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24th July 2013

Whistler Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions For Feature Project Lab

whistler film festivalUp to six producers from across Canada will be selected to participate in the WFF Feature Project Lab, an intense four-day business and marketplace immersion experience presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada. New for 2013, this program will be held from December 3 to 6, 2013 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit. Designed to advance Canadian creative talent, the WFF Feature Project Lab focuses on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen by facilitating feedback as well as collaboration on and investment in film projects that have US and international appeal.  Read the rest of this entry »

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20th July 2013

MPPIA Short Film Award And New Creative BC Passport To Markets Event Additions

MPPIAEstablished in 2007, the MPPIA Short Film Award provides one filmmaker with the opportunity to further develop their directing career by realizing a unique creative vision in a short film project.  Applicants will be short-listed into a field of candidates who will pitch their projects at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival taking place December 4 to December 8. The successful candidate will receive a $15,000 cash award plus services ‘in-kind’ valued up to $100,000 from across the industry, enabling the filmmaker to complete their project with the guidance of experienced industry professionals and support services provided by the top supply houses in British Columbia. The completed film will have its world premiere screening at the 2014 Whistler Film Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th July 2013

Top Entertainment Industry Leaders Launch Unique And Exciting Film Director Competition

movie orbyIn a bold new move, Premier Digital Publishing, in partnership with Gandolfo-Helin Literary Management, Producer Steve Ecclesine, and novelist Jonathan Ryan have announced the launch of an unprecedented film adaptation director contest. The “3 Gates of the Dead Filmmaker Competition” invites aspiring film directors from across the United States and Canada to enter the contest in one of two ways. Using the horror mystery novel “3 Gates of the Dead” by Jonathan Ryan, to be published October 15, 2013 in eBook and print by Premier Digital Publishing. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th July 2013

Kensington Communications Facebook Fan Contest

kensingtonAs a thank you to the people who have liked Kensington Communication‘s fan page on Facebook, the producer of the hit History TV educational series Museum Secrets is holding a contest. Like the Kensington Facebook page beforeAugust 8, 2013 to unlock the contest app and gain access to the entry form and prize details. The prize pack includes four episodes each of Museum Secrets (Season 1) and The Sacred Balance with David Suzuki on DVD along with two tickets to both of these Toronto landmarks: The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. Value of the prize is $175. Please see the Contest Rules for complete information. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

CodeProject Announces Windows Azure Developer Challenge Grand Prize Winner

developermediaToronto-based DeveloperMedia‘s software dev online community CodeProject has announced that Phil Lee is the grand prize winner of its recent Windows Azure Developer Challenge. Over $16,000 in prizes was awarded to 21 individuals throughout the 10-week Windows Azure Developer Challenge.  The contest pitted developers from across the globe against each other in five stages of competitions that incorporated tasks like building a website, using SQL, spinning virtual machines, and building responsive mobile access for their Azure apps. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th July 2013

Casual Games Association Brings Indie Prize Showcase To Casual Connect USA

Casual ConnectThe Casual Games Association (CGA) has announced that it will feature the first North American Indie Prize Showcase at its Casual Connect Conference in San Francisco. The event, launched earlier this year at Casual Connect Europe and Asia events, is expected to feature new games from more than 100 indie development teams. The Indie Prize Showcase is a free program created to reward the industry’s top independent development talent with resources, relationships and recognition. For the first North American event, more than 100 games will be featured on-site at Casual Connect by the development teams who created them. Take a look at some of the games already featured – can you spot the Canadian titles? Read the rest of this entry »

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4th July 2013

MasterCard Canada Calling All Developers to Master the Code

mastercard canadaMasterCard celebrated 40 years in Canada yesterday by announcing the corporation’s partnership with MaRS Discovery District to open a new networking space for entrepreneurs and announcing MasterCard N>XT, the first payment network developer challenge with Rogers and CIBC as co-sponsors, to be held at the MaRS Center. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th June 2013

CineCoup Announces The Big Deal from Banff

cinecoupThe next level begins now for Regina’s Wolfcop, selected by the inaugural CineCoup Film Accelerator to receive up to $1 million in financing and a guaranteed Cineplex release in 2014.  Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2013

Samsung Canada And GALAXY S 4 Reward Homegrown Talent With The Experience Of A Lifetime

Samsung CanadaSamsung Canada is giving Canadians the opportunity to show their talent and win an experience of infinite possibilities. Inspired by the GALAXY S 4’s features, the Infinite Possibilities contest recognizes the immense talent that Canadians have to offer and will help three lucky individuals on their road to success. To enter the contest, Canadians need to demonstrate whatever their gift or passion is, and Samsung Canada will pick the biggest and brightest stars from across the nation and build once-in-a-lifetime experiences around their talent. Entry deadline is July 10 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd June 2013

2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

socanThe Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has announced the five finalists for its eighth annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize (formerly the SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize) in English, and the nominees once again reflect the breadth and depth of Canada’s rich songwriting talent. Read the rest of this entry »

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