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Want to Know How BOOSTer Day Went?

January 19 2013 was our first ideaBOOST BOOSTer day held at the amazing Spoke Club.   A special congratulations goes out to all the participants and lead guides who spent the day chatting with BOOSTers about their project’s progress to date.  We also want to thank all of the amazing BOOSTers who came and shared their thoughts and opinions on the progress of the projects.  Want to see more?  Watch this video:

Be sure to check out the flickr page to see some great photos of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cfcmedialab/sets/72157632649172035/

As always follow along with the conversation: @cfcmedialab #ideaBOOST

Congrats to Our Nominated Alums: Canadian Screen Awards

We’re proud to announce all of our alumni nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards 2013, Digital Media. 

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth
Sponsored by Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund

Pillars of Freedom Interactive
(Smiley Guy Studios, Nexus Media)
Jonas Diamond, Jeremy Diamond, Donald Duchene, Brad Sears, Denny Silverthorne

Finding Stuff Out Online
(Smiley Guy Studios)
Jonas Diamond, Jeremy Diamond, Brad Sears, Denny Silverthorne

My Babysitter’s a Vampire Interactive: Humans vs. Vampires
(Secret Location, Secret Location, Fresh TV Inc.)
James Milward, Ryan Andal, Pietro Gagliano, Sabrina Saccoccio

In Real Life Interactive
(Secret Location, Secret Location)
James Milward, Ryan Andal, Pietro Gagliano, Sabrina Saccoccio

Franklin and Friends Interactive
(Watch More TV Interactive Inc.)
Caitlin O’Donovan, Patricia Lee, Marco Mucci, Emma Scratch, Adam Welsh

Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction
Sponsored by Blue Ant Media

Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs
(Shaftesbury)
Shane Kinnear, Jay Bennett, Daniel Dales, Christina Jennings, Jarrett Sherman

Bomb Girls Interactive
(Secret Location, Shaw Media)
James Milward, Susan Alexander, Ryan Andal, Noora Abu Eitah, Marty Flanagan, Pietro Gagliano, Lori Harito, Chris Harris

Rookie Blue: The Interrogation Room
(Secret Location)
James Milward, Noora Abu Eitah, Marty Flanagan, Chris Harris

Drunk and on Drugs the Happy Funtime Hour – Digital
(Happy Funtime Productions 2007 Inc.)
Paul Pope, Colin Busby, Victoria Ha, Dana Herlihey, Evan Jones, Stephen MacLeod

Titanic – The Ultimate Immersive Experience
(Chocolate Liberation Front, Lookout Point, ITV Studios, Bell Fund, Sienna Films)
Shelley Simmons, Arthur Cormac, Evan Doherty, Mclean Greaves, Laura Stitzel

Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction

D-Day to Victory Interactive
(Secret Location)
James Milward, Ryan Andal, Noora Abu Eitah, Pietro Gagliano

Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Fiction
Sponsored by Independent Production Fund

Guidestones
(iThentic, 3 o’clock.tv)
Jonas Diamond, Lisa Baylin, Jeremy Diamond, Jay Ferguson, Denny Silverthorne, Catherine Talt

Space Janitors
(Space Mop)
Geoff Lapaire, Davin Lengyel

What are The Sevens?
(Secret Location)
James Milward, Ryan Andal, José Avelino Gilles Corbett Lourenço, Pietro Gagliano, Ashlee Lougheed

Adapted Screenplay / Meilleure Adaptation 

David Cronenberg  - Cosmopolis
Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg – Goon
Anita Doron - The Lesser Blessed
Martin Villeneuve – Mars et Avril
Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children

See you at nextMEDIA!

nextMEDIA connects you to business opportunities in the digital media industry.

With the rise of multi-screen behavior comes pressure on media publishers and advertisers to connect with customers anytime and anywhere they want to consume content. This pressure is causing unprecedented industry convergence within the advertising, media and technology industries.

nextMEDIA offers a series of conferences, programs and publication to help executives navigate the changes digital technologies are causing within the media industry in order to capitalize on the business opportunites presented.

Register online here: https://registration.achillesmedia.com/delegate_registration/list_products?event_id=49

The CFC Media Lab is proud to present a keynote with Cory Doctorow and a panel with several leading executives.  See the details below!

Known for his progressive publishing and content strategies, signature analogies and unmatched storytelling style, Cory Doctorow will sit down one-on-one with the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre, Ana Serrano, to discuss how the Internet has changed commerce, culture and content.

  • Get a better understanding of the deep implications the internet has on current copyright laws and how this will affect the future development of the media industry.
  • Get a deeper understanding of how the internet has and will continue to affect how businesses are structured.
  •  Re-imagine a future that leverages the collaborative potential the internet offers and better understand where we are heading as a global society.
Host
Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CFC)

Speaker
Cory Doctorow, Author, CorDoc-Co, Ltd

For hundreds of thousands of years humans have sat around the campfire and told stories. These stories have been the bedrock of civilizations creating and reflecting the cultural beliefs of any given society. The 20th century saw the rise of television as the modern campfire where billions of people can sit around and absorb stories that are told. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century as we enter into a more digital, connected and globalized world, we are seeing different types of storytelling emerge. Listen as expert digital storytellers from around the world answer the following questions;

  • How have digital technologies changed the fundamental nature and process of modern day storytelling?
  • What are the new skills that you need to thrive and survive in the age of digital storytelling?
  • Are linear and interactive storytelling compatible? How can they co-exist to complement each other from a creative and business perspective?
Moderator
Nick DeMartino, Principal, Nick DeMartino Consulting
Panelists
Jay Bennett, VP, Creative Director, Smokebomb Entertainment
Esther Lim, CEO, The Estuary
Christopher Sandberg, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, The Company P
Suzanne Stefanac, StoryCubed

Congrats to Our Nominated Alums: Canadian Screen Awards

We’re proud to announce all of our alumni nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards 2013, Digital Media.  Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth Sponsored by Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund Pillars of Freedom Interactive (Smiley Guy Studios, Nexus Media) Jonas Diamond, Jeremy Diamond, Donald Duchene, Brad Sears, Denny Silverthorne Finding Stuff Out Online […]

See you at nextMEDIA!

nextMEDIA connects you to business opportunities in the digital media industry. With the rise of multi-screen behavior comes pressure on media publishers and advertisers to connect with customers anytime and anywhere they want to consume content. This pressure is causing unprecedented industry convergence within the advertising, media and technology industries. nextMEDIA offers a series of conferences, […]

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