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