The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced its nominees for the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. The Awards celebrate Canadian talent and productions both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes in three different areas: film, television, and digital media. In the digital media category, Bell Fund-supported projects garnered a total of 8 nominations across 5 categories.  Bell Fund is proud to provide ongoing support to Canadian digital media creators and congratulates all of this year’s nominees.

Bell Fund is honoured to have supported the following finalists:

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth

Gaming Show Interactive
Secret Location, Banger Films, DHX Media

The Next Step: Make a Scene
Secret Location, Temple Street Productions, DHX Media

Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction

The Book of Negroes Interactive
Secret Location, Conquering Lion, Entertainment One, CBC

Corner Gas: The Movie
Prairie Pants Productions Inc.

Best Cross-Platform Project – Non-Fiction

Dino Hunt Canada Interactive
Secret Location, Cream Productions, Shaw Media, Royal Ontario Museum

Dive Deeper
SK Films

Best Original Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction

Avatar Secrets
Ramona Pringle Productions

Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media

Saving Hope: Psychic Healing
For Michelle Nolden
Entertainment One, ICF Films


About the Bell Fund

The Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian independent producers who develop and produce engaging, interactive cross-platform digital content  for  Canadian broadcasters to complement and enhance associated television programs. Since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested more than $150M in over 1,600 Canadian digital media projects, television programs, development grants, co-productions and support for research and professional development.

The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $16 M from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. In addition, the Development Program is supported by the interest generated by a $10M endowment. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry.