ANNOUNCING THE FINALIST FOR THE 10th EDITION OF THE NUMIX AWARDS

The NUMIX AWARDS, which recognize the excellence of Quebec digital content, are thrilled to announce the names of the 83 finalists of their 10th edition. Among the selected finalists, Dpt. URBANIA, Productions Version 10, lg2, Télé-Québec, Radio-Canada and the NFB lead the race. Other companies with more than one nomination: Akufen, Locomotive, Folklore, Lucion, Réalisations, Blachfilms, and Havas Montréal. A reminder that the NUMIX AWARDS are the most important annual gathering of this industry in Quebec. To check out the complete list of nominees, visit the website www.numix.ca.

For its 10th anniversary, the gala will take place at L’Olympia on May 9. During the ceremony, more than 26 awards divided into 6 major categories will be given out. To analyze the entries, 11 committees were formed, each featuring 3 professionals from the industry with complementary expertise. The 33-member jury was presided over by Steve Couture, cofounder of the Canadian leader in digital entertainment and video games Frima and copresident of Go-Élan. 

During the deliberations, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the projects, especially those by Quebec game developers. A few years ago, there were very few local producers, but now, we make world-class products. As a young industry, we must unite and make joint demands regarding the financing of original projects. There is still work to do if we want to remain at the top and stand out thanks to our innovative productions! This 10th edition of the NUMIX AWARDS proves that our local talent is impressive, and we must continue to properly support it.” Steve Couture, president of the jury of the 10th edition of the NUMIX AWARDS

Ten years already. Since the beginning of the contest, we’ve noticed much evolution. So much so that today, Quebec companies position themselves favourably on the international scene. Many of the productions presented at the gala have been successfully exported. The NUMIX AWARDS are a great opportunity to share our expertise, but also to celebrate the achievements of our industry, which propels Quebec all around the world!” Marie-Josée Lachance, director of the NUMIX AWARDS

HOSTED BY YANNICK DE MARTINO 
The awards ceremony will be hosted by comedian Yannick De Martino. Winner of En route vers mon premier Gala Juste pour rire 2011 and nominee for the Révélation 2015 award during the first edition of the ComediHa! Fest in Quebec City, Yannick De Martino is also well-known for being part of the cast of the very popular TV show LIKE-MOI. The 29-year-old comedian is currently touring with his first official one-man show, Les dalmatiens sont énormes en campagne.

A TRIBUTE AWARD TO CLAIRE DION 
This year, the Tribute Award is attributed to Claire Dion. With her fighting spirit and her perseverance, she has involved herself in various fields, from audiovisual production to mental health. Since 1980, she has successively held the positions of script consultant and creative director at the Institut québécois du cinéma, the SGCQ, the SOGIC, and the SODEC. Via the 3 funds she manages (FIP, Cogeco and Bell), Claire Dion has contributed for more than 20 years to the development of local digital companies. She is undeniably a digital pioneer in Quebec.

The Gala will be preceded by a pre-gala event, a key meeting place for the industry and followed by the famous after-gala party. Tickets are on sale now here.

About the NUMIX AWARDS 
Since 2010, the NUMIX AWARDS have recognized the excellence of multimedia productions in Quebec. As the only event honouring original digital content, the NUMIX AWARDS Gala is the largest gathering of digital producers in Quebec. This peer recognition via different juries comprised of professionals from the cultural and digital industry makes the NUMIX AWARDS a special moment that goes beyond mere competition. Each edition takes the form of a forum where producers and artists can meet, share, think critically about the year’s productions, observe current trends and in the process, pave the way for unprecedented developments. Over time, the NUMIX AWARDS Gala has become a breeding place for ideas and innovation. These awards are an initiative of Xn Quebec and a presentation of the Canada Media Fund, made possible with the financial support of the City of Montreal, Bell Media, National Bank, Radio-Canada, Loto-Québec, Export Québec, the Quebecor Fund, Télé-Québec, La Fabrique Culturelle, SODEC, Made Nous, Créateurs en série, the Independent Production Fund, and Hub Montréal.  

About Xn Québec

The Digital Experiences Producers Association Xn Quebec (formerly known as Regroupement des producteurs multimédia) brings together the key players of the Quebec digital creation industry, namely more than 130 studios specializing in the production of content (original or commissioned) for various technological platforms. Since 2000, the association has acted as a catalyst to develop, consolidate and raise the profile of the companies making up the ecosystem of creative, media and cultural industries that are active in all forms of digital expression, through a variety of inclusive and rallying activities and events. www.xnquebec.co 

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