OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2013

Industry Deadlines and Events

July 15 – Connecting Cottbus East-West Co-production Market is currently accepting producer applications for its 2013 pitching session in November, 2013. With a mandate to connect Eastern Europe with the rest of the world, Cottbus is the ideal forum for pitching east-west stories or connecting with producers, sales agents, distributors, commissioning editors and financiers interested in films and storytelling related to the region. Producers with projects that show potential for East-West co-production can apply until July 15th 2013 to pitch their projects; industry guests without projects can register until October 1st. Connecting Cottbus will be held November 7th-8th, 2013 as part of the Film Festival Cottbus in south east Germany. www.connecting-cottbus.de for further information.


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Check out the great list of talent on the Polaris Music Prize Longlist! Get ready for the Polaris Music Prize Shortlist announcement on July 16, 2013 and the winner announcement on September 23, 2013. Follow on Facebook; Twitter: @polarisprize and Instagram: @polarisprize.


July 19 – Call for entries for Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) 2013 - Do you think you have what takes to be the best in digital publishing in Canada? Enter COPA 2013 to find out. Entry Deadline is July 19, 2013.


Aug. 21-25 - gamescom 2013 (Cologne, Germany) is one of the leading international gaming events of the year and will become the centre of global success for five days of intense networking, marketing and sales activities. gamescom features development, publishing, retail and consumer-oriented products and covers the entire spectrum of the international gaming sector: PC-Games, Video-, Browser-, Online- and Mobile Games and Gaming Hardware. Once again, the Canadian Pavilion will be at gamescom 2013. The Pavilion will have the same excellent location in Hall 4.2 as last year, in the middle of the show's Business Area. The Canadian government and provincial trade representatives will be on-hand to guide this venture by assisting trade-minded companies before, during and after gamescom to ensure your success! Don't miss the opportunity to join this showcase of innovative Canadian companies - the perfect marketplace for successful business deals and an enjoyable trade show experience. For more information, please contact Angela Spreng at the Ontario International Marketing Centre: angela.spreng@international.gc.ca


http://www.omdc.on.ca/enewsletter/June_2013/images/thisIssue/game-on.jpgGame 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." www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/gameon; #gameonscience; @ontsciencectr . For more info: Christine.crosbie@osc.on.ca