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B.C. Books Shortlisted for 2020 Governor General Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts is celebrating the best in Canadian literature with the Governor General’s Literary Awards. The awards recognize finalists and winners in seven categories, in both official languages, for readers of all ages. Below are the winning and nominated titles including B.C.-published titles from Arsenal Pulp Press, Talonbooks, Harbour Publishing and […]

Into Light follows a mother and child as they navigate the complexities of gender identity

Set against the crystalline Northern landscape of Yellowknife, Into Light directed by B.C.’s Sheona McDonald, captures a season of change as a mother and daughter navigate the complexities of gender identity together.   Into Light (2021), National Film Board of Canada   Co-written by the subject and McDonald, the film offers one family’s unique perspective […]

Creative Industries Week 2021 Wrap Up: BC Creates Virtually

Today we say goodbye to this year’s Creative Industries Week, BC Creates Virtually: Growing Forward in 2021. This year, the creative sector had an exciting opportunity to open up Creative Industries Week to the public for the first time. We saw leaders inspire, discovered emerging talent, learned the impacts of each industry, and were supported […]

Spotlight on Knowledge Network

Many locally produced projects are supported via B.C.’s public broadcaster, Knowledge Network, which commissions original documentary programming in partnership with B.C. independent filmmakers. As its name suggests, the channel supports and encourages lifelong learning, with documentaries being a cornerstone of its programming, many of which are produced by companies that Creative BC has also supported. […]

Meet B.C.’s Motion Picture Industry

British Columbians take a collaborative approach and bring heart to every production. Together, the provincial ecosystem of film and television resources, B.C.’s motion picture industry represents a mature, full-service global motion picture hub. The industry is the largest in Canada and third-largest in North America— with world-leading expertise, supports and services from script to screen. […]

B.C. Studios Nominated for Canadian Game Awards

Seamlessly blending interactivity, music, art and of course, entertainment, video games are an exciting component of B.C.’s creative industry. A 2019 statistic from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada stated that the video game industry contributed a total of $4.5 billion to Canada’s economy in that year alone. As Creative Industry Week recognizes and celebrates […]