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9th September 2013

BC Government Announces Free, Open Textbooks Available For Students And Instructors

Province of BCFifteen open, online textbooks in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business have been reviewed by post-secondary faculty and are now freely available for download from BCcampus. More than 38 instructors and professors from post-secondary institutions around the province reviewed existing open textbooks for quality and relevance in British Columbia. These 15 textbooks have been found to be of high quality and appropriate for use in B.C. institutions (complete list below). Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2013

Canadian Funders Adopt A Framework To Facilitate International Digital Media Co-Production

mini-orbyFive major Canadian digital media funding organizations have joined efforts to facilitate international digital media co-productions through the creation of a shared and simple framework (PDF 125KB) that sets the basis for co-producing digital media projects with Canada and to access their respective funding programs. The new framework was developed by the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the Independent Production Fund, the Quebecor Fund, and the Shaw Rocket Fund. It provides a unified administrative approach to ease negotiations between Canadian producers and their foreign partners. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th August 2013

Canada Media Fund Focus Group Registration Now Live

Canada Media FundAs announced on August 6, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The consultation includes focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories. The following calendar was updated to reflect times and locations for each focus group. The CMF’s focus groups will be led by Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs or Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

Telefilm Canada And Rogers Group Of Funds Extend Theatrical Documentary Program

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership for the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2013-2014. The upcoming program deadline is October 4, 2013 for French and English-language projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st August 2013

Ontario Promotes Its Dominant Multi-Regional Digital Ecosystem At Gamescom 2013

Ontario Technology CorridorProducing revenues of $1.4 billion with 16,000 highly skilled workers, the globally renowned software clusters of Ottawa, Waterloo Region and London are collaborating with the gaming and entertainment hotbed of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to create a broad digital ecosystem across Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population. Economic development executives representing these regions as the Ontario Technology Corridor, together with provincial representatives federal government support, are attending gamescom 2013. The purpose of this investment mission is to promote the Ontario Technology Corridor and invite foreign companies to join over 1,000 interactive digital media firms currently thriving in the province. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

New Online Traffic Map For Metro Vancouver

Province of BCDrivers in Metro Vancouver have a new, real-time traffic map to plan smarter and more efficient journeys. The traffic map is free to use and accessible online at the Drive BC and Translink web sites. The map colour-codes major highways and roads in the Metro Vancouver region according to traffic speeds. Green means traffic is moving well, orange means traffic is slow and red means traffic is very slow. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces Change To Application Submission Process

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced today that it is migrating its application process for its programs to the online service eTelefilm as of Monday, September 30th 2013.  As of this date, the CMF will no longer accept hardcopy (paper) applications.  This change applies only to applicants who have not already submitted applications through eTelefilm up until now. eTelefim is a simple and secure website that provides applicants with updated information about the status of their application and is available seven days a week from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. ET.  Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2013

Telefilm Canada Puts Canadian Talent Under The Spotlight At 38th Toronto International Film Festival

Telefilm CanadaThis year, Telefilm Canada is stepping up its presence at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with two new initiatives to promote our audiovisual talent. The new Telefilm Canada T Lounge, at the heart of the Festival Industry Centre, and the launch of the Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film, will complement Telefilm’s other major events, including the 3rd annual editions of the Talent to Watch series and the Eye on TIFF in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

National Film Board 3D Animations At TIFF

nfbA world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic 3D (S3D) cinema, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will showcase its auteur animators at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with four new films. Taking place September 5 to 15, the festival will feature premieres of NFB S3D animated shorts in its Short Cuts Canada program, with The End of Pinky by Claire Blanchet, Impromptu by Bruce Alcock (Global Mechanic Media/NFB), Gloria Victoria by Theodore Ushev and Subconscious Password by Chris Landreth. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd August 2013

Public To Have Say On Digital Service Delivery In BC

Province of BCThe BC provincial government is opening the lines of communication so British Columbians can speak up about the future of digital services and the tools that deliver them, including the BC Services Card. This fall, government will undertake a provincewide citizen consultation process to gain a better understanding of British Columbians’ priorities, expectations and vision for the future delivery of government services digitally, with a specific focus on how the BC Services Card may be used as a key tool to enable this vision. Read the rest of this entry »

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