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Media Lab Christmas Party on Thurs Dec 17 8pm-1Am at The Ossington


It’s that time of year again inHabitants!

We know everyone’s getting curiouser and curiouser about what theme CFC Media Lab will have this year (or NOT!). So start gargling with hot water and salt this week ‘cause the Lab is going all GLEE this year! We will have special choreography and songs ready just for you. And if you’re interested in the show choir battle at midnight let us know and we’ll put you on the list.

Don’t forget to RSVP to!!!

CFC Media Lab

Win Free Tuition for the CFC Media Lab’s Interactive Art & Entertainment Program!


Win Free Tuition for the CFC Media Lab’s Interactive Art & Entertainment Program!


At the CFC Media Lab, we’ve always had a sense that in a connected, interactive world the line between the real and the virtual becomes harder to define. Through the interactive space, people have found new lives, new incomes, new avenues, and new educations. In a sense, the virtual is redefining real. Show us the outer limits of your creativity by re-imagining one of these real-world items as they could be in a world where the virtual and the real are intrinsically connected and you could win your tuition for the CFC TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program.

Enter the competition at: <>

Created in 1997, CFC Media Lab provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and practitioners.  An internationally acclaimed and award-winning facility, graduates of CFC Media Lab emerge as leaders in the world of interactive media and launch careers as interactive media producers, interactive media designers, business development professionals, and creative entrepreneurs.

To find out more: <>

CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project:


CFC Alumni Rea McNamara is working on this amazing project:

The Style Council is a fashion media program that brings together a collective of emerging writers, stylists, and photographers in documenting their own style, as well as what they see on the very streets they walk.

Watch us create Toronto’s first community-driven Stylebook, which will focus on the unique styles of the Dufferin Eglinton / Oakwood Vaughan communities.
This is a fashion media program that she facilitating for local community-development org Art Starts (

Art Starts is a charitable, not for profit organization committed to arts-based community development in the city of Toronto. Our mandate is to build healthier communities using the arts. At Art Starts we understand that the arts are a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them.

Art Starts uses the arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in at-risk neighbourhoods. We offer high quality, responsive and relevant creative opportunities to those who do not have access – namely people living in underserved and stressed communities. We bring together professional artists with people from various neighbourhoods and create projects and programs in all artistic media, with all ages, with artists and participants from various ethnic backgrounds. We reflect the cultures of the neighbourhood and build bridges among them. We also function as an advocacy and referral organization for the artists with whom we work.

CFC Media Lab Alumni – 2009 Canadian New Media Awards Finalists!


We are so proud to announce that Stitch Media [Alumni Evan Jones is one of the partners] is a finalist for PROMISING NEW COMPANY OF THE YEAR: They have a vision, a two-year game-plan, a team of enthusiastic stars and a regulation-sized pool table. Now all they have to do is rise above the fray and make their mark. Award for the “up and coming” company of 2009.

And Total Drama Island – Totally Interactive! | Xenophile Media is a finalist for BEST CROSS-PLATFORM PROJECT: Excellence in interactive enhancement of a television property on digital platforms. Eligible projects could include games, websites and/or mobile applications associated with a television program.

We congratulate Stitch Media and Xenophile Media on their nominations and wish them luck in their quest for the win!

CFC Media Lab Alumni Angela Mackey Exhibiting at OCAD’s Fashion Forward


CFC Media Lab Alumni Angella Mackey is part of this fantastic new exhibit at OCAD:

Fashion Forward
Professional Gallery

Wednesday October 21, 2009 to Sunday January 24, 2010

The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 20 at 9:30 p.m., in conjunction with
the LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oreal Paris.

special needs | wearable tech | sustainability | choice

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Professional Gallery presents the exhibition Fashion Forward: Toronto (ad)dresses the futures from October 21, 2009 to January 24, 2010. Fashion Forward is presented in conjunction with the Fashion Design Council of Canada’s LG Fashion Week beauty by L’Oreal Paris.

Rejecting the cliché that clothing design is only frivolous, Fashion Forward starts by sketching the untold story of Toronto’s couture community, featuring such stalwarts as Hoax Couture alongside more radical designers. But from there it goes on to explore this community’s trademark inventiveness as the inspiration for new forms of social responsiveness. Designers like Wendy Traas and Susan Harris highlight the growing importance of sustainability in fashion. Lily Cornell’s LED-equipped dresses show the lighter side of wearable technology, while the Ocorant heart monitor vests — designed by a team of George Brown College students — emphasize its pragmatic side. And inclusive designs by Izzy Camilleri, Lida Baday and Sansu change the wearer’s relationship to society by addressing special needs.

“Commentators like William McDonough and Michael Braungart suggest that fashion was key to the industrial revolution and will be important again in the sustainability revolution,” said OCAD Curator and exhibition organizer Charles Reeve. “But Fashion Forward wants to go further. Clothing designers tackle important social needs in new, inventive ways, and the discussion around fashion needs to come up to that same level.”

Robin Kay, President of the Fashion Council of Canada and Executive Director of LG Fashion Week, adds, “It is brilliant on the part of curator Charles Reeve to bring about the very first fashion and art exhibit. LG Fashion Week is when fashion is at its best and most current; it is truly an honour for the Fashion Council to introduce Fashion Forward, an exhibit of sustainability and technology.”

Gallery hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

About the Fashion Design Council of Canada (FDCC) Established 1999
The Fashion Design Council of Canada is a non-governmental, not-for-profit national association directed towards fashion designers and the industry at large to brand and exercise their commercial viability both nationally and globally. The FDCC has created a successful Fashion Week, now in its 11th, year that commands international respect, economic trade, and profile of our industry and designers. LG Fashion Week, beauty by L’Oréal Paris, the second largest Fashion Week in North America, is the recognized bi-annual fashion event for our industry. For more information visit

About the OCAD Professional Gallery
Launched in April 2007 with solo exhibits by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Karim Rashid, OCAD’s Professional Gallery is devoted to facilitating connections between, and the contemplation of, contemporary art and design.

Professional Gallery

100 McCaul St.

Toronto, Ontario

416-977-6000 Ext. 265


OCAD Graduate Studies Info Nights

OCAD Graduate Studies Info Nights

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday October 28, 2009

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Thursday, November 26, 2009

Interested in learning more about Graduate Studies at OCAD? Program Directors, Current Students and Staff will be on hand to answer questions and share insight and information.

Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design:
Blending art, media and design production with critical theory, this program challenges students to create new, hybrid forms of visual & social research and production.

Master of Arts in Contemporary Art History:
Launching in September 2010 This Program offers students opportunity to analyze the breadth of the pluralistic scene that is contemporary art.

Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation:
This program positions design as the crucial link between social science, technology and business; drawing on essential design competencies to address the complex problems of contemporary society.

Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice:
Interdisciplinary and international in scope, this program brings together a small group of practicing artists, designers and critics in each cohort. It also features a first-year course in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Where: Graduate Studies Bldg, 205 Richmond St. Rooms 7511, 7514, 7314, & SLab, 6th floor, 100 McCaul St. (for the Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation)
For more information contact Alice Brummell

416.977.6000 x423 <http://http//>

NFB released a free new iPhone app!


NFB released a free new NFB iPhone app yesterday. The app lets you watch hundreds of animated films and documentaries from, streaming, on your iPhone or iPod touch.

They also built in a “Watch Later” feature that lets you load films on your iPhone for up to 24 hours so you can watch them offline. Hopefully that will come in handy on subways and planes and other WiFi deserts.

The app is free and you can download it from iTunes.

Also, if you have time, please let them know what you think about the app – any features you’d like us to add / fix. Send us an email at Thanks!

Vote for CFC Media Alumni Owen Milburn at !!!!


Vote for CFC Media Alumni Owen Milburn at !!!!

He’s made it to the top 25 and we want to get him into the top 10.

The Great Canadian Creative Faceoff is Marketing’s attempt to find the industry’s most creative Canadian, as voted by our readers.

This is a search for the cream of Canada’s creative crop, from across all sectors of our industry-agency, marketer, media, PR.

Thank you for the nominations we received for Marketing’s Great Canadian Creative Faceoff–we had impressive and diverse submissions. You have told us why someone who works in marketing/advertising/media/PR deserves to be cited as our industry’s most creative Canadian for 2009. Now, on to the next exciting step: Marketing has chosen the Top 25, and the profiles of the Top 25 are posted now. Now it’s up to you, Marketing’s audience, to judge and vote. Nominees should reach out to their network to solicit votes for each round of voting. Let the competition begin! Please click on “ENTER VOTING SITE NOW.”

Based on the voting results, the list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists, and again to 5 semi-finalists before the ultimate winner is identified by the total number of votes.

The top five will be invited to a special brunch in Toronto on November 13 (the day after our second annual Marketing Week ends). At that brunch, we’ll reveal the name of the top vote-getter.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Sheffield Doc/Fest announce 2009 “Cross-Media Challenge”


The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Sheffield Doc/Fest announce 2009 “Cross-Media Challenge”

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Sheffield Doc/Fest are issuing a call for proposals for the third CROSS-MEDIA CHALLENGE on the theme of MIGRATIONS

The CROSS-MEDIA CHALLENGE is a competition for innovative, interactive, socially engaged content with applications for mobile and broadband. The winning producer will sign a production development deal with the NFB worth C$10,500/£5,000. The deadline for entries is October 9, 2009. Four semi-finalists will be invited to present their projects at a panel session during the Sheffield Doc/Fest. The winner will be announced at the festival’s Cross Platform program. Semi-finalists must finance their own travel to the festival.


A global leader in developing content for new platforms, the NFB wants to ensure the digital future has room for artistic innovation and social relevance. The CROSS-MEDIA CHALLENGE is one way of reaching out to potential new production partners.

The CROSS-MEDIA CHALLENGE offers media makers an opportunity to develop projects that:
• Inspire an exchange of storytelling practices among diverse communities
• Use media innovatively to foster an international dialogue on issues with local roots
• Unleash the creative talents of alternative voices and communities

The NFB is interested in projects that use the versatility, mobility and borderless nature of new platforms to enable communities to talk to each other.. Projects must be documentary based. The theme for the 2009 challenge is MIGRATIONS.
Eligible projects must be multi-platform, involving the best features of each medium to ensure maximum audience participation. Projects should take full advantage of the range of new platforms, with particular emphasis on those that are interactive, mobile and online. Projects must feature direct contact and interaction with communities as part of their development plan.


Submitted proposals should be a maximum of two pages and provide a succinct overview of your project, a development plan and development budget summary along with any supporting audiovisual material. Proposals must be received by October 9, 2009.

Proposals (including your full name and address) should be e-mailed to Hugues Sweeney <> , Multimedia advisor and designer

All the audiovisual material must be accessible from a web site or a FTP server.

More info here –

Charlie Phillips
Marketplace Producer
Sheffield Doc/Fest
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, S1 2BX, England
Tel  +44-(0)7960-954307
+44-(0)114-276 5141
Fax +44-(0)114-272 1849

4-8 November 2009
Doc/Fest Sheffield is where the international documentary family gets together under one roof for a week of intense deal-making, docwatching and debate.. It is the UK’s premier documentary festival/conference and a must-attend event on the industry calendar



Send us your shorts now!

Now in its 16th year, the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) is the premier venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America. The WSFF offers one of the largest prize packages for short film in the world, presenting over $60 000 in cash and prizes.

As one of only three festivals in Canada accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®, winners of the Best Live-Action Short and Best Animated Short are eligible for the Academy Awards®; while the WSFF’s Canadian award winners are eligible for the Genie® Awards. (UK filmmakers take note: we are also an accredited qualifying festival for the BAFTAs.)

In addition to screenings, the WSFF draws buyers, distributors, industry delegates and filmmakers together from across the globe. The Short Films BIG IDEAS Symposium, offers essential professional development opportunities in a series of seminars, panels and workshops on the art and commerce of short filmmaking. Boasting the largest marketplace for the sale and acquisition of short films in North America, which is attended by buyers, distributors, and programmers, the Festival Business Centre offers an unparalleled opportunity for filmmakers to advance their careers.

Online Entry is available through
For a downloadable entry forms, visit

For more information, please contact us at
Phone: 416-445-1446 x405 | Fax: 416-445-9481
2489 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON, Canada, M2L 1A8