Thursday, September 20, 2007

Coming Events: VIDFEST Vancouver International Digital Festival 2007

Vidfest is a meeting of the top creative minds working in all forms of digital media. What happens when you get a bunch of bright thinkers in one room? Come and find out!

Sept 22 - 25, 2007 at the Vancity Theatre

From filmmaking, web 2.0 to animation, interactive design, and mobile application, Vidfest produced by New Media BC is an event you simply can't miss if you're interested in any of the areas mentioned. Though, the price may ward some people off. Luckily for those who are basically broke, there are some free/cheap events that may interest you.

The industry mixers are each 20 bucks to get in, and are going down at Vibes on Davie, sponsored by Donat Group.

Animation Mixer - Friday 5pm-7pm Games Mixer - Saturday 4pm-6pm ID & Web 2.0 Mixer - Monday 7pm-9pm

Of course there is also a Recruiting Fair for all students/ new grads/unemployed people, this Saturday 12pm-4pm @ Vancouver International Film Centre (Address: 1181 Seymour St Vancouver, BC V6B). Bring your Resumes, demos, and 'suck up' attitude.

Companies include:

Rainmaker Animation, Blast Radius, Other Ocean Interactive, Radical Entertainment, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Donat Group Enterprises, Master's of Digital Media, Emily Carr Institute, Art Institute of Vancouver

New Media BC & VIDFEST presents:


See some great pitches. Play games on the big screen. Get some cool stuff at the Auction House (brought to you by the International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) and SIGGRAPH). Come together for an afternoon of Pitch n Play. Hear about some of the best up and coming digital entertainment. Teams will take the stage for 15 minutes and give a 10 minute pitch followed by a 5 minute Q&A. In between, play Guitar Hero, Wii tennis and golf. Bid on some great finds, all game related, at the WOW styled Auction House too.

Our power pitchers line-up includes:

Mind Habits (Great Canadian Video Game finalist), Big Blue Bubble (Great Canadian Video Game finalist), Cerebral Vortex(Great Canadian Video Game finalist), Cambrian House, Zeroes 2 Heroes, Power Up Studios, HotRocket (2007 KIDSCREEN pitch winner),

For more information about

Pitch 'N Play: Jessica (

Threewave Software is also throwing a patio party! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 5pm - 8pm

Come chill on Threewave Software's Rooftop Patio and enjoy a cocktail, appies or a freshly BBQ'ed burger. In collaboration with New Media BC & WIGI, Threewave is celebrating their 11th Anniversary of Capture the Flag! The event will run from 5-8pm at #400 - 948 Homer Street on the Roof. Please email your RSVP by September 19th to

So come on out and support the local industry!

Event that requires a festival pass...

The highly anticipated online sci-fi series is here. Shot in HD, enjoy it for the first on the big screen at our exclusive screening. Series creator Damian Kindler will introduce this special event.

Doors open: 6pm Screening: 7 - 10pm

Sponsored by: BC Film

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