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The nominees for the cultural start-up Award of the Forum d'Avignon @Toronto

The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada, in partnership with Forum d’Avignon, today announced “Enterprising Culture,” a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups. 

The two-day forum will take place in Toronto on September 28 and 29, 2016 will also launch the Cultural Start-up Award, sponsored by Founding Partner BNP Paribas with a prestigious jury of French and Canadian experts

Twelve finalists will pitch the jury for the Award, and are among the most innovative and promising contemporary startups in the cultural field. 

French finalists are:


Short and sweet stories about different artists and artworks delivered to over 300,000 subscribers three times weekly across mobile platforms. 

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A B2B tool allowing artists to set-up tours, add gigs to existing tour routes, and monitor reactions to new tracks and videos through their analytics platform.

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A digital marketing platform for live entertainment professionals to optimize both the production and marketing of live entertainment.



Editions Animées

A colouring book tool that allows child artists to morph into film directors by turning their pictures into animated films.

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A free, quick and easy tool for subscribers to compose and collaborate online with musicians globally.



Cross-platform playlist-curation service for influencers to spread playlists everywhere, as well as convert across music platforms.



Canadian finalists are :


A multichannel content platform that delivers interactive, location-based augmented and virtual reality entertainment to mobile users on the go.



A specialized Content Management System used by prominent global news and media organizations to create and publish social media-based content.



Tribal MX (Videogami)

Enables content producers and broadcasters to clip the best moments from their live events and create highlights optimized for mobile audiences in real-time.




Tailored video playlists, personalized for your brand. Vubble curates video feeds for people, businesses and organizations.



A ground-breaking cultural platform capturing the creative process of the most inspiring artists worldwide and providing exclusive access to their work.


Yugen (Gepeto)

Next-generation storytelling that unlocks kids’ creative potential. Using a tablet, children can create animated stories by using intuitive puppet gestures.