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  • 08 Apr 2024 by DigiBC

    DigiBC member Strawberry Fields Interactive announced last week that Aexia is now available for early access on Steam. Aexia is a platform for creating, sharing and playing VR role-playing games. They also recently received some great coverage from industry reviewer, Matteo311. "We're checking out a truly unique VR experience. I've never tried anything exactly like Aexia. While this free-to-play title is still in early access, it already has excellent world building, role-playing and social interactions."


    WATCH THE FULL REVIEW HERE

    CHECK OUT AEXIA ON STEAM


     

  • 28 Mar 2024 by DigiBC

    Open Call for XR Producers

    Gain Mentorship. Make Connections. Showcase Your Work.

     

    Signals is back from September 27 to October 6, and this year we’re excited to unveil the Signals XR Producer’s Lab! 💡

    This is a unique platform for those dedicated to XR, virtual production, and immersive storytelling, providing the necessary structure, tools and support to innovate, network, and showcase world-class projects at the 2024 Signals Creative Technology Expo.

     

    👉 If you are a mid-career producer with a project already in development, or an early-career producer looking for hands-on learning, apply to the Signals XR Producer’s Lab and join a supportive and structured program surrounded by mentors and fellow innovators.

    Spread the word and submit your application by April 18, 2024 to be a part of this exciting opportunity!


     

     

     

  • 26 Mar 2024 by DigiBC

    DigiBC member Think Tank Training Centre has once again partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Access Canada to sponsor five selected artists from underrepresented communities in Canada with full-time tuition to Think Tank’s online 3D art program, CG Asset Creation for Film or Games. This is designed to teach students how to layer essential technical skills with original artistic ideas, master real-world software, and develop an industry-ready portfolio. Highly personalized, hands-on and entirely online, the program helps young artists gain the crucial skills and connections needed to launch a rewarding career in the entertainment industry.
     

    Scholarship Details:
    • Applications are open from March 18 (9:00am EST) until April 19 (8:59pm EST)
    • Five applicants selected as recipients
    • Recipients receive tuition scholarship for Think Tank’s online CG Asset Creation for Film or Games
    • All software provided by Think Tank

     

    CLICK FOR MORE INFO & TO APPLY

     

     

  • 07 Mar 2024 by DigiBC

    The XP Game Developer Summit is back for 2024! Connect with global industry professionals to explore crucial industry trends, develop new and innovative business building opportunities, and help shape the future of gaming and video game IP. The event unites business leaders, developers, publishers, investors, artists, educators and industry organizations for a comprehensive networking and knowledge-sharing experience.

    This year’s focus is on the critical role of IP in games and will feature a series of expert speakers, panels and masterclasses on identifying, building, expanding and exporting IP.  It also includes a Business Lounge with MeetToMatch matchmaking services, an exclusive VIP Lounge, and associated networking events.

    DigiBC members are entitled to an exclusive discount on conference passes, a hotel discount, and have the opportunity to apply to be a speaker.


    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Use the code DIGIBCTOXP24 to receive a 15% discount on passes

     

    HOTEL DISCOUNT BOOKING LINK

    Deadline for preferred pricing is March 21 or when rooms sell out

     

    SPEAKER APPLICATION FORM

    Apply by April 12

     
     

     

     

  • 05 Feb 2024 by DigiBC

    It's awards season and we'd like to congratulate all of our Animation & VFX member companies that have been nominated at this year's Academy Awards, VES Awards, Annie Awards, Kidscreen Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, BAFTAs, NAACP Image Awards and Producers Guild of America Awards.

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    Visual Effects Society Awards
    Winners announced on February 21, 2024


    Scanline VFX

    Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature // Nyad

     

    Framestore
    Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in a Feature // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3
    Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature //Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3
    Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project //Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

    Outstanding Effects Simulation in an Episode // Invasion S02 (A Voice from the Other Side)
    Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 (Rocket)
    Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 (The Arete)
    Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 (Knowhere)


    Sony Imageworks

    Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in a Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project //
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Spider HQ)


    DNEG

    Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature // Oppenheimer
    Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature // Nyad
    Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature // Nimona
    Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode // The Last of Us S01 (Infected)
    Outstanding Compositing & Lighting in an Episode  // The Last of Us
    Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature //
    Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Bringing Topo to Life)
    Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, Game Cinematic, or Real-time Project  // The Last of Us
    (Post-Outbreak Boston)

     


    Annie Awards
    Winners announced on February 17, 2024


    Titmouse
    Best TV/Media – Mature // Scavengers Reign (The Signal)
    Best Production Design - TV/Media // Scavengers Reign (The Storm)
    Best Writing - TV/Media // Scavengers Reign  
    Best TV/Media – Mature // Big Mouth (The International Show)
    Best Music - TV/Media // Animaniacs (Talladega Mice)
    Best Editorial - TV/Media // The Legend of Vox Machina (The Sunken Tomb)


    DNEG Animation
    Best Feature // Nimona
    Best Character Animation - Feature // Nimona
    Best Character Design - Feature // Nimona
    Best Direction - Feature // Nimona
    Best Production Design - Feature // Nimona
    Best Storyboarding - Feature // Nimona
    Best Voice Acting - Feature // Nimona (Chloe Grace Moretz)
    Best Writing - Feature // Nimona
    Best Editorial - Feature // Nimona

     

    Sony Imageworks
    Best Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best Direction - Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best Editorial - Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best FX - Feature //
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best Music - Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best Character Design - Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
    Best Production Design - Feature // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    WildBrain Studios

    Best Special Production // Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie

     


    Kidscreen Awards

    Winners announced on February 5, 2024


     

    WildBrain Studios
    Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie // Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie

     

    Titmouse
    Best New Series - Preschool Programming // Pupstruction
    Best New Series - Kids Programming // Kiff

     


    GLAAD Media Awards
    Winners announced on March 14 (Los Angeles) & May 1 (NYC)


    DNEG Animation
    Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film - Animated // Nimona

     

    WildBrain Studios
    Outstanding Children’s Programming // Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City

    Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film - Animated // The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder S2
     


    Academy Awards
    Winners announced on March 10, 2024


    Framestore
    Best Visual Effects // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3


    DNEG Animation
    Best Animated Feature  // Nimona


    Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Best Animated Feature  // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    BAFTAs
    Winners announced on February 18, 2024


    DNEG Animation
    Best Animated Film  // Nimona


    Framestore
    Special Visual Effects  // Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

     


    Producers Guild of America Awards
    Winners announced on February 25, 2024


     

    Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

     


    NAACP Image Awards
    Winners announced on March 16, 2024


     

    Disney Animation
    Outstanding Animated Motion Picture // Wish
    Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance in a Motion Picture // Wish (Ariana DeBose)

     

    Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Outstanding Animated Motion Picture // Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    WildBrain Studios

    Outstanding Animated Series // The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder S2
    Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (TV) // The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder S2
    (Keke Palmer)
    Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (TV) // The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder S2 (Kyla Pratt)

  • 29 Jan 2024 by DigiBC

    DRAGONS’ DEN gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls - the Dragons. Successful pitchers will have a chance to earn real investment from the Dragons’ own pockets! This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to apply and pitch their business concept for the chance to appear on national television.

    Auditions for season 19 will kick off February 2024 and they will be hosting both virtual and in-person auditions in a few select, major cities. All applicants must apply through the online system, regardless if you are attending an in-person audition or a virtual audition. Selected applicants will be contacted in February 2024 to schedule an audition. Those who are invited to film for the show will need to be available for 1-2 days in Toronto in spring 2024.
     


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