5th March 2014

Nominations Open For Startup Canada Awards

startup canadaStartup Canada will recognize the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship movement with a new awards program. The Startup Canada Awards will distinguish the individuals, communities, organizations and institutions in Canada that have demonstrated innovation, excellence, impact and outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship. 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

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

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

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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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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18th February 2014

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Opens The Telefilm Canada New Voices Award Call For Applications

toronto screenwriting conferenceThe Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is calling emerging screenwriters from across Canada to apply for the Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. The award grants five budding writers a complimentary registration to the fifth annual conference where they will learn from preeminent screenwriters including Academy-Award winning scribe of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, Michael Arndt. The TSC takes place on April 5 & 6, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th February 2014

Canadian Videogame Awards Changes Seasons

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe production team of Reboot Communications and EP Media announced today that the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) will move to November 2014 in Toronto. This national award show celebrates excellence in Canadian-made videogames and has been held in Vancouver for the past four years. This date change will facilitate the proper amount of production and promotional attention for the CVAs and provide our country’s game-making community an annual end of the year celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th February 2014

The Phantoms Wins At Second International Emmy Kids Awards

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the Canadian production The Phantoms upon winning the Best Kids TV Movie/Mini-Series at the Second International Emmy Kids Awards last night in New York City. Produced by Dream Street Pictures, The Phantoms follows the basketball team of the Bathurst High School (BHS Phantoms) a year after a terrible road accident that took the lives of seven players and the coach’s wife. As the year and basketball season progresses, the players work together to win the coveted provincial basketball title for the first time in team history. Read the rest of this entry »

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