Women in Film, VR in Space (with Video) and Kidoodle in the World

The NFB celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing “that at least half of its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to films directed by women” beginning over the next three years. This announcement was made by Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson, at — where else? — the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The Festival is ongoing till Sunday, and we’ll be bringing you coverage from last night’s screening shortly.

(Via PRWeb) Calgary’s A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”) is going international with its Kidoodle.TV, now available to 145 countries through the Google App store. The company has “also made the unprecedented step of partnering with RoboGarden™ to provide kids with content that teaches them to code in popular computer languages. ”

(Via PRWeb) From Timmins, Ontario to “a place where humans rarely travel” — the 11-minute virtual reality doc The Edge of Space, following the journey of one of the largest stratospheric balloons ascending into near space, is now available at iOS and Google Play Store (for viewing with mobile VR app ARTE360). It’s a collaboration between DEEP Inc., Koncept VR and the Canadian (CSA) and French Space Agency (CNES).

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