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The Future of Media: Felix & Paul talk VR hype versus reality

The Montreal studio’s co-founder and creative director Paul Raphael dishes on what’s next for VR and why the tech could hit the mainstream this year.

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Storyhive dives into VR

Thirteen projects from Alberta and B.C.-based filmmakers received support through the funder’s inaugural Immersive Edition program.

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Canada and Germany digi copros receive $326K in funding

Among the selected projects is Montreal-based Zone3′s collab with Berlin VR studio INVR Space, DNA Danse.

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Legend 3D to add 270 jobs in Toronto

The Ontario government is investing $3.1 million to help expand the Canadian operations of the L.A.-based VR and VFX house.

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Corus eyes VR with Vikings app launch

The show’s new immersive experience will be available for mobile devices in advance of its season five premiere.

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Canadian entertainment and media revenue to slow through 2021

According to the latest report from PwC Canada, SVODs and internet advertising will lead growth in the market.

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VR spend on rise, but Canadians sticking with actual reality: study

The country’s spend on virtual and augmented reality will grow more than 535% this year, but it still lags behind most global regions.

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In Brief: Montreal’s new VR studio; CFC honours Conquering Lion

Global creative studio Framestore is expanding its operations in Canada, APTN launches two new series, plus more news.

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David Shepheard on building “brand Vancouver”

The newly appointed film commissioner talks about IP creation, fostering the VFX industries and making sure the city is “playing itself.”

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Filming underway on John Hamilton’s VR thriller

Trinity is the first virtual reality film from the former eOne president’s new venture, UNLTD VR.

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Screen Awards dive into immersive media

The ACCT has announced five new digital and immersive award categories to be presented during Canadian Screen Week.

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TIFF to showcase virtual reality projects

The Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight virtual reality over three days during this year’s event. (Pictured: 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement.)