Created in 1997, CFC Media Lab provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media content developers, practitioners and companies. An internationally acclaimed and award-winning facility, graduates of CFC Media Lab emerge as leaders in the world of interactive media, produce innovative projects and start up 21st Century companies.
CFC Media Lab has graduated more than 200 professionals through its various programs and services including TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP), Interactive Project Lab (IPL), Interactive Narrative Feature Program (INFP), and NBC Universal Multiplatfrom Matchmaking Program (MMP). Over 100 interactive new media content products have been developed and delivered in a variety of platforms. Companies formed by CFC Media Lab participants include Smiley Guy Studios, an award-winning flash-animation and interactive web studio with over 70 employees which also operates an online and mobile video content platform; Trapeze Media Ltd., a Webby-Award winning interactive digital agency which has completed 400 projects for 90 clients from around the world; and Xenophile Media a two time Emmy-Award winning production company that produces innovative cross-platform television experiences, games and interactive media.
The TELUS IAEP, our cornerstone program, has graduated some of Canada’s best and brightest talents in digital media. Based on the idea that diversity breeds innovation, the TELUS IAEP brings together creative thinkers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to form an elite community ready to collaborate, share knowledge and push the evolution of the digital medium. Platform and technology agnostic, we make certain that function, story and meaning are at the heart of the compelling interactive content we create. Sponsored by TELUS, this program works with a variety of partners from industry and academia, including NBC Universal, CORUS, CBC, CTV, Smiley Guy Studios, Xenophile Media, Zoomer Media, OCAD, York University, Ryerson University, Banff New Media Institute, INIS and more.
Jacqueline Nuwame is currently Senior Training Programs Manager, at the CFC Media Lab, overseeing the Telus IAEP training program, working with industry partners on strategic relationships on numerous special projects and national training activities. With her company Eventide Media she is in development on three documentaries, most notably The Hanging of Angelique, based on the novel by Afua Cooper. With her company she has worked as a consultant with several Canadian production companies and convergent projects such as Direct Current’s 4Real.com website. In the past, she was the Director of Communications at DECODE Entertainment Inc., in Toronto. She has an award-winning portfolio of work ranging in both television and multimedia, and has an array of experience in entertainment production, new media, marketing, and corporate communications. > >
Jacqueline has also produced several behind the scenes and is also a well-known new media producer. Recent projects include co-curating Eco-Art as a part of CODE 1 at the Cultural Olympiad at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Her project, Anansi World of Folktales a broadband site for showcasing and collecting folktales was exhibited at the 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (Siggraph), 2002 at the San Antonio Children’s Museum as a part of SigiKIDS exhibit and at the 2004 McLuhan Festival of the Future. > —–