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9th April 2015

MIPTV 2015: Canadian Digital Innovation Takes Viewer Experience To New Levels

movie orbyFour Canadian digital media companies will be among those in the spotlight at MIPTV. Secret Location, Félix & Paul Studios, MiiScan and Zandel Media will showcase their latest innovations in immersive storytelling at the world’s largest TV and digital content market, which runs from April 13 to 16 in Cannes, France. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

Bold New Transmedia Initiatives Knock Down International Borders

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) and NZ On Air (New Zealand) have announced a contribution of $1.2M (CAD) to three digital media coproductions.  Of the total, the CMF will contribute 618,000 (CAD) and NZ On Air will contribute 582,000 (CAD) towards the projects. Three Canadian production companies will collaborate with New Zealand counterparts on three bold new transmedia projects supported through a fund established late last year by the Canada Media Fund and NZ On Air.   Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2015

Telefilm Announces Support For Three French-Language Feature Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to be funding three French-language feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) for a total of more than $4 million. The films to be funded are Boris sans Béatrice, by Denis Côté, Mission Yéti, an animated movie by Pierre Greco and Nancy Florence Savard, and Votez Bougon—which will feature the well-known characters from the TV series Les Bougons—by Jean-François Pouliot. Telefilm announced its most recent English- and French-language funding decisions in December and September 2014. 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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5th March 2015

Creative BC And BC Arts Council Announce 2015 Interactive And Arts Innovation Fund Recipients

creativebcCreative BC and the BC Arts Council would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2014-2015 Interactive and Arts Innovation Funds. The Interactive Fund is a partnership between the two organizations, and helps to support the productions of high quality, original interactive digital media content and software applications. This year a record number of 114 applications were submitted, and the Interactive Fund is able to support the following nine organizations: 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

CMPA Content Everywhere 2 Report Shows Canadian Producers Are Laying Claim To Online Video Gold Rush

CMPA2014 was a turning point for Canada’s digital-first media landscape, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). The report, Content Everywhere (2): Securing Canada’s Place in the Digital Future, examines the emerging marketplace for English-language linear content created outside the traditional studio and broadcast system over the past four years. It also provides case studies to give producers a real-life instruction kit on how to benefit from digital markets. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2015

Nova Scotia Gaming Companies Ready For GDC In San Francisco

Your Studio HereNine Nova Scotia gaming and interactive media companies have been preparing for months and are set to share their latest game releases and virtual reality creations at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on March 2-6, 2015. Known in the industry as the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event, it is the primary forum where professionals gather to exchange ideas that drive and shape the future of the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th February 2015

Canada Featured At RioContentMarket In Brazil

Canada Media FundCMPAA Canadian delegation of 13 content creators and audiovisual industry leaders from 12 organizations are taking part in RioContentMarket, Brazil’s premier audiovisual content conference and market, to  pursue efforts to develop business opportunities between both countries. Organized by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the trade-focused delegation will discuss and present Canadian television, feature film, and digital media productions to an international market during conference panels, business to business meetings and a number of networking events.   Read the rest of this entry »

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12th February 2015

BC Government Moves To Modernize Information Management

Province of BCThe new Government Information Act will modernize B.C.’s approach to information management, increasing efficiency, making better use of taxpayer dollars, as well as providing better, faster access to archival government information through new digital archives. Once approved, this new legislation will replace the Document Disposal Act, which was enacted in 1936. Read the rest of this entry »

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