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11th June 2015

ESAC Student Videogame Competition Winners Announced

ESACA team from the Vancouver Film School (VFS) has taken first place in the Entertainment Software Association of Canada’s (ESAC) first annual Student Video Game Competition. The VFS team, comprised of Melvin Kwan, Justin Ostensen, Charles Park and Brian Yich, has emerged as the victor in a strong pool of competitors representing schools from across Canada and all genres of video games. Their game, Zeta Busters, a strategy RPG, will be shown at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles from June 16-18, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th June 2015

User Experience Studio Founders Receive W100 Award

mini-orbyThe three founding partners of Usability Matters Inc. have been the only User Experience Studio in Canada to be recognized by the 17th Annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. Sarah English, Terry Costantino, and Shannah Segal, the co-founders of user experience design firm Usability Matters, have been recognized in the 17th Annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. Usability Matters is the only user experience design firm recognized on the list.   Read the rest of this entry »

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29th May 2015

Get Ready For BANFF’s 2015 Rockie Awards

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce the two upcoming annual 2015 Rockie Awards Nominees ceremonies. The Rockies Program Competition, which features 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids and digital, will be hosted by celebrated Canadian-American actor Jason Priestley, on June 8th at 12:00pm. The Rockies Gala, which celebrates BANFF’s special achievement awards, will take place on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00pm.  Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2015

Dana Brunetti Gets Inaugurated At BANFF

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival has announced that Dana Brunetti, President of Trigger Street Productions, will sit down for a Feature Interview at BANFF 2015.  Attendees will hear directly from the Producer of some of today’s biggest and best known award-winning content including the acclaimed Netflix Original Series House of Cards, and the feature films 50 Shades of Grey, Captain Philips and The Social Network. This Feature Interview is a great opportunity to hear Brunetti discuss how audiences have evolved in the way they look to consume content and what the future holds for distribution. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th May 2015

BANFF 2015’s Schedule Has Launched

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is pleased to announce that BANFF’s schedule for 2015 has now launched. This year’s BANFF will offer delegates an in-depth look into the ever-changing world of screen-based content and will offer: Read the rest of this entry »

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6th May 2015

NEXTBC Awards Finalists Revealed

DigiBCIn a little more than two weeks, the 2nd annual NEXTBC Showcase & Awards Gala will take place at Telus World of Science in Vancouver. Today DigiBC is proud to unveil the top 25 finalists who will be presenting their company’s innovation this May 21st at NEXTBC 2015. These companies are nominated for awards in their respective categories, as well as the night’s top prize, Most Innovative Company of the Year. The 25 finalist companies headed off to NEXTBC 2015 are: Read the rest of this entry »

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29th April 2015

BC Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Creative Industry Week

bc createsThis week British Columbia is celebrating the multiple sectors that make up B.C.’s vibrant and flourishing creative industry, which develops international markets, produces highly skilled and valued jobs, and attracts some of the country’s most talented workforce. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th April 2015

Banff Media Festival Announces The 2015 Rockie Award Nominees

Banff World Media FestivalThe Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital. Nominees come from many nations around the world, and they are chosen by over 350 international entertainment and media industry professionals. Visit the Rockie Awards page to view clips and learn more about the nominees: Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2015

ACISE-LA Golden Maple Awards Open For Nominations

acise-laACISE-LA (Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment- Los Angeles) is proud to announce the first annual Golden Maple Award’s timetable. The Golden Maple Awards were created by ACISE-LA to promote and honour Canadian TV talent and athletes in the United States and will be timely done for to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy nomination campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2015

Creative BC And BC Arts Council Announce 2015 Interactive And Arts Innovation Fund Recipients

creativebcCreative BC and the BC Arts Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2014-2015 Interactive and Arts Innovation Funds. The Interactive Fund is a partnership between the two organizations, and helps to support the productions of high quality, original interactive digital media content and software applications. This year a record number of 114 applications were submitted, and the Interactive Fund is able to support the following nine organizations: Read the rest of this entry »

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