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17th April 2015

Banff Media Festival Announces The 2015 Rockie Award Nominees

Banff World Media FestivalThe Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital. Nominees come from many nations around the world, and they are chosen by over 350 international entertainment and media industry professionals. Visit the Rockie Awards page to view clips and learn more about the nominees: Read the rest of this entry »

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13th April 2015

Top Digital Influencers Coming To BANFF 2015

Banff World Media FestivalBanff World Media Festival 2015 has announced some key highlights for this year’s digital stream. Take advantage of the Early Bird rate by registering now to save $150.00 and enjoy keynote talks from several industry leaders, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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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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9th April 2015

Banff Introduces The Brand + Content Exchange

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce its inaugural Brand + Content Exchange, launching this year at Banff 2015. The program will connect brands directly with content creators, studios and broadcasters across all platforms to explore, connect and commercialize what is arguably the most important medium to speak to consumers since the invention of television programming and advertising. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th April 2015

Shaftesbury-Smokebomb Launches Branded Digital Entertainment Pitch Competition With Banff

amp acceleratorWith evolving media consumption habits and funding models continuing to shape the industry, Shaftesbury and its award-winning digital studio Smokebomb Entertainment, have teamed up with the Banff World Media Festival to launch The AMP (Audience Metrics Partnership) Accelerator a branded entertainment pitch competition with a focus on engaging female millennial audiences. The top three finalists will be sent to the Banff Media World Festival to pitch their projects during a live Festival session, where one winner will receive a development deal with Shaftesbury/Smokebomb. Submissions will be accepted until April 20. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th March 2015

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call For Applications For Feature Project Lab

whistler film festivalUp to six producers from across Canada will be selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival‘s 2015 Feature Project Lab, an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers. New for 2015, Phase I will take place over four days from June 21 to June 24 and includes four months of ongoing feedback and project development with advisors. Phase II includes a four-day follow up from December 1 to 4 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th March 2015

TAAFI Announces Animation Job Fair

taafiThe Toronto Animation Arts Festival International  (TAAFI) is pleased to announce the 2015 TAAFI Animation Job Fair to be held on May 2 at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus. This free to attend, animation recruitment event is targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across the GTA and across Ontario, in a turn-key, highly promoted event designed to make jobs happen! Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2015

A+E Networks President Nancy Dubuc To Present Opening Keynote At 2015 Banff World Media Festival

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) today proudly announced that Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO of A+E Networks, will present the Opening Keynote at the 36th Banff World Media Festival, being held June 7-10, 2015. Dubuc will address the company’s leading role in the scripted and unscripted landscape, its progressive business models, and its position as a game changer in the industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th March 2015

CineCoup 2015 Is Live

cinecoupVia Cinecoup News: The new competition site is up and running and CineCoup Film Accelerator has published all eligible projects for fans around the world to see. The Accelerator has got a whole new batch of filmmakers fighting for $1 Million in production financing and they nail that Cineplex release without YOU! Read the rest of this entry »

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