The nominees for the Canadian Screen Awards were announced on February 7th, and we ecstatic to see six of our members being nominated for this prestigious award in the digital media categories.

Here is the list of member nominations in the digital media categories:

Sinking Ship Entertainment Dino Dana Digital
Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth is the online home of the hit TV show Dino Dana. Games and apps being the key experience, taking kids on an interactive adventures of discovery with Dana herself! There are games, experiments, and other fun educational goodies for dino-minded kids. The digital suite gives kids the chance to directly participate in the action of the show.

Lofty Sky EntertainmentMiaomiaos Chinese for Kids
Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth

Miaomiao’s Chinese for Kids is an entertaining and educational new language-learning app and video player tailored to build the early foundations of Mandarin Chinese and a love of learning language. It features 52 animated videos designed with educational experts, interactive games that guides children to learn how to write basic Chinese characters, as well as a robust parent/teacher section module.

Jam3 –  Nuclear Dissent
Best Original Interactive Production

The user experiences the battle to end nuclear weapons testing through an interactive journey consisting of VR/360º panoramas, X-ray visions of radioactivity, real footages from the protests and a simulation of a nuclear attack in their own neighbourhood. By using technology to create engaging interactions Nuclear Dissent makes a historical event relevant and evocative to the audiences of today.

CFC Media LabMade this Way: Redefining Masculinity
Best Immersive Experience – Non-Fiction
Comprised of photographs and virtual reality volumetric testimonials, Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity is an interactive mixed-media documentary that explores how transgender subjects are challenging gender norms and redefining traditional masculinity. By exploring the photographic series, and by moving around the virtual space in which the subjects exist, this immersive experience allows audiences to viscerally experience fluid masculinities.

NFBBiidaaban: First Light
Best Immersive Experience – Fiction

The town square is flooded. The infrastructure has merged with local flora and people commute via canoe. In this radically different future, urban life is thriving. Biidaaban: First Light illuminates how Indigenous languages can provide a framework for understanding our place in a reconciled version of Canada’s largest urban environment.

NFBMuseum of Symmetry
Best Virtual Reality Game
Museum of Symmetry is the explosive feel-good alter-universe of cartoonist and animator Paloma Dawkins, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and brought to life by pioneer VR studio Casa Rara. A room-scale VR metaphor for life, it takes the player through landscapes of earth, fire, wind and water, where vivacious 2D characters live in a 3D playground.

Stitch MediaFlow Weaver
Best Virtual Reality Game

Flow Weaver is a “multidimensional” VR escape room game, a puzzle-filled narrative experience exploring the full possibilities of virtual reality and non-physical space, and a fully immersive digital answer to a booming new industry. You play a wizard who has been magically bound to a prison cell. Using powers unknown to your captors, you can ‘flow’ between layers of reality

And congratulations to Contraverse, who was a participant in our most recent Ontario creates IDM Fund Futures program for their Contravision nomination.

Check out the full list of nominees here.