12th February 2014

CanWIT BC Presents The February Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s The Canadian ICT sector (Information & Communications Technology) is expected to see an accelerated growth rate in 2014, bringing with it opportunities for skilled workers in the sector. But what are employers looking for and how can you get these skills? CanWIT BC invites you to attend this month’s Breakfast Club, where you can join the discussion and learn about the top skills needed in tech and how you can leverage ICT growth in Canada to accelerate your career in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2014

HootSuite Announces “Connect via HootSuite” For Enterprise Social Business

HootSuiteTo help enterprise companies capitalize on social media across their organizations, HootSuite, the world’s most widely adopted social relationship platform, has announced a new global event series, Connect via HootSuite. The first event takes place in San Francisco on February 26, 2014 and will focus on social business in the enterprise. Connect via HootSuite will give attendees the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, experts and HootSuite Enterprise customers on actionable best practices to empower broad social media adoption and business success. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th February 2014

Vancouver Visual Effects And Computer Graphics Event Features Free Job Fair

spark fwdComputer graphics professionals and students have an opportunity to network with world-renowned local and international film and television producers at a job fair on Friday and Saturday. The job fair is part of Spark [FWD] 2014, the premier annual visual effects and computer graphics (CG) event in Vancouver. Presented by the SPARK Computer Graphics Society and sponsored by the B.C. government, SPARK [FWD] fosters innovation within the visual effects and CG community and helps attract talent and companies to British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th February 2014

Toronto ComiCon Announces Guest Additions

mini-orbyToronto ComiCon presented by Fan Expo is giving you more to love this March Break, with a pop-culture extravaganza featuring the biggest names and brightest minds in the comic, sci-fi, anime and gaming universe.  For the first time ever, Toronto ComiCon is expanding to three days — March 7 to 9 — at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! Celebrity guests include: Read the rest of this entry »

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30th January 2014

Telefilm Canada Announces Ten Canadians To Watch At The 2014 Berlin International Film Festival

Telefilm Canada On the cusp on the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival (February 6-16), Telefilm Canada has announced its Ten Canadians to Watch list. The diverse list is comprised of both established and emerging filmmakers and talent from across the country who are making an impact, either on the creative or business side of the film industry domestically and internationally. All selected individuals will be present at the Berlinale and/or the European Film Market. Here is the Ten Canadians to Watch list in alphabetical order: Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd January 2014

What’s In Store For You At Spark [FWD]

spark fwdMichael Uslan, Executive Producer will kick off the fifth version of Spark [FWD] on Wednesday, February 5th with a keynote address titled From Fan To Filmmaker. Festivities begin with a mixer at the 6 PM in the Citytv Atrium Lounge at VanCity Theatre. It will be followed by a presentation from comic book and Batman expert Michael Uslan. Mr. Uslan purchased the film rights to Batman in the late 70s and has been an integral part of the “Batman” films, executive producing all of the film adaptations including 1989′s “Batman” and, most recently, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

CanWIT BC January Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterBC’s CanWIT chapter invites you to come and hear from Katie Bennett, an executive leadership and career coach who will host an interactive session titled Accelerate Your Career – Leveraging Your Talents In 2014 And Beyond, which is designed to challenge you to think about your own personal “hedgehog concept”. The idea of The Hedgehog Concept comes from the work of Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last, among others. Your Hedgehog concept is the intersection of three key ideas: Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

Get Your Canadian Videogame Awards Nominations In

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Carlu in Toronto this April 10th will close on January 24th. This year’s show 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 Toronto to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2013. Nominations are for work developed in Canada and released in 2013, and are welcome from all parts of Canada’s game industry. The award categories, as determined by a committee of industry leaders from across Canada, are:    Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

Entry Applications And Input Sought For Canadian Activities At MIP 2014 Events

Canada Media FundTelefilm CanadaThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada are seeking suggestions and ideas from the industry to feature Canadian productions and talent at upcoming MIPTV and MIPCOM events in 2014, the world’s premiere television markets. In 2012, Canada was featured as Country of Honour at MIPCOM. Combined marketing, public relations and media strategies heightened awareness of Canadian productions and talent as well as the country as a strong co-production partner. Several Canadian industry partners have since continued to work together with the CMF and Telefilm Canada at subsequent MIPTV and MIPCOM markets in 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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16th January 2014

Canadian Documentaries Continue Five Year Recognition Trend

Telefilm CanadaDuring the past five years, feature-length documentaries receiving support from Telefilm Canada have earned 130 selections in major international festivals abroad. The United States, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Argentina, China and France top the list of 31 countries whose festivals have all honoured Canadian documentaries. The international reach of Canadian documentaries as a whole was once again confirmed at the Sundance Film Festival, as the feature My Prairie Home by Chelsea McMullan (National Film Board of Canada) is to be screened in competition in the World Cinema Documentary category, which showcases only 12 international films. In addition, Elliot by Matthew Baukman and Jaret Belliveau (Garage Doc Films) will be presented in the Documentary Features section at Slamdance, the parallel festival specializing in debut feature films. Read the rest of this entry »

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