Sixteen winners take home Digital Alberta Awards

The winners of the 2012 Digital Alberta Awards were revealed earlier this month to a full house. They include: Community and Education Best in Student Interactive Digital Media and Creative Design: First Generation Albertans, Giannitsos & PoonBest in E-learning: Time to Drill, Sajak & FarkiBest Digital Media Leader – Community Leader, Educator, Program Leader, or Department Head: Owen Brierley,Continue reading “Sixteen winners take home Digital Alberta Awards”

Brazilian International Game Festival & Indie Games Festival open to submissions

The inaugural Brazilian International & Indie Game Festival (BIG) is looking for your game submissions! BIG is the first international festival of independent games in Latin America and wants game submissions from all platforms for a chance to win one of several awards, including a US$15,000 prize for best indie game. There are no fees forContinue reading “Brazilian International Game Festival & Indie Games Festival open to submissions”

Canadian video games shining at E3 Expo

A slew of major Canadian-produced video game titles are shining at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo), highlighting the strength and vitality of Canada’s video game industry. At this year’s E3 Expo, taking place in Los Angeles from June 5 to 7, 2012, Canadian-developed blockbuster titles such as Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed III, WBContinue reading “Canadian video games shining at E3 Expo”

Michael Hennessy to helm CMPA

Telus exec Michael Hennessy is joining the Canadian Media Production Association as president and CEO, effective June 18, 2012. Hennessy takes over from the outgoing president and CEO Norm Bolen. Over the past 25 years, he’s leveraged his background in communications to help shape the evolution of public policy and regulation in telecommunications, broadcasting, InternetContinue reading “Michael Hennessy to helm CMPA”

Digital Alberta Awards 2012 finalists announced

The list of finalists for this year’s Digital Alberta Awards have been chosen from more than 90 nominees in 16 categories. The awards program is designed to recognize leaders in innovation, creativity and the evolving digital media sector in Alberta. The list of categories and finalists are detailed below.