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Stitch Media: CNMA 2010 Winner!

HUGE congratulations to Stitch Media for walking away with BEST IN CANADIAN CULTURE – INTERACTIVE for Redress Remix at the Canadian New Media Awards 2010 last night!

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Receives I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review Award

Congratulations to CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Tahir Mahmood, whose mortar & pestles continue to garner awards! The I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review awarded Silver to Tahir’s “Chattoo Wattas” in the Consumer Product Category!

Since 1954, the I.D. Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure.

Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture. Each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners who focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design.

Check out the rest of Tahir’s work!

Out My Window Nominated for IDFA Doc Lab Award

Congrats to NFB/Interactive and Gerry Flahive, Kat Cizek, Branden Batuhin, Heather Frise, and the hundreds of photographers and researchers that made HIGHRISE: Out My Window happen! You deserve this nod!

IDFA presents a new documentary award: the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling. The prize (Canon 5D Mark II camera, made available by Canon) is awarded to the DocLab project that uses digital technology in the most creative and effective way to tell a documentary story.

The award winner will be determined by an international jury consisting of Alexandre Brachet (Gaza-Sderot.com, Prison Valley 2009), Antoinette Hoes (Leylines) and Zach Wise (The New York Times).

Check out DocLab: the official new media program of IDFA, showcasing new forms of documentary storytelling, digital technology and media art.

The judging happens today! Best of luck, team!

Stitch Media Strikes Again!

Hey Stitch. How hot are YOU!?

Leave it to CFC Media Lab Alumni Evan Jones, Victoria Ha, and Michael Schaus to knock your socks off!

Stitch Media‘s Moderation Town has been nominated as one of the Hottest Video Content of 2010 by nextMEDIA’s Digital Hot List. Stitch will be pitching the NSFW web series at NextMedia in Toronto at the end of November.

moderationtown.com
@moderationtown


This ‘living documentary’ scored the TSV Visionary Video Award:

An important, timely work that freshly illuminated historical, political and personal struggles and brought a brilliant combination of research and innovation into the process of reclaiming our history.

Note from the Jury, 2010 Reel Asian Film Festival

…Way to go, guys! HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND!

CNMA 2010 Nominees Announced!

Last night, the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA’s) announced their 2010 Nominees!

The CNMAs are the country’s only nationwide competition that clebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian New Media Awards are a part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading forum for the convergence of all forms of digital media, taking place November 29th & 30th, 2010 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The CNMA gala ceremony will be held December 1, 2010, on the Trading Floor of the Design Exchange. The event is a four-part affair comprised of a pre-awards showcase, cocktail reception, awards ceremony and the much-anticipated after-party.

“We received more entries than any other year from almost every province in Canada, and we’re thrilled to be recognizing such a diverse range of companies and individuals. Every year the bar is raised with innovative creativity, entrepreneurship, and pioneering technology.”

- Jory Groberman, Executive Director of nextMEDIA


2010 CNMA CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES


Canadian new media company.
Start-up or established, it’s all the same category – the winning company will have taken digital media to the next level. Must make a minimum of $2 million in revenue.

• Frima Studio
• I Love Rewards
• Metroleap
• Syncapse Corp.
• Vision Critical

Promising New Company of the Year sponsored by RBC Royal Bank: 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 2010.

• Bitstrips Inc.
• Entrinsic
• Polar Mobile
• Trend Hunter

Digital Media Technology of the Year: Awarded to the piece of technology that will most radically change the media landscape. Technology can be software or hardware based. The technology must have been created by Canadian developers working in Canada at the time of its development and launch.

• dimeRocker, OverInteractive Media
• HootSuite, HootSuite Media, Inc
• ShinyAds, Shiny Ads
• Voices.com, Voices.com

Best in Canadian Culture – Interactive: Awarded to an interactive property which helps diverse Canadian communities share their stories and cultural collections—from national and provincial to municipal and local— with new and growing international audiences. Must add visibility to Canada’s cultural experiences through an online exploration of our heritage and culture.

• Days of Remembrance, Canwest
• Le Tapis rose de Catherine, Les Productions Rose Nanan
• Redress Remix, Stitch Media
• Tourism Montreal, Sid Lee

Best Cross-Platform Project: Recognizes 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.

• Inside Disaster, PTV Productions Inc.
• The Baxter Online Experience, Smokebomb Entertainment Inc.
• The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki, National Film Board of Canada
• The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games from Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, CTV

Best Online Portal: An online video portal that distributes video content via the Internet or mobile technology. Videos can be any length or genre, and may include music videos, movies, news clips, videos, and full-length TV shows. Portals will be judged according to value of content for the audience, brand distinction, functionality and enhanced features such as social networking tools.

• CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca: Canada’s Digital Olympic Destination, CTV
• Doritos Viralocity, Proximity Canada
• Hot Docs Library, Hot Docs
• Urbania.ca, TOXA

Best Kids Interactive: Honouring excellence in the development of interactive platforms for both entertaining and informing children aged 13 and under. Entries include online video, websites, cross-platform media, and products with a digital environment.

• MY LIFE ME / 3etMoi, CarpeDiem Film & TV inc
• Overruled! You Rule, Smokebomb Entertainment Inc.
• RoboMath / RoboMatique, Project Whitecard Inc.
• The M.I. High Game: The Grand Mistress Mystery, Xenophile Media

Best Online Program, Series or Film: Recognizing excellence in the development of a production that is viewed exclusively by Internet audiences. Entries may include a factual or fictional production of any genre with no transmission on television or theatrical release prior to launch.

• Canadians in Haiti: Stories of Loss and Remembrance, CBCNews.ca
• En audition avec Simon, Radio-Canada
• GDP – Measuring the human side of the Canadian economic crisis, National Film Board of Canada
• RemYx, Vivavision

Best Mobile Application sponsored by Adenyo: Open to any application that delivers services to a mobile phone. This application demonstrates excellent functionality, innovation, audience reach and frequency, as well as excellence in the use of the capabilities of the mobile medium.

• 2010 Guide – Official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Mobile Spectator Guide, Xomo Digital Inc.
• MyFoodFacts, Visdatec Inc.
• NFB Films Application, National Film Board of Canada
• Thumpies, Big Blue Bubble

Best Web-Based Game: Innovative games playable in a web browser created by Canadian developers for any market or audience. Entries may include games with either single or multiplayer experiences.

• Experience the Haiti Earthquake, PTV Productions Inc.
• Home Sweet Home Online, Big Blue Bubble
• One Ocean Interactive, Tactica Interactive
• Woozworld, Woozworld Inc.

Best Use of Social Media: Demonstrates excellent use of social media for business, arts, or community organizations. Must exhibit innovation in creating and connecting communities.

• Doritos Viralocity, Proximity Canada, Frantic Branded Content
• NOS Energy Drink Challenge
• Republic of Doyle, Republic Season 2, Inc.
• Thoora.com, Thoora.com

Best Online Advertising: Excellence in the creation, delivery and execution of online advertising campaigns. Including but not limited to video, gaming, mobile, websites, banners, pop-ups, microsites, email, digital out of home, and rich media. Entries will be judged according to level of user engagement, awareness, and use of medium.

• Gillette ProGlide, Proximity Canada
• K-Y Intimacy Experiment, Noise Digital
• Tic Tac Small Fun, Noise Digital
• Tourism Montreal – Montreal buzz, Sid Lee

Best Branded Entertainment: Demonstration of content that uniquely positions a brand, product or service within the context of a multi-platform entertainment experience. Must include online video content and one other component (merchandise, mobile, games).

• Cliff Your Ride, The Vacuum Design Inc.
• Pedigree Adoption Drive, Proximity Canada
• The Weak Shop, DDB Canada
• Urbania.ca, TOXA Community

Campaign of the Year: Excellence in the use of the digital medium for communicating with, advocating for and marketing to communities about social causes affecting the world. Methods of outreach can include all forms of digital media, including websites, mobile, and social technologies.

• It’s Time To Shout, Gravity Ltd
• Love Letters to the Future, Xenophile Media
• Pocheville.ca – Motel Biqoudi, Inpix
• The NFB Test Tube with David Suzuki, National Film Board of Canada

Special Achievement Categories

Executive of the Year:

• Alon Marcovici, CTV
• Michael McGuigan, Breakthrough New Media
• Ryan Holmes, HootSuite Media, Inc
• Yann Paquet, Reader’s Digest

Online Artist of the Year:

• Arcade Fire
• Deadmau5
• Down With Webster
• Hail the Villain

Producer of the Year:

• Pablo Vio, Jam3
• Philippe Lamarre, TOXA
• Thomas Wallner, Xenophile Media
• Victoria Ha, Stitch Media

Digital Media Woman of the Year:

• Guinevere Orvis, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
• Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Vancouver Film School
• Nadia G (aka Nadia Giosia), www.BitchinLifestyle.TV
• Ramona Pringle, PeakMedia

Collective Developer of the Year:

• Benoit Beausejour, Turbulent Media
• Boris Chan, Xtreme Labs
• Kris McLaughlin, The Vacuum Design Inc.
• Matt Fisher, marblemedia

Interactive Designer of the Year:

• Jason Kerr, Taxi
• Myron Campbell, Switch United
• Tyler Kealey, The Vacuum Design Inc.

For more info and to register…

I’m crossing my fingers for CFC Media Lab Alumnae, Victoria Ha (Stitch Media) for Producer of the Year!

CNMA’s Submission Deadline: 4 Days Left!


Hey digital superstars!

Get the recognition and respect you deserve by entering your digital masterpiece into the CNMA’s. The Canadian New Media Awards (www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto) are taking place December 1st, at the Design Exchange (Toronto), and looks to honour the country’s best individuals, companies and projects.

You know your work is good, and we know it too!
Submit today! www.nextmediaevents.com/cnma

Canadian New Media Awards 2010: Now Open For Nominations!

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Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs), the country’s only nationwide competition recognizing the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies, is now open for nominations! The awards are part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media production and development marketplace.

Canada is a hotbed of digital innovation. Last year’s nominees and award recipients truly represented the best in digital media and we look forward to discovering fresh talent from leading-edge companies.

- Mark Greenspan, Executive Producer of nextMEDIA and former Senior Training Programs Manager at the CFC Media Lab

Celebrating its 10th year, the CNMAs offers up two exciting new categories:

  • Community Campaign of the Year
  • Digital Media Technology of the Year
The Deets!

THE WHEN: November 29 – 30, 2010
THE WHERE:
The Design Exchange – 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON (The CNMAs Gala Awards will also be held at The Design Exchange on November 30, 2010)
THE RATE: Kick Off Rate is only available until September 17, 2010. Click here to register: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=32

Think you’ve got the chops to enter?

To be considered for this year’s CNMAs, choose the category which best applies to the achievements that you would like to highlight for this year’s awards. To view all the categories and to check your eligibility, click here: www.nextmediaevents.com/cnma/competition-categories.php
Regular Rate is $175.00 CDN. Enter today! Contest is closing September 17th, 2010.

For more information, please contact:
Tiffany Rushton | Program Producer – Awards
Email: trushton@achillesmedia.com

Save the Date, Toronto – Gentrification: The Game! Coming July 25

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Whether you’re a strategic collector of railroads or would rather invest in hotels on Mediterranean and Baltic, here is your official invitation and reminder to come out and play award-winning Gentrification: The Game! developed by Atmosphere Industries (www.atmosphereindustries.com) comprised of CFC Media Lab Alumnus and Guest Faculty Member, Kate Raynes-Goldie, with Luke Walker, David Fono and Alex Raynes-Goldie.

Gentrification: The Game! is a game*! But not your usual kind of game.
It’s a game that happens on the street, with sidewalk chalk, parades, and even a mobile web app if you feel like it. It’s called a Big Game by festivals like Come Out and Play in NYC, who awarded us Best in Fest and Best Use of Technology this summer, out of 40 other games from organizations like Disney Imagineering and NYU. Ditto for the Hide & Seek Festival in London, who are flying team across the pond this month for an ultra-exclusive edition of Gentrification: The Game: The British Expansion Pack.

But never fear! The party’s coming back to Toronto as part of Kensington Pedestrian Sunday (as promised: stabletalk.cfccreates.com/2010/05/28/gentrification-the-game-created-by-cfc-media-lab-alumnus/)

The Deets!

THE WHEN: July 25, 2010 at 1 PM
THE WHERE: Kensington Market, Toronto: Corner of Augusta Ave & Denison Sq (by Amadeus Cafe)
ADMISSION: FREE (but registration is advised because there will be a limited number of walk-ups)

Find out more and register to play at www.atmosphereindustries.com/gentrification

*Gentrification in a nutshell: 30 people, divided into teams of developers and locals, fight to collect real-life properties, build chain coffee shops, form BIAs, and bend the neighbourhood to their will. They’ll craft slick advertising campaigns, deliver impassioned speeches, and probably run around a bit. It’s part Monopoly, part public space hacking, and part something else entirely.

CFC Media Lab at OCE Discovery 2010

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The CFC Media Lab will have a booth presence at OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) Discovery 2010, a conference that brings together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and students in shared exploration of the dynamic synergy that is the innovation-commercialization process. Stop by booth #912 to slap some high fives with The CFC Media Lab!

WHEN: May 17 & 18, 2010
WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, (South Building) 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON

Ontario’s world-class research and innovation strength has turned remarkable ideas into equally remarkable products and services. Conferences such as this OCE are crucial to building on the momentum Ontario has achieved and to further sharpening our competitive edge on the world stage.

The CFC Media Lab will also be present at the Premier’s Innovation Awards, an event that honours outstanding Ontarians whose innovative spirit, vision and creativity are making Ontario one of the leading knowledge-based economies of the 21st century.

For the full list of OCE Discovery 2010 exhibitors, click HERE.

Webby Awards Find Homes on Canadian Mantles

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This year’s 14th Annual Webby Awards celebrating outstanding online content will be held on June 14 in New York City. Dubbed the “Oscars of the Online World”, the Webby Awards honour exceptional producers and creators of blogs, websites, web tv shows, interactive advertising, online films, online video and mobile websites.

Canadian content producers have always been strong contenders at the Webby Awards.
This year was no different.

Love Letters to the Future, designed by CFC Media Lab Alumni, Patrick Crowe and Thomas Wallner’s Xenophile Media Inc., walked away with both the Webby and the People’s Voice awards in the “Green” Website category. The site allows users to send a video, image or message to be seen by future generations. In December, the Top 100 entries, as voted by the site’s visitors, were placed in a time capsule and delivered to the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Toronto’s Swarm Entertainment won the Webby Netart award for Nawls, an interactive multimedia web comic.

AmoebaCorp of Toronto won the Webby for best use of animation or motion graphics for a promotional site for The Pop Shoppe.

Academy of Vancouver won the Webby for “best visual design – aesthetic” for History of Flight, a web exhibit of NBA great Michael Jordan’s iconic Air Jordan shoes.

1000 Awesome Things by Toronto’s Neil Pasricha won the People’s Voice award in the “blog – cultural” category.

Manifest Communications of Toronto won the People’s Voice award in the activism category for a site for the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation.

RAPP of Toronto won the People’s Voice award in the pharmaceuticals category for a promotional site for a GlaxoSmithKline product, Alli.

An interactive Web video based on the renowned documentary WaterLife and an iPhone application showcasing Canadian films earned Canada’s National Film Board (NFB) five Webby noms, a record number for the NFB.

Nominated for Online Film & Video, Best Sound Design, was The Curse of Degrassi, from Epitome Pictures Inc.

TAXI Canada‘s Let’s Change Insurance – Aviva Banners received a Banner Campaign nomination for the Interactive Advertising category.

TAXI Canada also received a nod for Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics in the Website category for Smart Set’s Fashion At Play.

For the Email Marketing category, DDB Canada / Tribal Vancouver received a nomination for The Big Wild Email.

DDB Canada / Tribal Vancouver also received a nod for Russian Dolls for the Online Commercial category.


WAY TO BRING IT, CANADA!

*banner image from Xenophile’s Love Letters to the Future.

CFC Media Lab Alumnus Receives I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review Award

Congratulations to CFC Media Lab Alumnus, Tahir Mahmood, whose mortar & pestles continue to garner awards! The I.D. 2010 Annual Design Review awarded Silver to Tahir’s “Chattoo Wattas” in the Consumer Product Category! Since 1954, the I.D. Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic and environment design, from the iconic to […]

Out My Window Nominated for IDFA Doc Lab Award

Congrats to NFB/Interactive and Gerry Flahive, Kat Cizek, Branden Batuhin, Heather Frise, and the hundreds of photographers and researchers that made HIGHRISE: Out My Window happen! You deserve this nod! IDFA presents a new documentary award: the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling. The prize (Canon 5D Mark II camera, made available by Canon) is […]

Stitch Media Strikes Again!

Hey Stitch. How hot are YOU!? Leave it to CFC Media Lab Alumni Evan Jones, Victoria Ha, and Michael Schaus to knock your socks off! Stitch Media‘s Moderation Town has been nominated as one of the Hottest Video Content of 2010 by nextMEDIA’s Digital Hot List. Stitch will be pitching the NSFW web series at […]

CNMA 2010 Nominees Announced!

Last night, the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA’s) announced their 2010 Nominees! The CNMAs are the country’s only nationwide competition that clebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies. Now in its 10th year, the Canadian New Media Awards are a part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading forum for the convergence of all […]

CNMA’s Submission Deadline: 4 Days Left!

Hey digital superstars! Get the recognition and respect you deserve by entering your digital masterpiece into the CNMA’s. The Canadian New Media Awards (www.nextmediaevents.com/toronto) are taking place December 1st, at the Design Exchange (Toronto), and looks to honour the country’s best individuals, companies and projects. You know your work is good, and we know it […]

Canadian New Media Awards 2010: Now Open For Nominations!

Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs), the country’s only nationwide competition recognizing the accomplishments of Canada’s most successful digital media companies, is now open for nominations! The awards are part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media production and development marketplace. Canada is a hotbed of digital innovation. Last year’s nominees and award recipients truly represented […]

Save the Date, Toronto – Gentrification: The Game! Coming July 25

Whether you’re a strategic collector of railroads or would rather invest in hotels on Mediterranean and Baltic, here is your official invitation and reminder to come out and play award-winning Gentrification: The Game! developed by Atmosphere Industries (www.atmosphereindustries.com) comprised of CFC Media Lab Alumnus and Guest Faculty Member, Kate Raynes-Goldie, with Luke Walker, David Fono and […]

CFC Media Lab at OCE Discovery 2010

The CFC Media Lab will have a booth presence at OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence) Discovery 2010, a conference that brings together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, researchers and students in shared exploration of the dynamic synergy that is the innovation-commercialization process. Stop by booth #912 to slap some high fives with The CFC Media Lab! WHEN: […]

Webby Awards Find Homes on Canadian Mantles

This year’s 14th Annual Webby Awards celebrating outstanding online content will be held on June 14 in New York City. Dubbed the “Oscars of the Online World”, the Webby Awards honour exceptional producers and creators of blogs, websites, web tv shows, interactive advertising, online films, online video and mobile websites. Canadian content producers have always […]

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