The CFC Media Lab has an extensive history of building groundbreaking digital productions, interactive activations and innovative live events ranging from transmedia experiences and live pitching events to online games and applications for wearable technology.
Recent projects include:
- Transmedia experience Body/Mind/Change starring David Cronenberg co-produced with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
- Live photo filter glassware CFC SHARD made through the ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab
- Late Fragment, Canada’s first interactive feature film co-produced with the NFB
- The dynamic mobile visualization project of What’s Your Essential Cinema, co-produced with TIFF
Recent productions have been seen at Google Geek Street, the Ontario Centre of Excellence's Discovery conference, #AcademySocial held during Canadian Screen Week, Made in NY Media Center grand opening, SJ01 Biennale, 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad and 2011 Nuit Blanche at the Bata Shoe Museum.
Several CFC Media Lab productions have been recognized with industry honours including the Webby Awards, the International Alliance Media & Technology Professional Network's Muse Awards and nextMEDIA's Digi Awards.
The Great Canadian Story Engine (2000), was produced in partnership by the CBC and the CFC for the millennium celebrations. It was Canada’s first user-generated content site. It allowed Canadians to post personal stories from a travelling Airstream trailer. It was based on the prototype developed in the TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program by alumni Tessa Sproule, Jason Cliff, Kato Wake, Rena Dempsey and Rand Ardell.
Late Fragment (2007) was North America's first interactive feature film. Produced by the CFC in a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, the film was written and directed by Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron and Mateo Guez. The film focuses on three strangers, whose lives are fractured by thoughts and acts of seething violence. In this interactive feature film, the viewer is able to unravel the interlocked stories with a simple click.
The CFC Media Lab worked with TELUS and the Royal Conservatory to present an installation called "Musical Rumble: Jazz vs Classical," during 2010 Nuit Blanche. The interactive installation featured the Madawaska String Quartet representing classical music and The Occhipinti Jazz Ensemble representing jazz. Larger-than-life renderings of the musicians were projected onto the TELUS Centre windows, as viewers battled to choose their favourite musical genre.