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15th October 2013

New Canada Media Fund Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a new pilot program designed to offer existing Experimental Stream funded projects with increased access to mentorship, markets, and capital. The Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program (A3P), with a budget of $360K, will support digital media projects that have previously received Experimental Stream funding for development or production by enabling their producers to enroll in acceleration programs. The A3P guidelines can be reviewed in an online PDF document. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2013

Canada Media Fund Focus Groups Resume

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) reminds stakeholders that they are invited to attend one of the focus groups that are part of the CMF’s cross-country consultation. Stakeholders can quickly and easily register online.  By registering, stakeholders can help the CMF plan the meetings according to expected attendance. This month, focus groups are being held in Montreal, Ottawa, and in the Eastern provinces. The 2013 consultation tour wraps-up in Iqaluit on November 14th. Please note that the English focus group in Moncton scheduled for October 24 has been cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

Toronto Public Library Launches eBook And eMagazine Campaign

Orby ReadsToronto Public Library (TPL) has launched an advertising campaign to inform people about its selection of current, popular and free e-books and e-magazines. Commuters will see ads promoting TPL’s e-books and e-magazines on subways, streetcars and outdoor shelters. This is part of a long-term strategy to increase awareness of e-content. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

Canadian Access To Information And Privacy Guardians Urge Government To Modernize Laws

Government of CanadaCanada’s access to information and privacy laws should be modernized in order to protect these important rights in the face of dramatic technological change and the demands of engaged citizens, said the country’s access to information and privacy guardians in a Joint Resolution issued today. In their resolution, Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons from across the country urge federal, provincial and territorial governments to update their respective laws. They noted that recent revelations about government surveillance programs have heightened Canadians’ concerns about the erosion of their privacy rights and have prompted calls for increased transparency and greater oversight. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

More Open Textbooks For Students Underway

Province of BCWork is underway to adapt more open textbooks for use by students and instructors in British Columbia with today’s open call for proposals to begin the second phase of the project, which will ultimately see 40 open textbooks available for students and instructors in highly enrolled first- and second-year subject areas. The first phase involved faculty reviews of 15 open textbooks, in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business. Those 15 open textbooks and the reviews are now available free online for students and instructors. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

Canada Sees Big At MIPCOM 2013

Telefilm CanadaCanada Media FundA large contingent of Canadian representatives took part in the opening festivities of MIPCOM, the world’s leading entertainment content market across all platforms, which takes place in Cannes from October 7 to 10. To kick off MIPCOM 2013, Canada handed the title of MIPCOM Country of Honour over to Argentina and expressed its interest in continuing to build its relationship with Latin America’s audiovisual production industry.  Read the rest of this entry »

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4th October 2013

Creative BC Announces Slate 2.0 Development Fund

BC Film And MediaCreative BC will provide BC-based film or television entertainment companies with an envelope of money to support the development of two or more eligible film, television or digital media projects in the form of a non-recoupable development advance of up to $50,000. The fund is intended to leverage investment from the private sector, develop a presence in the international marketplace, and encourage development, production and marketing strategies which address new opportunities in digital media and online. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd October 2013

Canada Media Fund Adds New Features To Its Website

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has added new features to its website, including a new CMF-funded projects search function and a calendar of events. These enhancements are the result of points raised by stakeholders in a survey that focused on the CMF’s communications strategies and tools. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

The Versatility Of Canadian Talent Showcased At MIPCOM

Telefilm CanadaCanada Media FundTelefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) will be showcasing the versatility of creators who alternate between television productions and feature films at MIPCOM, the largest annual global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Following its success last year as MIPCOM’s Country of Honour, Canada will be spotlighting its productions to buyers from around the world during the event to be held in Cannes from October 7 to 10, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

NFB Launches New Interactive Photo Essay The Last Hunt

nfbOne of the world’s leading digital content hubs and renowned for its mobile and online experiences, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is launching its new interactive photo essay The Last Hunt, online and as an app available at the iTunes Store and Google Play. The Last Hunt will also be one of the 25 groundbreaking interactive projects featured on October 3 at the Story Arcade as part of the Future of StoryTelling Summit in New York City, which annually brings together top executives and creative talent to change the way stories are told. Read the rest of this entry »

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