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  • 28 Apr 2023 by DigiBC

    Thank you to Invest Vancouver for their support as the founding sponsor of the Signals creative technology showcase, and for this story highlighting our sector as a key economic driver in the region. Presented by DigiBC and the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society, Signals is a unique interactive exhibition that celebrates the creative power, playfulness, and storytelling potential of new technologies. In its first edition, Signals spotlighted BC’s wealth of talent in a multi-day showcase of Canadian and Indigenous works.



    Cutting-edge creative technology. Gripping stories. Canadian and Indigenous talent.
    Creativity and tech innovation take form here.


  • 20 Apr 2023 by DigiBC

    To cap off Creative Technology Day, we’d like to highlight and acknowledge a few of the major awards and accolades that some of our members have received within the last year!

    Maclean’s Power List 2023
    Top 10 Hollywood North Stars: Sharon Taylor (COO, Animal Logic)
    Top 10 Gaming Tycoons: Shyang Kong (Co-founder, SkyBox Labs)  

    The BIV BC500 List 2022
    Film & Television: Michelle Grady (Sony Pictures Imageworks)
    Digital Media: Natali Altshuler (EA SPORTS & RACING), Loc Dao (DigiBC), Justin Dowdeswell (Relic), Amir Nasrabadi (Disney Animation), Josh Nilson (East Side Games), Ryan Peterson (Unity Technologies), Jennifer Twiner McCarron (Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird), Kay Wong-Alafriz (Kabam)

    East Side Games
    • BC Export Award: Advancing Technology and Innovation
    • Globe and Mail: Canada's Top Growing Companies 2022 (#172)
    • Josh Nilson (GM & Co-founder): Person of the Year (Technology Impact Awards)

    Atomic Cartoons
    • BC Export Award: Digital and Media Entertainment
    • NAMIC Vision Award: Animation (Molly of Denali)
    • BC Reconciliation Award (Molly of Denali)

    Loc Dao (Executive Director, DigiBC)
    • Vancouver Magazine's 2023 Power 50 List (#48)

    DNEG // Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power (Udûn)
    • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode (VES Awards)

    Relic Entertainment
    • Best Places to Work Canada 2022: Best Large Company (200+)
    • Best Places to Work Canada 2022: Health & Wellbeing Award

    Image Engine // The Book of Boba Fett
    • Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie (Emmy Awards)

    Scanline VFX // Godzilla vs. Kong
    • Best Film Visual Effects (Saturn Awards)

    Mainframe Studios
    • Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program (Children's & Family Emmy Awards) // Octonauts & the Ring of Fire
    • Best Holiday or Special Episode: Preschool Programming (Kidscreen Awards) // Madagascar: A Little Wild - “Holiday Goose Chase”

    WildBrain Studios
    • Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Children's & Family Emmy Awards) // Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
    • Best Inclusivity: Tweens/Teens Programming (Kidscreen Awards) // The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder
    Best Holiday or Special Episode: Kids Programming (Kidscreen Awards) // Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love