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.
With the acquisition of Oculus Rift by Facebook and with heavy investments into the VR landscape from companies like Google, Samsung and Sony, VR is accelerating rapidly, with industry revenues predicted to reach the billion dollar mark before 2020. In 2016, VR has finally made the transition from prototype to commercial launch, and is poised to become the next big platform for media and entertainment.
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.
Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that will provide opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and startups from the cultural, creative, and media industries.
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.
OPEN IMMERSION: A Virtual Reality Creative Doc Lab
OPEN IMMERSION: A Virtual Reality Creative Doc Lab was created as an experimentation and creation lab for diverse creators from the US and Canada to explore VR storytelling.
The programs at Media Lab change drastically every year. Click below to view a collection of previous programs.