Fifth Wave Initiative

Applications now open for Fifth Wave Connect

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Media Lab

CFC MEDIA LAB IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS

The CFC Media Lab is a unique production think tank, training institute and business accelerator that supports hundreds of emerging digital content creators, practitioners, entrepreneurs and companies. Our programs and initiatives provide visionary leadership and extensive expertise in strategy, product, business, finance, and ethics needed by Canadians involved in the digital revolution.

TALENT ACCELERATION

PROJECT ACCELERATION

COMPANY ACCELERATION

PRODUCTIONS

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Fifth Wave Initiative

CFC Media Lab’s new Fifth Wave Initiative will supercharge the growth and impact of hundreds of women-owned/led enterprises* in southern Ontario’s digital media sector, while weaving intersectional feminist ideals of equity and fairness into sustainable and scalable business growth strategies. Fifth Wave Initiative endeavours to broaden the meanings of success and value in today’s everchanging business landscape.

There are many pathways to venture success.

*inclusive of women-identified and/or underrepresented women

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From 2005-2013, while the number of women-owned enterprises was much smaller, their growth was stronger.

Stats Canada

IDEABOOST

Since 2012, IDEABOOST has accelerated dozens of companies in a unique startup program for companies involved in the rapidly evolving digital media and entertainment technology ecosystem, and has provided networking, mentoring and support services for more than 100 companies through the IDEABOOST Network Connect program.

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Media Lab

"IDEABOOST is an example of what a comprehensive accelerator should be. It encompasses great strategic mentors, technical and financial specialists and is an amazing networking opportunity."

Damien Véran

President, SlimCut Media

Media Lab Productions

Since its founding in 1997, CFC Media Lab has produced or collaborated on dozens of groundbreaking interactive digital media properties with the goal of pushing the boundaries of new technologies, storytelling approaches, and audience engagement modalities. Its productions have won many awards and garnered much acclaim, and have provided a showcase for emerging artists, new story formats, and unproven technical and production approaches. 

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Media Lab

Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was once a dream, and so were computers and smart phones.

Mark Zuckerberg

CEO, Facebook

Ecosystem Leadership

CFC Media Lab has become a leader in the rapidly transforming media and technology ecosystem in Canada and beyond through its research, thought leadership, publishing, speaking and convening activities.

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Pulse on VR

Graduate Program in Digital Futures

OCAD University and the CFC Media Lab have partnered to launch a new and innovative Graduate Program in Digital Futures, with full-time Master's Degrees.

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OCAD Digital Futures

"Program participants gain core foundational knowledge and explore specific areas of interest through electives offered across the whole of OCAD U.”

Tom Barker

Chair, Digital Futures Initiative, OCAD U

​Enterprising Culture

Enterprising Culture is an international meeting that will provide opportunities for unique discussions and exchanges between Canadian and French stakeholders and startups from the cultural, creative and media industries.

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Enterprising Culture

Enterprising Culture

OPEN IMMERSION II

OPEN IMMERSION: A Virtual Reality Creative Doc Lab was created as an experimentation and creation lab for diverse creators from the US and Canada to explore VR storytelling.

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