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26th June 2014

International Films Garner Majority of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Honors

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 is pleased to announce the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. More than 100 pieces will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 10-14 August. The 2014 nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from more than 450 submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Presents Seven Canadian Films

Telefilm CanadaCanadian cinema is once again making a name for itself beyond our borders with a selection of seven films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The films Je suis à toi by David Lambert, a minority Canadian coproduction with Belgium, and Violent by Andrew Huculiak will be shown in competition and also make their world premieres in the Official Selection and Forum of Independents sections, respectively. In the non-competitive sections, the documentary Earth’s Golden Playground by Andreas Horvath, Pierrot Lunaire by Bruce LaBruce, and Que ta joie demeure by Denis Côté will allow Canadian cinema to shine brightly on Czech territory. Lastly, in the wake of his Jury Prize for Mommy during the past Cannes Festival, Xavier Dolan’s last two films will be presented in the Horizons section. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

Digital Economy Congress Issues Call For Papers

mini-orbyThe Advisory Board for the 2nd Annual Digital Economy Congress is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open.  Subject matter experts working with disruptive technologies that challenge the conventional ways of doing business in the digital economy are invited to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on cutting-edge subjects and themes suitable for presentation in either a panel session or keynote address. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th June 2014

Video Games Developed And Published In Canada Central To 2014 E3 Expo

ESACAgain showcasing Canadian talent and creativity, an impressive number of Canadian developed and published video games took centre stage at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Throughout the Expo, Canadian-made games were showcased on next generation consoles and a variety of mobile devices. Emanating from a creative cluster of companies which is the biggest in the world per capita, Canadian-produced games from Entertainment Software Association of Canada member companies at E3 include: Read the rest of this entry »

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4th June 2014

HBO Canada And Cineplex Bring Game Of Thrones Season Finale To Select Theatres

cineplexhbo canadaHBO Canada and Cineplex are offering Game Of Thrones fans the chance to watch the season 4 finale on the big screen with a theatre full of fellow die-hards. Admission is $10, which includes a free ticket to the event, a $10 concession voucher, a preview of upcoming programming and a draw for Game Of Thrones prizing, courtesy of HBO Home Entertainment and Random House of Canada. The Game Of Thrones Season 4 Finale Fan Event will simulcast the HBO Canada broadcast of the season finale, Sunday, June 15 at 9 pm ET in 29 participating Cineplex locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Visit the Cineplex Game Of Thrones info page for showtimes and participating theatres. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Nintendo Brings The Thrill Of E3 To Everyone With Live Online Events

Nintendo CanadaNintendo goes “Live @ E3” next week with four big events that deliver real-time fun directly to fans. Get ready to enjoy the year’s biggest video game convention live from anywhere in the world.  On June 10, Nintendo will air the Nintendo Digital Event at 9 a.m. PT via Nintendo’s E3 page. Fans will enjoy breaking news about great gaming experiences on the way for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014 and beyond. Immediately following the Digital Event, Nintendo Minute: Live @ E3 offers a post-show recap packed with even more game information. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2014

Family Channel Unleashes Three Big Ticket Summer Concerts Presented By LEGO Friends

Family ChannelGrab your shades because Family Channel’s Big Ticket Summer campaign is looking bright with the announcement of not one, not two, but three Big Ticket Summer Concerts. Presented by LEGO Friends, this summer’s can’t-miss concert tour will make stops in Halifax (Friday, August 22; Halifax Metro Centre), Toronto (Saturday, August 23; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) and Edmonton (Monday, August 25; Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium) featuring a show-stopping lineup headlined by Australian pop sensation, Cody Simpson. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd June 2014

Healthy Me Week Comes To Family Channel, Disney Junior And Disney XD As They Encourage Active Lifestyles Amongst Youth

Family ChannelFamily Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are emphasizing the importance of balanced lifestyles this week as part of the national Healthy Me Week campaign, an initiative promoting physical activity and proper nutrition for Canadian families. Partnering with Companies Committed to Kids (formerly Concerned Children’s Advertisers), NBA Canada, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and print and broadcast media across the country, the three kids networks will play host to a wide range of programming that empower viewers and their families to develop healthy habits to improve their lifestyles. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th May 2014

CBC Recreates Events Of D-Day In Special D-Day Live Multiplatform Project

CBCImagine going back in time 70 years to June 6, 1944, and reliving the events of D-Day in real time. Using modern technology, CBC News will help you do exactly that. CBC News will be re-creating the events of this pivotal World War II event in an interactive breaking news timeline, online and on CBC News Network, CBC Radio, and during CBC Television live special programming. If World War II had happened in a multi-media era, this is how CBC News would have covered it. On June 5th and 6th, World War II veterans and world leaders will come together in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. To mark this historic event, CBC News launches the special multiplatform project D-DAY LIVE.
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