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16th June 2015

Six Producers Selected For Whistler Film Festival Feature Project Lab

whistler film festivalSix producers from across Canada have been selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival‘s annual Feature Project Lab, an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada.
We look forward to welcoming these six producers and projects to Whistler for Phase I from June 22 to 25: Read the rest of this entry »

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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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9th April 2015

Shaftesbury-Smokebomb Launches Branded Digital Entertainment Pitch Competition With Banff

amp acceleratorWith evolving media consumption habits and funding models continuing to shape the industry, Shaftesbury and its award-winning digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment, have teamed up with the Banff World Media Festival to launch The AMP (Audience Metrics Partnership) Accelerator a branded entertainment pitch competition with a focus on engaging female millennial audiences. The top three finalists will be sent to the Banff Media World Festival to pitch their projects during a live Festival session, where one winner will receive a development deal with Shaftesbury/Smokebomb. Submissions will be accepted until April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2015

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call For Applications For Feature Project Lab

whistler film festivalUp to six producers from across Canada will be selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival‘s 2015 Feature Project Lab, an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers. New for 2015, Phase I will take place over four days from June 21 to June 24 and includes four months of ongoing feedback and project development with advisors. Phase II includes a four-day follow up from December 1 to 4 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th March 2015

CineCoup 2015 Is Live

cinecoupVia Cinecoup News: The new competition site is up and running and CineCoup Film Accelerator has published all eligible projects for fans around the world to see. The Accelerator has got a whole new batch of filmmakers fighting for $1 Million in production financing and they nail that Cineplex release without YOU! Read the rest of this entry »

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4th February 2015

ESAC Announces Student Video Game Competition

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada is pleased to announce the 1st annual ESAC Student Video Game Competition. This competition will grant one winner currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution the opportunity showcase their game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this coming June as part of an all-expense paid trip. The competition is designed to encourage game development skills that are crucial to the future of the domestic video game industry.   Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd September 2014

Family Channel Encourages Students To Stand UP! With Annual Bullying Awareness Week Campaign

Family ChannelFamily Channel is ready to challenge bullying behaviour as its 12th annual Stand UP! campaign launches today in advance of Bullying Awareness Week. Partnering with Bowmanville, ON natives Eleven Past One on a new anthem and set to visit schools across Canada to see what students do to prevent bullying, Family aims to empower kids to stand up, not stand by, when they see bullying happen. Bullying Awareness Week runs from November 17 to 23. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th April 2014

Toon Boom Condorito Now Available On iPad And Android Tablets

Toon BoomTwo-time Emmy® Award recipient Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced today the release of Toon Boom Condorito for iPad and Android tablets, available in Spanish and English. Have fun making cartoons with Condorito and his friends Coné, Yayita, Doña Tremebunda and Pepe Cortisona. Use your imagination to create a drawing or choose a Condorito clip art image, and then make it move. Users can easily share their Condorito drawing or animation with friends and family. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2014

Finalists Announced For CODE Appathon

Canadian Open Data ExperienceLast Friday the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, invited Canadians to vote for their favourite apps from the 15 finalists of the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE). The developers of the app receiving the most votes will be awarded the “Fan Favourite” prize. Now considered the largest appathon in Canadian history, CODE saw over 900 participants from across the country compete to create an unprecedented 110 submissions using federal government data sets. The CODE appathon took place over the weekend of February 28 to March 2, when students, entrepreneurs, and Open Data enthusiasts tried their hand at turning federal Open Data into interesting and beneficial applications that can ultimately lead to a better quality of life for Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th March 2014

Unpeeling A Canadian Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Mystery

Nintendo CanadaAfter almost a month of enticing Canadians with the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest, Nintendo of Canada has finally unpeeled the closely guarded secret about the number of bananas found frozen in a block of ice deep in the Canadian wilderness.  Check out the behind-the-scenes video below to see all of Donkey Kong’s hilarious Banana Mania shenanigans. Our review of the new game is available here. Read the rest of this entry »

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