CFC MEDIA LAB IS AN AWARD-WINNING FACILITY FOR CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION IN DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
The CFC Media Lab is a unique production think-tank, training institute and accelerator for emerging interactive and digital creators, practitioners, entrepreneurs and companies, which has graduated over 200 professionals, prototyped over 100 interactive products and commercialized over 30 technologically-savvy start-ups.
IDEABOOST is a business accelerator with a difference - a bootcamp for companies that want to navigate an entertainment ecosystem that has been radically disrupted by new technologies and demanding audience expectations.
The CFC Media Lab creates ground-breaking productions which include Body/Mind/Change starring David Cronenberg; Late Fragment, Canada’s first interactive feature film; and the dynamic mobile visualization project of What’s Your Essential Cinema, co-produced with TIFF.
Graduate Program in Digital Futures
OCAD University and the CFC Media Lab have partnered to launch a new and innovative Graduate Program in Digital Futures, with a part-time Graduate Diploma and full-time Master's Degrees.
Jumping Screens Comedy Workshop
In this five-month part-time program created by CFC Media Lab in collaboration with the CBC and Aircraft Pictures, we experiment with a novel approach to series-creation. Ultimately the goal of Jumping Screens is to develop a long-format television or “digital first” comedy series for the CBC.
Buffer Festival Industry Day (INACTIVE)
Buffer Festival Industry Day is a one-day conference for industry professionals looking to optimize YouTube as a marketing and distribution channel, as well as a unique opportunity to network with YouTubers, MCNs, CMOs and content producers.
ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab (Inactive)
ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab is a three-month bootcamp for developers and companies that want to navigate the incredible potential of games on the next consumer mega trend of wearable technology.
ASTOUND Initiative (Inactive)
The ASTOUND Initiative, led by the CFC Media Lab in partnership with Hot Docs and OCAD U, is a special endeavour dedicated to creating innovative investment and business development solutions for Ontario-based creative content producers working in digital media, film, television, gaming, transmedia, music and publishing.
TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program (Inactive)
The TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program was Canada's first post-graduate program for new media training and production based on a philosophy that compelling content is created through a collaborative process harnessing a wide range of creative skills, knowledge and talents. From 1997 through 2011, the program ran 27 sessions, had 219 graduates and developed 69 prototypes.
Interactive Project Lab (Inactive)
The Interactive Project Lab accelerated the creative, business and technical skills of Canadian talent, enabling the creation of viable start-up companies that produced innovative cultural and entertainment works; it ran from 2002 to 2007 and incubated over 30 companies.
NBCUniversal Multiplatform Matchmaking Program (Inactive)
The NBCUniversal Multiplatform Matchmaking Program, which ran from 2009 to 2010, was designed for experienced professionals from across Canada working in the traditional media and interactive industries.