Interactive + Digital Media
Discover industry contacts, program recipients, productions shooting and more.
In collaboration with Creative BC, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Trade Commissioner Service of Canada, Ontario Creates is organizing an Ontario/British Columbia IDM Trade Mission to Berlin, Germany from August 28 to 31, 2022. Deadline: May 18, 2022 by 5:00pm...
The seventh annual Creative Industries Week is bringing industry associations, stakeholders and creators together to showcase and celebrate B.C.’s dynamic creative sector the week of May 16, 2022. The diverse creators from the book publishing, interactive + digital...
Are you looking to hone your communication skills in a team setting and work effectively in groups? This is a critical skill to have for success in the creative technology industry. BCIT, in partnership with DigiBC, has created the Communication in Team-based...
British Columbia’s interactive and digital media industry is one of the most dynamic engines in the B.C. economy and is a key driver of skilled jobs that will define the future of the province.
The core B.C.’s green, knowledge economy-based interactive and digital media industry is represented by 161 video game companies – 62 micro, 83 standard, 19 large – from world leaders in e-sports to emerging regional entrepreneurs and employers (Source: Entertainment Software Association of Canada, ESAC). Beyond this, B.C.’s virtual and augmented reality ecosystem was comprised of 230 immersive tech companies prior to the pandemic in 2019 (Source: VRARA) making it the second-largest centre in the world.
The interactive and digital media industry is a broad category. However, for Creative BC’s purposes, we include in our definition companies telling stories through entertainment and educational interactive games, experiences and applications. The field is changing rapidly, and even the definitions of the businesses and products within it are evolving more slowly than the companies and the marketplace itself.
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Research + Reports
Recent industry insights and impacts of B.C.’s creative industries.
CIERA™ | Creative Industries Economic Results Assessment
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DigiBC promotes, supports and accelerates the growth, sustainability and competitiveness of B.C.’s digital industries such as Mobile & Wireless, Video Games, Animation & Special Effects, etc.
The VRARA Vancouver chapter is the leading voice of VR/AR in British Columbia and represents the coming-together of brilliant minds across the VR/AR/MR ecosystem, from original content creators & creative distributors to innovative hardware companies and ambitious researchers.
The Frontier Collective is the first organization to formally represent and advance the interests of the region’s fastest-growing technologies, including Web3, the metaverse, VR/AR, AI, climate tech, and creative industries such as eSports, NFTs, VFX, and animation
Vancouver ACM Siggraph is a non-profit society serving researchers, professionals and artists who are involved in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Spark CG Society
The Spark Computer Graphics Society organizes SPARK conferences & festivals and promotes and fosters the local computer graphics community in B.C.
Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)
ESAC is the voice of the Canadian video game industry. Their annual report, Essential Facts, provides important economic, demographic and public opinion data about Canada’s video game industry.
Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit
The interactive digital media tax credit (IDMTC) is for eligible registered corporations that develop interactive digital media products in B.C. after August 31, 2010 and before September 1, 2023.
Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.
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