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15th October 2013

Whistler Film Festival’s Coveted Borsos Competition Celebrates 10th Anniversary

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is pleased to announce the six films that will compete in the 10th annual Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film for a cash prize of $15,000, the second largest cash prize for a Canadian film in the country. Launched in 2004 in honor of legendary Canadian filmmaker Phillip Borsos, the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature Film, celebrates independent vision, original directorial style and the diversity of talent found in Canadian film. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

2014 Rockies Now Open For Submissions

Banff World Media FestivalCelebrating the best of the best of the world’s entertainment content, the Rockies is an internationally acclaimed program competition hosted by the Banff World Media Festival that attracts over one thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually. Each year at the Rockie Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival honours the immeasurable contribution of some of the biggest names on screen and behind the camera in the industry. The 2014 Banff World Media Festival will be held at the Fairmont Springs Hotel & Convention Centre in Banff June 8 through 11th 2014. Final nominees will be announced in May, 2014. Please see below for categories and rule information. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th September 2013

Writers’ Trust Announces First Fiction-Prize Shortlists Of The Season

writers trustThe Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed the finalists for two fiction prizes. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books. The five finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection, were announced by Jan Innes, vice president, government relations, Rogers Communications, along with writer and prize juror Alison Pick; the three finalists for the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize, recognizing new and developing writers for the best short story first published in a Canadian literary journal during the previous year, were announced by juror and past prize winner Miranda Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Spin Master Innovation Fund Recipients Announced

spin masterToday the Spin Master Innovation Fund announced the 2013 recipients of the Spin Master Innovation Program. In partnership with Spin Master Ltd. and co-financing partner the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to introduce the next group of highly innovative entrepreneurs to the rest of the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Future Shop Awards 15 Elementary Schools Through Future Generation Tech Lab Grant Program

Future ShopFuture Shop‘s Future Generation Tech Lab Program is pleased to announce the 15 elementary schools across Canada who will receive funds to improve their classroom technology and elevate student learning. Collectively, $210,000 will be awarded to schools from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize For Nonfiction Nominees Announced

writers trustThe Writers’ Trust of Canada announced today the five finalists for this year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the richest annual literary award for a book of nonfiction published in Canada. The announcement took place at the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens. Each finalist will receive $5,000, with the eventual prizewinner receiving a total of $60,000. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

2013 UBCP – ACTRA Awards Nominees Revealed

ubcpThe 2013 UBCP-ACTRA Awards gala event will be held this coming November 24th at the Vancouver Playhouse. In addition to the five performance awards, two UBCP industry awards will be presented. The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award and the John Juliani Award of Excellence. The recipients of these awards will be announced at a later date. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

International Mobile Gaming Awards Issues Call For Submissions

IMGASince 2004, the IMGA has been at the forefront of the mobile gaming industry and has become the most prestigious international competition for mobile games. The IMGA is calling all developers and studios from around the world to submit their games. Please see the quick facts about the awards show and schedule below for more information on entering your game for consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

Northumberland CFDC Announces $100K Winner Of N100 Startup Competition

N100Northumberland CFDC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs, today announced that Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC) is the winner of its inaugural N100 startup competition. UCIC has successfully secured an investment of $100,000 for the development of “Ubi” (the ubiquitous computer), a revolutionary new device that will change how people interact with computers. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

29 CMF-Funded Productions Receive 60 Gémeaux Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners of the 28th prix Gémeaux who received awards on September 12 and 15. With these awards, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) recognizes the outstanding work of industry professionals in the French language market. The Academy nominated 77 CMF-funded projects that received a combined total of 273 nominations. Of those, 29 productions won a total of 60 Gémeaux Awards, including top winners such as Bye Bye 2012, 19-2, O’, and Tu m’aimes-tu and the People’s Choice Award winner Unité 9. Read the rest of this entry »

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