9th April 2015

Banff Introduces The Brand + Content Exchange

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce its inaugural Brand + Content Exchange, launching this year at Banff 2015. The program will connect brands directly with content creators, studios and broadcasters across all platforms to explore, connect and commercialize what is arguably the most important medium to speak to consumers since the invention of television programming and advertising. 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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19th March 2015

A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc To Present Opening Keynote At 2015 Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO of A+E Networks, will present the Opening Keynote at the 36th Banff World Media Festival, being held June 7-10, 2015. Dubuc will address the company’s leading role in the scripted and unscripted landscape, its progressive business models, and its position as a game changer in the industry. 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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10th March 2015

Whistler Film Fest 2015 Open For Submissions

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is seeking submissions for its 15th edition, which runs from December 2 to 6 2015, and will feature up to 90 films comprised of about 40 features and 50 shorts. Canadian and International filmmakers are invited to submit films of all lengths and genres by the following deadlines:  Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2015

ACISE-LA Golden Maple Awards Open For Nominations

acise-laACISE-LA (Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment- Los Angeles) is proud to announce the first annual Golden Maple Award’s timetable. The Golden Maple Awards were created by ACISE-LA to promote and honour Canadian TV talent and athletes in the United States and will be timely done for to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy nomination campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2015

Telefilm Canada Launches 2015-2018 Strategic Plan

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has revealed details regarding the course it intends to follow over the next few years, as set out in its strategic plan for 2015 to 2018. This morning in Ottawa, the Chair of Telefilm’s Board, Michel Roy, unveiled Telefilm’s strategic plan during a speech he delivered at Prime Time in Ottawa, an event organized by the Canadian Media Production Association. The plan, titled Inspired by Talent. Viewed Everywhere. (PDF), updates Telefilm’s commitment to support the industry so it can connect with target viewers on all screens, in Canada and elsewhere. The plan also defines how Telefilm aims to help the industry take on the challenges of the digital age at a time when fundamental changes are transforming the way audiovisual content is produced, distributed and consumed. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

BC Showcases Tech Talent At Game Developers Conference

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s video game and interactive technology sectors are taking their skills to the next level at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) that opened today in San Francisco. The GDC is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, showcasing the best and brightest in video game and interactive technology. It attracts over 24,000 attendees from around the world, including programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals and industry decision-makers, to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd March 2015

27 CMF-Funded Productions Win 51 Canadian Screen Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s televised gala. A total of 27 CMF-funded productions won 51 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Call Me Fitz, Degrassi, Sensitive Skin, Tales from the Organ Trade, Bomb Girls, and the Fan’s Choice Award, Lost Girl. Read the rest of this entry »

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