2nd July 2014

Telefilm Canada Pleased Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty With India Now In Force

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada is very pleased that the Audiovisual Coproduction Treaty (PDF) between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of India came into effect on July 1, 2014. The Treaty was announced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Shelly Glover, on June 11 of this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

NotSoft Releases PondScum For Android

notsoftIt’s a Scum-Eat-Scum pond down here. NotSoft, an Oshawa-based independent game studio, has released its “frenetic eat-’em-up” game Pond Scum for Android phones and devices that puts players in control of a cannibalistic Scum Bubble attempting to become the dominant life form in a pond. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Preview

siggraph 2014The SIGGRAPH 2014 Technical Papers Program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Submissions to the Technical Papers program are received from around the globe and feature high quality, never-before-seen scholarly work. Submitters are held to extremely high standards in order to qualify. In anticipation of the upcoming conference in Vancouver, SIGGRAPH has released a program preview trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

Vancouver Animation School Nominated For Ernest C. Manning Award For Innovation

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School, a Vancouver-based worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, has been named as a finalist for the Ernest C. Manning Award for innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2014

David McLennan Appointed To Canada Media Fund Board

Canada Media Fund The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced on Monday the nomination of David McLennan to the CMF’s Board of Directors following the General Assembly held in Montreal last Wednesday. Mr. McLennan has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior business executive. He joined Sierra Wireless in 2004 as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to that, David spent approximately 10 years in a variety of senior management positions within the Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) group of companies. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th June 2014

Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Summer Highlights

mini-orbyHere is a chronological listing of detailed program highlights for June 30 to July 6 from Family Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. All programming is subject to change – all times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise specified. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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