12th October 2013

Gamercamp 2013 Is Fast Approaching

GamerCampGamercamp 2013, which is coming up in less than a month, is all set to take over Hotel Ocho in downtown Toronto (yes, the entire hotel) and fill it with gaming goodness from November 1st through 3rd. The organizers have a range of exciting activity planned for everyone from the game enthusiast to the professional developer. Gamercamp is celebrating its 5th anniversary. In the show’s five years, the organizers have brought some of the brightest, most innovative voices in the industry from across North America and Europe to Toronto, with attendance swelling from 100 attendees in the first year to an expected 2,000 this November. 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

StartUp Generation: How Millennials Are Reshaping The Canadian Economy

intuitMillennials may not be the entitled “me” generation after all. A new survey from intuit Canada shows that they embody a bold new entrepreneurial spirit that is remaking the Canadian economy. The survey, conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion, found that Millennials – defined as those born between 1980 and 1995 – are twice as likely as the Canadian average to want to start a business in the next 12 months. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

2014 Rockies Now Open For Submissions

Banff World Media FestivalCelebrating the best of the best of the world’s entertainment content, the Rockies is an internationally acclaimed program competition hosted by the Banff World Media Festival that attracts over one thousand entries from more than 40 countries annually. Each year at the Rockie Awards Gala, the Banff World Media Festival honours the immeasurable contribution of some of the biggest names on screen and behind the camera in the industry. The 2014 Banff World Media Festival will be held at the Fairmont Springs Hotel & Convention Centre in Banff June 8 through 11th 2014. Final nominees will be announced in May, 2014. Please see below for categories and rule information. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

Another New Way of Discovering Canadian Talent – with Doritos!

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is pleased to share the news about the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest as a part of its New Ways of Discovering Canadian Talent Campaign. The mission: Create a 30 second Doritos commercial and you could win 1 million dollars (US), plus the chance to work on Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The contest opens at 12:00:00 pm (noon) North American Central Time (CT) on October 8, 2013 and closes at 11:59:59 pm CT on November 24, 2013.
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2nd October 2013

Gamercamp Festival Announces 2013 Official Selections

GamerCampGamercamp festival director Jaime Woo has announced the 14 titles that were chosen from submissions from across North America and Europe, spanning a diverse range of genres and formats. The selections include many Canadian premieres, helping to establish both Toronto and Gamercamp as emerging players on the exhibition circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

Whistler Film Festival Introduces Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship

whistler film festivalBuilding on the success of 2012, the Whistler Film Festival‘s ShortWork Lab returns for its 13th edition to empower the next generation of storytellers. As part of its industry Summit taking place December 5th to 7th, the ShortWork Lab provides filmmakers firsthand insight into the world of narrative short-form storytelling. Emerging filmmakers are invited to participate in this full day of panel discussions, pitches, networking and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd October 2013

Startup Canada Announces 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge Launch

startup canadaThe Canadian Mentorship Challenge is a national initiative that aims to collectively mentor 10,000 enterprising Canadians over the course of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 18 – 24, 2013.  Last year, Startup Canada launched the first Canadian Mentorship Challenge, partnering with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and CATAAlliance, to respond to a call to action from entrepreneurs to increase awareness about the value of mentors and the opportunities for mentorship. This year, the Challenge is being powered jointly by Startup Canada and CYBF to showcase how mentorship’s transfer of knowledge and ideas contributes to the success of startups and mobilizes communities of people to build systems that create profit and prosperity for all. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st October 2013

Canadian Film Centre and Mind Pirate Announce the ideaBOOST-Mind Pirate Production Lab

CFCDo you have what it takes to create the next blockbuster game or mobile app? Today the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and wearable technology company, Mind Pirate, announced the companies have partnered to create the ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab: a program that will give select developers and/or companies the opportunity to create games and apps for the next consumer mega trend of wearable technology. Select products from the program may be published and brought to market at a future date. Together the program employs the framework of CFC’s ideaBOOST accelerator program and the technology, expertise and vision of Mind Pirate. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th September 2013

Former Cisco Executive Joins HootSuite As Vice President Of Community

HootSuiteHootSuite has named Jeanette Gibson as Vice President of Community. Gibson, a digital marketing executive and social media leader who excels in social media strategy and campaign execution, will lead the company’s Community team and drive strategy and global outreach for the rapidly growing communities of HootSuite’s Free, Pro and Enterprise users. Read the rest of this entry »

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