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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22nd February 2014

Recipients Of The Interactive Fund And Arts Innovation Fund Announced

creative bcThe recipients of the 2013/14 Interactive Fund and Arts Innovation Fund were announced yesterday by Creative BC. The Interactive Fund is a program created in partnership between Creative BC and the BC Arts Council intended to support the production of high quality, original, interactive digital media content and software applications owned and controlled by BC companies or individuals. Funding is in the form of a non-recoupable advance of up to $50,000. This year’s successful applicants are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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21st February 2014

Review: Donkey Kong Returns With Tropical Freeze

Nintendo CanadaReleasing today, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze returns fans to a world full of familiar challenges and rewards with new enemies and new abilities – and a reminder that in DK’s world, timing truly is everything. In fact, some levels in this latest iteration of the franchise bring a stark truism to the adage “he who hesitates is lost” because in some levels there really isn’t any time to look around. It took me more than a few lives to get through some levels, as the difficulty at times seemed to ramp up rather quickly – sometimes frustratingly so – but it’s also easy to rack up a healthy store of “back-up lives” in this game, so it’s all good. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Fan Expo Vancouver Adds Third Day

fan expo canadaFan Expo Vancouver™ 2014 is back – bigger, and better than before. With an extra day to embrace the best of Vancouver’s geekdom, fans are promised a lot more “pop” to go with the all-ages fan culture celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming. Last year, over 21,000 got their geek on at the Comicon of Hollywood North. Fan Expo Vancouver 2014 will now take over Hall B & C of the Vancouver Convention Centre’s West Building, providing 162,000 sq.ft and three days packed with full frontal nerdity. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Indie Game 7Framed Launches On Kickstarter

mini-orbyCreated by Montreal’s VIE Games, 7Framed is an episodic shooter where ordinary people are framed and forced to do actions against their will. 7FRAMED puts you in the role of not one but seven citizens targeted by the groups that would control them. Set up for crimes you did not commit, 7FRAMED allows you to play from not only the perspective of all of the victims but other characters in the world. Every shift in point of view brings new insights into the agenda of the enemy and brings you steps closer to solving the mysteries of why you? Why were you targeted? 7FRAMED utilizes revolutionary motion capture, facial animation, and character creation technologies to deliver a AAA game experience that feels like both a contemporary survival shooter and a parkour platformer. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Banana Mania Contest Ends Today

Nintendo CanadaCanadians may be eagerly waiting for a spring thaw but there’s no one going more bananas over frozen ice than Donkey Kong.  In just three days, the world’s most recognizable primate will finally learn how many bananas were frozen inside a massive block of ice buried deep in the wilderness.    Canadians have until later today, Thursday February 20, to enter the Banana Mania contest at Nintendo of Canada’s Facebook page. Winners will be contacted on Friday, February 21, when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is available at retailers across Canada and the Nintendo eShop. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th February 2014

WCT Annual Awards Recognize Excellence, Innovation And Willingness To Push Boundaries

Canadian Women in Communication and TechnologyWomen in Communications and Technology (WCT) today announced the names of 13 recipients of its prestigious Annual Awards, which recognize individual and corporate leadership in advancing women’s achievement in Canada’s rapidly growing digital economy. Formerly Canadian Women in Communications (CWC), the revamped and much expanded WCT organization now represents 2,500 women in professions and industries from traditional media and corporate communications to information management and technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th February 2014

March 2014 Programming Highlights For Teletoon Channels

teletoonTELETOON ushers in the new spring schedule for “Can’t Miss March” including special programming for March Break, scores of new episodes and the world premiere of The Tom and Jerry Show – a brand new series featuring the much-loved antagonistic pair of friends in newly-animated cat-and-mouse adventures.The month ends with the highly anticipated Total Drama All-Stars finale. The action and comedy series The Venture Bros. returns to TELETOON at Night. This March also features brand new episodes of Archer, the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) comedy that ensures that within every covert operation and global crisis, the ISIS staff undermines, sabotages, and betrays each other. TELETOON at Night has two network movie premieres this month; superpowers-gone-wrong adventure flick Chronicle and Jesse Eisenberg thriller 30 Minutes or Less. Those zany tiny toons are back! Animaniacs join TELETOON Retro this March with their crraaaazy antics. March Break is jam-packed with all-day marathons. TELETOON Retro also extends their Retro Rewind Marathons making them extra long every Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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