Bear 71

Bates Motel

Weekly roundup: nominations, premieres and festival news

Included in this week’s briefs are Canadian nominations for the Webby Awards and news that B.C.-serviced U.S. production Bates Motel (pictured) has been renewed by A&E Network.


Secret Location, NFB take two wins each at Digi Awards

Also taking top honours during the ceremony Tuesday night were Smokebomb Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, ZED.TO, CBC and iThentic/3 o’ and others.


Inside the Digis: Connecting humans, animals and tech in Bear 71

The NFB’s Loc Dao says the interactive doc project (pictured) has been studied for pushing the boundaries of the genre.


Canadian web series come out on top at Rockies

Guidestones (pictured) and Bear 71 took home best web series prizes at Banff’s international television and digital media awards.


NFB nominated for a record seven Webbys

Bear 71 (pictured), God’s Lake Narrows, Bla Bla and Barcode were named as nominees for the annual awards that recognize excellence on the internet.


Star fighters, indie gamers and grizzly bears: Canadians at Sundance 2012

Three docs and two shorts are amongst the Canadian films premiering and competing at the indie film fest in Utah.