Other Events and Deadlines
March 30, 2013
This competition is open to high school students of all ages across the province and entry is free of charge. The winners of each category will have their films screened across the province on Access Communication network.
The theme for the 2013 competition is: Physical Activity – Get Out, Speak Out, Act Out
The YFF is partnering with Saskatchewan in motion, a province-wide movement that works to get kids moving more. Less than 15% of Saskatchewan kids get the physical activity they need every day. Increasing the physical activity of the kids we care about is a shared responsibility between families, schools and communities to ensure they each do their part to make sure kids get the minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
For the first time in history, children and youth are expected to have a shorter and less healthy life than their parents. Cathie Kryzanowski, General Manager of Saskatchewan in motion says the partnership is a creative way to allow youth to showcase their creative talents and share their messages on the physical activity issue with a broad audience.
“This is a great opportunity for kids to use the power of video to draw attention to the issue and get the ears of community leaders and decision makers,” says Kryzanowski.
- Entries must relate to the theme of the competition and fall into a category, listed below, to be to be accepted. Films must be no longer than 6 minutes.
- Release forms for all persons appearing in films must be submitted with entry form. Entries that do not include release forms will be disqualified from competition. All music and stock-footage used must be properly licensed.
- Films must be submitted to the Yorkton Film Festival on DVD with completed entry and release forms by March 30, 2013. The mailing address is: Yorkton Film Festival, 49 Smith Street East, Yorkton SK, S3N 0H4
Any frame by frame or computer-assisted animated film or video that relies primarily on creative animation techniques to tell a story.
- Performing Arts and Entertainment
Programs which use music and/or performance to entertain or showcase artistic achievement.
Any work, in any genre, intended to elicit laughter or provide humour. Includes all forms of comedy.
Programs that include the dramatic portrayal of characters, settings, life situations and stories.
A filmmaker’s expression, in any genre, using unconventional and innovative production practices and techniques.
Nonfictional productions intended to document some aspect of reality
Deadline to submit: March 30, 2013
September 28, 2012
On Dec. 4, 2012, Canada's digital scene will descend on The Carlu in Toronto for a night devoted to celebrating the best in the business.
Expert Digi Awards juries from across Canada will comb through entries received across 20 distinct categories to determine this year’s Digi nominees — the definitive list of Canada's Digital Elite — outlining the brightest stars and biggest disruptors in the media Canadian media landscape today.
Don't miss this opportunity to solidify your place as one of Canada's very best in digital media. Enter now and save with our early bird rate until August 31.
September 27-28th, 2012
CHRC's National HR Forum
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) will continue "Building Bridges" between cultural leaders and educators/trainers at its national HR Forum in Toronto. The focus of this unique gathering of cultural leaders, key educators and policy makers from across the country will be training needs and gaps in the sector. Through presentations on best practices, thoughtful discourse and provocative discussion, the forum will highlight examples of industry /education collaboration that respond to immediate industry needs, examine the importance of professional development and mentorships, and encourage participants to press for solutions to training challenges.
September 28 - 30, 2012
Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of a National Steering Committee and volunteer Provincial and Territorial Task Forces, thousands of activity organizers self-mobilize at the grassroots level to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year. Everyone can play a role in Culture Days: as an arts or cultural organization, community group, artist, municipality, library, school, citizen, or business person, you can participate in and contribute to the Culture Days movement!
September 28th, 2012
TEDxTransmedia is an inspirational global conference focused on finding ways transmedia thinking can help shape socially responsible media. At TEDxTransmedia 2012 we invite thinkers, doers and ultimately dreamers to join us in a discussion about shaping meaningful media through the opportunities provided by various transmedia techniques.
October 1st, 2012
The program has two components: Research Residencies and Production Residencies. This program is only for projects related to new media; it is not for film or video projects. The program supports projects that provide mutual benefit to artists and host organizations. Grants may be used to cover the direct costs of the residency, such as the guest artists’ subsistence, and the direct costs of the research, creative development and production of artworks undertaken during the residency.
October 1st, 2012
These grants assist Canadian artists working with new media or audio technologies as means of artistic expression. Grants cover artist’s subsistence costs as well as the direct costs of research, creative development and production of artworks created with new media or audio technologies.
October 8-11, 2012
Mipcom is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms.
Each Autumn, the industry’s heavy hitters - from TV and Film’s executive ranks to the red-carpet talent that grace our screens - converge in Cannes from around the globe to create a new world of entertainment.
Four days of meetings, screenings and conferences are turned into deals - from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.
Applications for the second round of 2012 funding from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds open September 19. Updated submission guidelines and required documents lists for both the Completion Fund and Development Fund are now available.
October 17–19th, 2012
Storyworld Conference + Expo
Los Angeles, CA
StoryWorld Conference + Expo is the first major gathering of content creators, platform providers, and entertainment industry leaders dedicated to exploring new business models and working together across media boundaries.
- Discover the best ways to partner with complementary media and increase the value of your intellectual content
- Make deals and connect with potential partners at structured networking events
- Learn best practices from global transmedia front-runners
- Hear case studies from successful media companies already profiting from a transmedia approach
Join hundreds of other industry leaders to help chart the future of the story.
October 22-24th, 2012
World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012)
The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) is
fast approaching and the organizing committee is laying the ground for a
real-time global brainstorming on key issues and opportunities of the digital
Mark your calendar for this 18th edition!
November 15 – 16, 2012
9th Annual Telecommunications Forum
Ottawa Convention Centre
Following last year's successful and informative event, they are pleased to announce this year's date for the 9th Annual Telecommunications Forum.
They have brought together a wide array of speakers, from government to legal experts to industry practitioners to discuss current challenges, trends, and regulations affecting the telecommunication and broadcasting industry.
November 23, 2012
CFC Features is looking to invest in filmmakers from across Canada with engaging stories for the big screen. If you are a writer, director or producer with a feature film in the low-budget realm, this program offers you an unparalleled opportunity to make your movie a reality.
Designed to help filmmakers at various levels of their career, CFC Features gives writers, directors and producers the opportunity to advance their scripts and produce their film to achieve maximum critical and commercial success. CFC Features is a practical, demanding and results-oriented program. It is designed to reflect the needs of the chosen participants and to mirror real-world processes at the Development, Production and Distribution stages.
November 27th, 2012
Canadian Innovation Exchange
The Canadian Innovation Exchange will be back and better than ever November 27 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more details on Canada's most important technology innovation gathering. Important players are already confirming their participation. CIX was a sold out event in 2011 and Registration for CIX 2012 will be launching soon!
December 7th, 2012
Bravo!FACT continues to provide funding to independent Canadian producers, who seek, primarily (but not exclusively), to create contemporary dramatic works for television.
Films of one minute are eligible for grants of up to $10,000, and those of seven-and-a-half for the maximum $50,000.
January 27-30th, 2013
The Realscreen Summit is the most important non-fiction film & television industry event. Now in its 14th year, this highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to the development of business and creative opportunities for those in non-fiction and factual programming and content creation. In partnership with realscreen magazine, the ongoing mandate is to identify the best new ideas, recognize top industry talent, offer the forum for discussion and debate, explore issues and uncover trends and ultimately create an international network of connected individuals leading to business growth and career development.