Past Programs

TALENT ACCELERATION

PROJECT ACCELERATION

COMPANY ACCELERATION

PRODUCTIONS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Buffer Festival Industry Day

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.

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ASTOUND Initiative

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.

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ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab

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.

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Mind Pirate

“Working with the ideaBOOST/Mind Pirate Production Lab is like having a team of consultants helping you shape your product. They're awesome people to work with!”

Bill Kouretsos

Little Guy Games

NBCUniversal Multiplatform Matchmaking Program

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.

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Anita Lee

“The NBCUniversal MMP was a unique opportunity to be part of an intense incubator that challenged our pre-existing notions of storytelling.”

Anita Lee

Executive Producer, NFB Ontario

Interactive Project Lab

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.

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Media Lab

"The Interactive Project Lab was a supportive environment with access to top notch mentorship that helped us create a concept that went on to win an International Emmy Award."

Patrick Crowe

Xenophile Media (2002)

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

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.

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"The TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment program was a critical launchpad for me. I came into it as someone who had a whisper of a sense of what digital might do to conventional media; I came out of it with the basic tools to help lead the change."

Tessa Sproule