OMDC Newsletter
MAY 2013

Stay Tuned for the 2013 Trillium Book Award
Shortlist Announcement on May 30, 2013!

Industry Deadlines and Events

Call For Submissions - Canadian Folk Music Awards

Submissions are now open for the 9th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2012 to June 14, 2013 are eligible.

Established by Canada's burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 20 categories. Five nominees are chosen for each category. A three stage jury process by 100 jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official winners in each category. Complete eligibility requirements are listed here. The earlybird submission deadline is May 24, 2013. The final deadline is June 28, 2013.

Digital Media Industry of Ontario (formerly Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) in partnership with the City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office will be hosting the first “Digital Marketplace Meet Up” May 31, 2013 in Nathan Philips Square. There is no cost to attend this all day event which will feature panel discussions, screenings and live music. Students may upload their reels to: which will be made available in a VIP Lounge for interested companies. For companies who wish to promote themselves, a booth rental is available for $185.00 and anyone wanting to reserve a booth should go to the DMIO website at And for further information contact Shirlyn Antonio at

Flight of the Butterflies Soars into the Ontario Science Centre

SK Films is a Toronto-based company, focused on documentary film and television production, and is a world leader in IMAX/Giant Screen and 3D film production and distribution. The company's most recent release is the international sensation Flight of the Butterflies, interweaving a natural history and true human story starring Gordon Pinsent, and which has been garnering 4-star, rave reviews and is the hit of the worldwide IMAX/Giant Screen cinema market.

Game On 2.0 | It's geek paradise -- and an educational kaleidoscope. Game On 2.0, the largest museum exhibition about the history, technology and future of video gaming, premieres in Canada March 9 at the Ontario Science Centre. Planned Ontario outreach features guest speakers including Toronto game developer Ryan Henson Creighton, and U of T game and transmedia expert Sara Grimes. Game aficionados won't want to miss the VirtuSphere, a giant sphere equipped with virtual wireless goggles, which may be the closest replication for the public of a full-body game play experience. Said Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Science Centre, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport: "Video games have changed the way we think, learn and play. This immersive exhibition gives visitors a powerful perspective on the past, present and future."; #gameonscience; @ontsciencectr . For more info:

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

May 14-15 Canada 3.0 Digital Media Conference, Toronto, Ontario
May 15-16 INPlay, Toronto, Ontario
May 15-26 Festival de Cannes,Cannes, France
May 29-June 1 Book Expo America (BEA), New York City, New York.
May 29-31 2013 Creative City Summit, Ottawa, Ontario.
May 29-31 Ottawa International Game Conference, Ottawa, Ontario
May 30 Trillium Book Award Shortlist Announcement, Toronto, Ontario.

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