportunity for qualified indie development teams to showcase their games at Casual Connect, a conference for professional developers and publishers in the video game industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th July 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Nominations Now Open For Games Developed In 2014

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for games developed in 2014 for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs), taking place November 21st at The Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. With the move to an autumn format, this year’s show will present awards from 2013 and a portion of 2014. As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada.  Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

Vancouver Animation School Nominated For Ernest C. Manning Award For Innovation

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School, a Vancouver-based worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, has been named as a finalist for the Ernest C. Manning Award for innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2014

International Films Garner Majority of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Honors

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 is pleased to announce the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. More than 100 pieces will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 10-14 August. The 2014 nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from more than 450 submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th June 2014

Telefilm Canada Invites Producers To Submit Feature Films To Pan-Canadian Oscar Selection Committee

Telefilm Canada Telefilm Canada invites producers to submit their feature films to the pan-Canadian Oscar selection committee for a chance to represent Canada for consideration as a possible nominee in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards. In order to be considered, films must have been released commercially in theatres for at least seven consecutive days between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 in 35 mm, 70 mm or Digital Cinema Package (DCP)1 format. Complete eligibility requirements can be found on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science website. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2014

Interbrand Canada Releases 2014 Best Canadian Brands Report

mini-orbyInterbrand Canada has released its fifth biennial 2014 Best Canadian Brands report, which examines and ranks Canada’s top 25 brands by brand value. The total value of the 25 Best Canadian Brands is C$72.8 billion – a four per cent increase over the total value of the 2012 ranking. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th May 2014

True Heroines Web Series Receives 4 Leo Nominations

movie orbyThe True Heroines web series has been nominated for 4 Leo Awards (May 31st, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver). Nominations are for Best Web Series and Best Performance by a Female in a Web Series for leading ladies/creators Paula Giroday, Jovanna Huguet and Fiona Vroom. The True Heroines are living up to their name, onscreen and off. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th May 2014

Mackenzie Gray’s Under The Bridge Of Fear Receives 8 Leo Nominations

movie orbyWell-known Vancouver actor, director, writer and musician Mackenzie Gray is making a splash – yet again – at BC’s prestigious Leo Awards. His Film Noir short Under The Bridge Of Fear was originally created for the 2013 Crazy 8’s filmmaking challenge and has since screened at the Cannes Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival and has been purchased for broadcast this summer by the CBC. Under The Bridge Of Fear’s most recent achievement has been garnering no less than 8 Leo Nominations. They are: Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2014

Alan Thicke To Receive Canadian Award Of Distinction At Banff Media Festival 2014

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year’s prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. Thicke will be honoured at the four day festival which takes place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from June 8-11th.  Presented to a Canadian whose body of work illustrates outstanding achievement, the Canadian Award of Distinction will celebrate the new industry standards set by Thicke’s tremendous professional achievements. Read the rest of this entry »

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