Industry News

  • Canadian Game Awards Nominations Applications are now open for submissions

    December 15, 2020
    As the third-largest developer of video games in the world, this award show celebrates Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The Canadian Game Awards has been designed to be “by the industry and for the industry” with an interest in engaging public and fan participation.

    The Canadian Game Awards are founded and produced by Northern Arena Productions. The producers are joined by a National Advisory Board of Developers and leaders in the Canadian digital entertainment industry.
  • SXSW Pitch 2021

    December 15, 2020
    SXSW Pitch returns for its thirteenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem’s most exciting, innovative, and cutting-edge technology!

  • WIA Vancouver Master Class: A day in the life of an animation art director

    December 15, 2020
    Youth Media Alliance (YMA) and Women in Animation (WIA) are looking for women (cis and trans women) as well as gender non-conforming and non-binary animators, illustrators, designers, story board designers, comic book illustrators, visual effects artists, video game artists, concept artists who show a talent and passion for animation for children’s content.
  • DOC BC + Yukon + Northwest Territories Breakthrough Program

    December 15, 2020
    Prepare to pitch for development funds and a development deal for your project. Sell your project to prestigious festival markets like Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and beyond! Six emerging and high-potential creators (writers, producers or directors) will be selected for this rigorous and intimate market-preparation course where they’ll develop a successful festival strategy and hone their project pitches and materials to prepare for festivals and markets like the Deal Maker program at Hot Docs.

    The Breakthrough Program was created with a mandate to provide more access and inclusion for individuals self-identifying as Black, Indigenous, a person of colour, and/or LGBTQ+ and to increase participation for emerging film creators from underrepresented communities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.
  • BC’s Motion Picture Production Industry & the Global Pandemic in 2020: The Rear View & the Look Ahead

    December 14, 2020
    On December 15th at 7pm PST, the Motion Picture Production Industry Assn. of BC (MPPIA) will convene its final “Town Hall” panel session of 2020. In this session, B.C.’s production community will gather to hear from industry leaders – all of you – as we take stock of one of the most extraordinary years on record.
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