Telefilm announces 28 Canadian companies attending Game Connection

MONTREAL, March 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that 28 Canadian companies are attending the U.S. edition of Game Connection opening today in San Francisco. Held annually during the Game Developer Conference (GDC), Game Connection is an international marketplace for game designers, service providers and publishers looking to build business partnerships. Twenty of the participating Canadian companies have received financial support from Telefilm to attend the event.

"Attending Game Connection enables Canadian game industry companies to forge alliances with foreign partners, one of the keys to success in a highly competitive environment, where international development helps strengthen the industry's capacity and ensure its viability," said Sheila de La Varende, Director, National and International Business Development at Telefilm Canada. "By providing Canadian participants with opportunities for visibility and networking with American and international industry players, Telefilm helps the game industry achieve maximum business benefits."

In addition to visibility under the Canada banner, Canadian Game Connection participants will benefit from a networking event organized by the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco in partnership with Telefilm Canada for some 300 people, mainly industry representatives.

Canadian companies attending Game Connection

*Game developers attending with financial support from Telefilm.

    
    British Columbia                     Nova Scotia

    InLight Entertainment*               Copernicus Studios*
    Jet Black Games*                     Huminah Huminah Interactive*
    Koolhaus Games*                      TheREDspace*
    Teravision Games*                    Xona Games*
    Overinteractive                      Nova Scotia Business Inc.
    Yummy Interactive

    Ontario                              Quebec

    Cerebral Vortex Games*               Fidel*
    DHX Interactive*                     Frima Studio*
    Digital Extremes*                    Meridian 4*
    Drink Box Studios*                   ODD1*
    Heroic Interactive*                  Sarbakan*
    Magitech Corporation*                Wendigo Studios*
    Social Game Universe                 Bug-Tracker
                                         Monde Media
                                         TakeOff
                                         Volta
    

About Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to developing and promoting the Canadian audiovisual industry. Telefilm provides financial support to the private sector to create distinctively Canadian products that appeal to national and international audiences. Telefilm also administers the funding programs of the Canada Feature Film Fund, the Canadian Television Fund and the Canada New Media Fund. Visit www.telefilm.gc.ca.

SOURCE Telefilm Canada

For further information: For further information: Eva Hartling, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Telefilm Canada, (514) 283-0838, ext. 2090, hartlie@telefilm.gc.ca; www.twitter.com/telefilm_canada


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