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15th November 2013

The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture Contest

CFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is calling on filmmakers across the country to show audiences the contribution movies make in our lives with The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture. A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded, with a runner-up prize of $5,000. The contest runs until January 26, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th November 2013

EA Announces Jon ‘Bones’ Jones As One Of Two Fighters To Appear On EA Sports UFC Cover

EA SportsSixteen fighters. One cover. Who joins Jones? Electronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) have announced that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, the youngest champion in UFC history, will be one of two fighters to appear on the EA Sports UFC cover. The second fighter will be selected by fans in the EA Sports UFC Cover Vote presented by MetroPCS. The 16 fighters featured in the cover vote include current UFC champions and top contenders, such as Georges St-Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Anthony Pettis, Chris Weidman, Johny Hendricks, Jose Aldo, Alexander Gustafsson, Miesha Tate, and more. Fans can cast their vote now to ensure their favorite fighter gets to share in the cover spotlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

Xbox Unveils Colossal Xbox One Console To Celebrate The Biggest Launch In Xbox History

Xbox CanadaEarlier today a larger-than-life Xbox One appeared in downtown Vancouver to kick off the national celebration of the Xbox One launch. By coming together, the Canadian Xbox Live community can power on and unlock incredible one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards by pledging their gamertags to the project known as One Source. Every gamertag pledged will contribute to unlocking these experiences – starting this week in Vancouver. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th October 2013

Game Connection Europe 2013 Selected Projects Nominees Revealed

game connection europeGame Connection Europe has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious European Selected Projects 2013 Awards. On the morning of 3rd December at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all the publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection Europe. The jury will then award 2013’s Overall Best Project from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. Once the final selection has been made, the winners will be presented with their prizes by official sponsors of the Selected Projects program, Sony XDEV Studio Europe, Microsoft Studios and Namco Bandai Games. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2013

World’s Top Cross-Media Minds Converge At Merging Media 2013

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The 4th annual Merging Media Conference is placing special emphasis on global perspectives through the introduction of a unique pilot initiative called “Projects Seeking Partners.” The program invites producers from other parts of the world to come and pitch their cross-media projects to potential Canadian co-producers. By the way, you can win a pass to the conference in our contest, which runs until noon on October 30th. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st October 2013

Win One of Three Passes To Merging Media 2013

Merging MediaWe are going to be at Merging Media 2103, which is being held at the Granville Island Art’s Club in Vancouver this November 6th and 7th, and we would like to see you there. The organizers over at Merging Media would like you to answer a somewhat easy, although possibly tricky, trivia question about the conference’s speakers correctly in order to be entered in a random draw to win one of three conference passes. The contest begins today and runs until noon PDT on October 30th 2013. The winner will be announced November 1st. Send your entry, along with your contact information, to contest-at-villagegamer-dot-net. Please use “MM13 Contest” in the subject line. One entry person, winners will be notified via email. To enter, answer this question:

There’s a great lineup of over 50 speakers featured at The Merging Media 2013 Conference – Global Edition. How many countries do they represent?

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7th October 2013

Another New Way of Discovering Canadian Talent – with Doritos!

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to share the news about the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest as a part of its New Ways of Discovering Canadian Talent Campaign. The mission: Create a 30 second Doritos commercial and you could win 1 million dollars (US), plus the chance to work on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The contest opens at 12:00:00 pm (noon) North American Central Time (CT) on October 8, 2013 and closes at 11:59:59 pm CT on November 24, 2013.
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2nd October 2013

Whistler Film Festival Introduces Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship

whistler film festivalBuilding on the success of 2012, the Whistler Film Festival‘s ShortWork Lab returns for its 13th edition to empower the next generation of storytellers. As part of its industry Summit taking place December 5th to 7th, the ShortWork Lab provides filmmakers firsthand insight into the world of narrative short-form storytelling. Emerging filmmakers are invited to participate in this full day of panel discussions, pitches, networking and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

Startup Canada Announces 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge Launch

startup canadaThe Canadian Mentorship Challenge is a national initiative that aims to collectively mentor 10,000 enterprising Canadians over the course of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 18 – 24, 2013.  Last year, Startup Canada launched the first Canadian Mentorship Challenge, partnering with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and CATAAlliance, to respond to a call to action from entrepreneurs to increase awareness about the value of mentors and the opportunities for mentorship. This year, the Challenge is being powered jointly by Startup Canada and CYBF to showcase how mentorship’s transfer of knowledge and ideas contributes to the success of startups and mobilizes communities of people to build systems that create profit and prosperity for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

Canadian Film Centre and Mind Pirate Announce the ideaBOOST-Mind Pirate Production Lab

CFCDo you have what it takes to create the next blockbuster game or mobile app? Today the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and wearable technology company, Mind Pirate, announced the companies have partnered to create the ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab: a program that will give select developers and/or companies the opportunity to create games and apps for the next consumer mega trend of wearable technology. Select products from the program may be published and brought to market at a future date. Together the program employs the framework of CFC’s ideaBOOST accelerator program and the technology, expertise and vision of Mind Pirate. Read the rest of this entry »

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