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29th January 2013

Recipients of the Interactive Fund and Digital Media Development Envelope Announced

BC Film And MediaBC Film + Media has announced the recipients of the 2013 Interactive Fund and Digital Media Development Envelope.  The Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between BC Film + Media and the BC Arts Council. The program is intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $50,000. This year’s successful applicants are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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29th January 2013

Juno TV Arrives

Today marks the launch of the long-anticipated Juno TV, featuring online exclusive programming. Introduced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), the online channel will showcase Canada’s vibrant music scene 365 days a year. Juno TV was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2013

VFS Student Game Pulse Among 2013 IGF Student Showcase Winners

mini-orbyThe Independent Games Festival has announced the eight Student Showcase winners for the fifteenth annual presentation of its prestigious awards, celebrating the brightest and most innovative creations to come out of universities and games programs from around the world in the past year. This year’s showcase of top student talent include the first-person meta-videogame ATUM, from the Netherlands’ NHTV IGAD, the similarly meta-game-ified pen & paper RPG Knights of Pen & Paper, from Brazil’s Instituto de Ensino Superior de Brasilia & Universidade de Brasilia, and the  Jet Set Radio-esque Zineth, a game which “celebrates speed, movement & Twitter”, from students of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd January 2013

Reminder: Nominations For The Canadian Videogame Awards Closes on February 1

Canadian Video Game AwardsIt’s great to see all of the nominations already listed on the Canadian Videogame Awards site, but I know there are more of you out there, and you have only ten days remaining to get your nominations in for the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20th, 2013. This year’s show, sponsored by Future Shop, will once again celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian videogame industry. Developers, publishers and industry leaders from across Canada will gather in beautiful Vancouver to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2012.    Read the rest of this entry »

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14th January 2013

Bell Media Partners With Academy Of Canadian Cinema And Television For 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

ACCTbell mediaBell Media announced today its designation as an official lead partner of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television‘s inaugural Canadian Screen Awards. Canadian Screen Week, the annual celebration of excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions, begins in Toronto on February 27 and culminates in a televised award broadcast on March 3, 2013. Nominations will be announced tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th December 2012

13th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Open For Nominations

The Game Developers Conference has opened nominations for the 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards through January 4, 2013. Produced by GDC parent company the UBM Tech Game Network, the Choice Awards are the most prestigious honors in the world of video game development. The Game Developers Choice Awards recognize the artistry and technical genius of leading industry professionals across multiple game development disciplines. The 13th Annual Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of March 27th, during GDC 2013 in San Francisco. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th December 2012

Independent Games Festival And Valve Strike Distribution Agreement For 2013 Awards

Independent Games FestivalThe organizers of the Independent Games Festival, the leading showcase for independent video games worldwide, have announced a new agreement with Valve for IGF 2013. All IGF Main Competition finalists for this year’s event will receive distribution agreements for Steam, a leading platform for distribution in today’s burgeoning independent gaming market. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2012

Nominations Open For 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20th, 2013. This year’s show, sponsored by Future Shop, will once again celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian videogame industry. Developers, publishers and industry leaders from across Canada will gather in beautiful Vancouver to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2012.      Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2012

Toon Boom Pipeline Wins Ub Iwerks Award At 40th Annie Awards

Toon BoomToon Boom Animation Inc., a 2012 and 2005 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award recipient, announced today that The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, will grant the Toon Boom Pipeline the Ub Iwerks Award at the upcoming 40th Annual Annie Awards™. As part of the juried awards category, the Ub Iwerks Award recognizes the technical advancements that make a significant impact on the art or industry of animation. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2012

Vancouver Animation School Receives Two Canadian Business Award Nominations

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School a relatively new educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, film and game industries, has received confirmation that the school has been for awards in the Best Concept and Best Community Impact categories of the 10th Annual Successful You Awards presented by Small Business British Columbia and the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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