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29th July 2014

Local Tech And Art Showcased As BC Hosts SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson has released a video that highlights SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre August 10-14, 2014. Over 15,000 artists, programmers, filmmakers, computer scientists, animators, game designers and others involved in computer graphics, film making, video games and hardware will be in Vancouver over the four days of the conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

BC Premier Announces $6 Million For Cutting-Edge Innovation Centre

Province of BCPremier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs today to announce that the Province has made a commitment to invest up to $6 million toward the development of the new state-of-the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th July 2014

Fifteen Projects Receive Support From The CMF Aboriginal Program

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a contribution of $6.3M to 15 projects that applied to the Aboriginal Program. Canadian and international audiences will enjoy five new Children’s & Youth productions, nine Documentaries, and one Drama. Since 2010, the CMF has provided more than $30.3M to 82 Aboriginal productions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2014

Documentary Film Fest Partnership Produces Four Supporting Roles

DOXAThe Documentary Media Society is providing four people with behind-the-scenes work experience, thanks to more than $25,000 in Job Creation Partnership funding. The DOXA Engagement Project will provide up to 29 weeks of on-the-job training at the non-profit media society that runs the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. In addition to the support provided at the DOXA festival, workers are evaluating how the event can be run more efficiently, while expanding its audience. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd July 2014

BC Talent Featured At Casual Connect USA

Province of BCBritish Columbia’s innovative and creative casual games industry will showcase their talents at the professionals-only Casual Connect conference in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The B.C. government will be there to support them by providing meeting space and business-to-business matchmaking. Vancouver-based Imaginary Games will be featured in the IDEA Showcase at the conference and their social mobile game Afterland is highlighted in the latest issue of Casual Connect magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

Canada Media Fund Supports 25 Interactive Digital Media Projects

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced that 25 interactive digital media projects received a total of $12.6M in funding as part of the first round of production support from the Experimental Stream.  The Experimental Stream encourages the creation of innovative, interactive digital media content and software applications. Consumers will be able to enjoy a variety of interactive digital media content including 16 games, 4 interactive projects, 2 social media platforms, 2 software applications, and 1 ebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th July 2014

Telefilm Canada Funds Seven French-Language Lower-Budget Feature Films

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada has announced its support for the production of seven French-language lower-budget (under $2.5 million) feature films through the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF), an investment totalling over $2 million. The films chosen for funding are listed below: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

Telefilm Canada Pleased Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty With India Now In Force

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is very pleased that the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty (PDF) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Treaty was announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, on June 11 of this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

David McLennan Appointed To Canada Media Fund Board

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced on Monday the nomination of David McLennan to the CMF’s Board of Directors following the General Assembly held in Montreal last Wednesday. Mr. McLennan has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior business executive. He joined Sierra Wireless in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to that, David spent approximately 10 years in a variety of senior management positions within the Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) group of companies. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

CMF Funds Ten Francophone Minority Program Projects

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund has announced that 10 Convergent Stream productions have been awarded $7.2M from the Francophone Minority Program, which supports productions that reflect the realities and interests of French communities outside of Quebec. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $47.0M to 128 Francophone Minority projects. Canadian audiences will be able to enjoy productions from various parts of the country including two from BC, one from Manitoba, two from New Brunswick, and five from Ontario. Of the 10 convergent productions, each of which are created for television and have a digital media component, four are Children’s & Youth, four are Documentaries, and two are Dramas: Read the rest of this entry »

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