25th February 2014

Support For Media Arts And Art Films In Montréal

Government of CanadaThe Government of Canada has is providing $90,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), which will take place from March 20 to 30. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover made the announcement today. These funds will allow FIFA to present the world’s best media arts productions and art films. The Media Arts section will present a number of experimental art films. In addition to the screening of films and videos, there will be conferences, roundtables, and the production of a catalogue. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th February 2014

Nominees Revealed For Game Connection America 2014′s Selected Projects

game connection europeGame Connection has unveiled the list of yet unsigned game projects nominated for the prestigious American Selected Projects 2014. Competition was fierce this year with more than 200 submitted projects. On the morning of 17th March at the Selected Projects Awards Ceremony, each of the 15 nominees will have 5 minutes to pitch their project in front of all publishers, distributors and buyers at Game Connection America. The jury will then award 2014′s “Overall Best Project” from amongst the hugely impressive and varied, international array of entries – based on presentation quality, project innovation and market potential. The accolade of “Overall Best Project” is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games, while Microsoft Studios supports the “Best Console & PC Hardcore” Category. In addition, this year Develop has been announced as the official media partner of the initiative, giving even more visibility to nominees and winners. The 15 nominated projects for 2014 are: Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

Sandvine Usage Management Introduces New Mobile Billing Innovations

sandvineIntelligent broadband network solutions provider for fixed and mobile operators Sandvine has announced the launch of Usage Management release 5.0, which offers new capabilities to help both fixed and mobile communications service providers (CSPs) create, manage and implement new service plan offerings. Sandvine Usage Management is currently powering service innovation for more than 100 CSPs worldwide, and this latest release provides several next generation features that will benefit both operators and subscribers, including: Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

2014 ACTRA Toronto Awards Winners

actra-torontoACTRA Toronto proudly announces the winners of the 12th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto, which were presented at The Carlu on February 22, 2014. The gala evening was hosted by Darrell Dennis with live music by Saidah Baba Talibah. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th February 2014

The True Heroines Head To The Canadian Screen Awards

The True HeroinesThe True Heroines” received their first Canadian Screen Award nomination this year. The Vancouver based team behind the web drama series are walking the red carpet of the Canadian Screen Awards Gala at Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St W) on March 4, 2014. The carpet is being walked by “The True Heroines” team, including Jovanna Huguet (creator/star), Fiona Vroom (creator/star), Paula Giroday (creator/star), Michelle Ouellet (director), Nicholas Carella (creator/writer/producer), Nicholas Simon (producer) and Andrew Burke (producer). Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Thief Launch Trailer

Eidos MontrealSquare Enix® and Eidos-Montréal™, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution® have released a THIEF™ launch trailer to celebrate that Garrett, The Master Thief is almost ready to step from the shadows. THIEF is out next week, so take a sneaky peek at the launch trailer containing new sections of gameplay and glimpses at some key encounters that lie in wait for Garrett. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Canada Honours Its Stars Of The Awards Season At Inaugural Celebration In Los Angeles

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Bell Media and the Toronto International Film Festival, will co-host a tribute celebrating Canadian excellence in the film and television industries. The event will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 27th at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. The invitees include Canadian Academy Awards nominees, select Canadian Screen Awards nominees, and other high-profile Canadian talent. Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Norman Jewison (Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night) will act as Honourary Chair for the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Bell Media 2014 National Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications For Banff World Media Festival

bell mediaBell Media has announced that applications are now being accepted for this year’s Bell Media National Fellowship Program. Selected recipients will receive full registration for the 2014 Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and round-trip air transportation to attend the event, which runs June 8 – 11, 2014 in Banff, Alta. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 21 at 5 p.m. ET. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

Canada Feature Film Fund Opening dates For Lower-Budget English And French Projects

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada wishes to inform its clients that applications for funding to the Canada Feature Film Fund for lower-budget projects (projects with budgets of less than $2.5 million) will be accepted as of the following dates for English- and French-language markets. Please note that these dates are not “deadlines;” they are opening dates. Telefilm will continue to accept applications for lower-budget projects after these dates until the closing date. Closing dates for the coming fiscal year will be announced at a later date. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2014

World–Renowned Journalist Dan Rather To Accept 2014 Banff World Media Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Banff World Media FestivalThe Banff World Media Festival has announced that Dan Rather will be presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Festival, being held June 8-11, 2014 in Banff.  The Award recognizes an individual who has significantly enriched the world of entertainment with their lifetime contribution to the industry. Past honorees of the Award include Sir David Attenborough, James Burrows, William Shatner, Larry King, and Christine Baranski. Read the rest of this entry »

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