For CC Ventures, Connected Creativity’s startup competition, the eleven entertainment startups who’ll pitch to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of top investors April 6 are:
CamUp, by GiGin (USA); Cognik (France); Fair Play Interactive (France); Futurecode (Finland); Hit me baby (UK); Hitlantis (Finland); Invideous (UK); Jakaa (France); Lorenzi TV (France); Mediabong (France); and Stupeflix (France).
CamUp’s CEO Joseph D’Anna for one is keen to play his part in the future of connected entertainment:
Full competition details and more about the finalists here.
Content 360, MIPTV’s digital creativity festival, for its part, received an impressive 157 entries for 18 retained projects. They are:
– Interactive & cross media digital entertainment formats (sponsored by FremantleMedia and RTL Group): “Go To The Answer” (The Connected Set, UK); “Trix & Trax” (Ven a Kite, Venezuela); “Un1que” (Pop Monkey Productions, USA); “Give me a Dollar!” (Ed-Online Technologies, Malaysia)
“We are delighted by the quality of the entries in the category,” said FremantleMedia’s Claire Tavernier. “The four finalists we have selected represent four parts of the world, but each has found the right balance between digital engagement and traditional storytelling. We’re very much looking forward to the finalists’ presentations at MIPTV.”
– Online and social games: “Twar – Twitter War” (Twar, USA); “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Social Media Game” (Starz, USA); “Reehborn3” (3DDUO, France); “Sports Vision” (ODD1 Inc., Canada) “Home Sheep Home” (Aardman Digital, UK)
– Rich media tablet and social TV apps: “Raja Lawak” (Astro Entertainment, Malaysia); “Bring it home!” (Telston, South Korea); “BeyondTV” (Aleph, Singapore); “Sesame Street: Join the Brand” (Sesame Workshop, USA); “Roma Virtual History” (Applix / Mondadori, Italy)
– Smartphone app for youth engagement (sponsored by The National Film Board of Canada): “Media Undone smartPhone Apps” (PinkPom Digital, Canada); ‘This is me” (Twentysix, UK); Sexy Inc. (Australian Documentaries, Australia); “Sexy Inc- Diss the hypersexualisation Pimps” (Appsfactory, Germany)
Joël Pomerleau of the NFB said: “Three exciting smartphone app projects were selected that encourage youth to be their own creators and/or decoders of media messaging, and encourage building a community through social media. We look forward to meeting the creators at MIPTV.”
As a teaser, here’s just one of the projects retained by the NFB, “Media Undone”:
Congratulations and see you there!