26th June 2014

International Films Garner Majority of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival Honors

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014 is pleased to announce the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others. More than 100 pieces will be shown during the Computer Animation Festival at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 10-14 August. The 2014 nominees were chosen by an expert panel of jury members from more than 450 submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2014

Air Hockey Meets Table Hockey In New iPad Game

megalodonVancouver studio Megalodon Interactive, founded in 2013 by Tyler Goodbrand and Matt Linsangan, has released its debut title on iTunes at the launch price of 99 cents USD (that’s a 50% discount). Across the Table – Hockey is a same-screen 2-player hockey game for iPad, combining air hockey and table hockey. Imagine playing table hockey, but with the added speed and freedom of air hockey. This is a completely new way to play the world’s coolest sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2014

Disney Junior Is Leader Of The Quack With July 12th Premiere Of Lucky Duck

Disney JuniorThis summer, Disney Junior is giving kids something to quack about with the premiere of the network’s first-ever original movie, Lucky Duck. Debuting Saturday, July 12 at 6 p.m. ET the animated musical film features the voices of Broadway and television stars Christian Borle, Megan Hilty (both of Smash) and Tom Cavanagh (Royal Pains) as a trio of misfit tub toys who embark on an epic journey to find kids who will love them, just the way they are. Leading up to the premiere, viewers will be treated to un-bill-lievable episodes of the brand new short series Sarah & Duck, weekdays at 5:55 p.m. ET beginning on Monday, July 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Presents Seven Canadian Films

Telefilm CanadaCanadian cinema is once again making a name for itself beyond our borders with a selection of seven films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The films Je suis à toi by David Lambert, a minority Canadian coproduction with Belgium, and Violent by Andrew Huculiak will be shown in competition and also make their world premieres in the Official Selection and Forum of Independents sections, respectively. In the non-competitive sections, the documentary Earth’s Golden Playground by Andreas Horvath, Pierrot Lunaire by Bruce LaBruce, and Que ta joie demeure by Denis Côté will allow Canadian cinema to shine brightly on Czech territory. Lastly, in the wake of his Jury Prize for Mommy during the past Cannes Festival, Xavier Dolan’s last two films will be presented in the Horizons section. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

Incubator Games Releases Feeding Time

incubator gamesGet ready to sink your teeth into Feeding Time, a casual puzzle game available on iOS today from Toronto’s Incubator Games. Indulge your “tap”petite as Feeding Time challenges you to feed a host of multicoloured animals in frantic, fun levels full of matching food pieces. Simply tap an animal next to their correct foodtype and chain combos together to raise your score. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th June 2014

Discovery Science Invites Viewers to Ignite Their Imagination in a Month-Long Freeview Featuring Alien Theme Week

Discovery ScienceAsking questions, igniting thinking, and advancing the conversation further, Discovery Science’s “Are We Alone?” alien theme week is dedicated to the unknown beyond this planet. Premiering during the Discovery Science freeview (July 21 – August 21), “Are We Alone?” features world-renowned scientists, prominent journalists, and alien investigators examining fascinating accounts of unusual encounters, and possible UFO sightings from around the world. Viewers can indulge their curiosity nightly from July 28 – August 1 with “Are We Alone?” specials and series including the exclusive premiere of Uncovering Aliens (July 30),the network premieres of Alien Mummies (July 29), and Aliens: The Definitive Guide (August 1), and more! Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

Digital Economy Congress Issues Call For Papers

mini-orbyThe Advisory Board for the 2nd Annual Digital Economy Congress is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open.  Subject matter experts working with disruptive technologies that challenge the conventional ways of doing business in the digital economy are invited to submit papers on their area of expertise. Of particular interest are briefs on cutting-edge subjects and themes suitable for presentation in either a panel session or keynote address. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

CMF Funds Ten Francophone Minority Program Projects

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund has announced that 10 Convergent Stream productions have been awarded $7.2M from the Francophone Minority Program, which supports productions that reflect the realities and interests of French communities outside of Quebec. Since 2010, the CMF has contributed $47.0M to 128 Francophone Minority projects. Canadian audiences will be able to enjoy productions from various parts of the country including two from BC, one from Manitoba, two from New Brunswick, and five from Ontario. Of the 10 convergent productions, each of which are created for television and have a digital media component, four are Children’s & Youth, four are Documentaries, and two are Dramas: Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd June 2014

It’s A Deadly Game Launch Tonight On The Listener

the listenerIt’s all gamers and hackers tonight on CTV’s The Listener as Toby (Craig Olejnik), Michelle (Lauren Lee Smith) and Dev (Rainbow Sun Francks) delve into shady dealings and corporate secrecy in the game development world. The IIB team investigates the murder of Duncan Quinn (Christopher Russell), a successful video game developer and former hacker friend of Dev’s on the eve of his new game’s release. Duncan had made good in the highly competitive and profitable world of interactive games, but in building his company he also made a few enemies. Read on to find out more about tonight’s episode as well as the Watch & Win Twitter Giveaway that will take place during the June 23rd debut broadcast of The Listener episode 505 – Game Over. Read the rest of this entry »

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