NFB and CBC win at Digi Awards

The NFB's Welcome to Pine Point transmedia doc took home the hardware for Best in Web Series at the Toronto event.
December 7, 2011

The National Film Board of Canada’s Welcome to Pine Point continues to rack up kudos.

The interactive transmedia documentary, created by The Goggles’ Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge and produced by the NFB, won Best in Web series at last night’s Digi Awards in Toronto. The series was also awarded two Webbys this year.

The awards wrapped up the 2011 nextMEDIA conference with winners named in 17 digital media categories.

Neil Sweeney, CEO at JUICE Mobile, was named Canada’s Top Digital Executive and Vice Media took home the Digi Award of Excellence.

Best in Cross-Platform went to Truth & Lies: The Last Days of Osama bin Laden from CBC, which aired as the fifth estate‘s season opener in September, and included an online interactive element that allowed users to follow the re-creation of a raid and the decision making behind it.

Canada’s Top Digital Producer went to Loc Dao, executive producer and creative technologist at the National Film Board of Canada.

The Digi Awards honor remarkable digital media companies, projects, products and pioneers in the Canadian landscape. The awards were known for a decade as the Canadian New Media Awards, before changing its name this year.

(From Playback Daily)

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