The 2013 Digi Awards

Dec 03, 2013

The Digis Awards are Canada’s premier annual showcase of the remarkable companies, products and people who are making waves in the digital media industry.  Digital and marketing executives from across Canada have combed through entries received across 20 distinct categories to determine the definitive list of Canada’s digital elite — outlining the brightest stars in the media Canadian digital media landscape today.

On December 3th, 2013, members of Canada’s digital scene gathered at The Carlu in Toronto for a night devoted to celebrating the very best in the business.  Finalists and winners for the 2013 Digi Awards are as follows:


Best in Branded Entertainment

CBC Music Presents: The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions

Samsung Infinite Possibilities GS4 Launch by Blue Ant Media

Scion Sessions by Blue Ant Media

The Amazing Race Canada Digital by Secret Location

The Movie Out Here for Kokanee, Grip Limited


Best in Canadian Culture

A Journal of Insomnia by the National Film Board of Canada

CBC Canada Writes Presents: Hyperlocal

McLaren’s Workshop by the National Film Board of Canada

Q with Jian Ghomeshi

West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson by West Pine Pictures


Best in Cross-Platform Fiction

Continuum Interactive by Secret Location with Reunion Pictures and Shaw Media

Emilie by Radio Canada

Murdoch Mysteries: Nightmare on Queen Street by CBC

Rookie Blue: In Session by Entertainment One Television

Saving Hope: Last Call by Entertainment One Television


Best in Cross-Platform Projects for Kids

Motel Monstre – Les Jeux Monstrueux by mbience inc

The Next Step Interactive by Secret Location

Tumbleweed’s Yard Sale by TVOKids

Wild Kratts by Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment

Zerby Derby Interactive by Breakthrough Entertainment


Best in Cross-Platform Non Fiction

Dans l’oeil du Dragon by Turbulent Media

Over the Rainbow by CBC

Perfect Storms Interactive by Secret Location

Qu’est-ce Qu’on Mange Pour Souper by Turblent Media

The Defector by Jam3 and Fathom Film Group


Best in e-Learning

Audio Skills by Novaconcept

Bombardier Manufacturing System Fundamentals by Ellicom Inc

GeT Interactive by Global eTraining

NFB Space School by the National Film Board of Canada

TFO Education by Groupe Média TFO


Best in Interactive Advertising

Clorox Green Works by Critical Mass

Greater Toronto Takeover by Yellow Pages Group

Skittles Holiday Video Mashup by Jam3

Stanfield’s The Gitchhiker by Secret Location

Sylvania Silverstar zXe – Yes, Heads Will Turn by Feast Interactive


Best in Mobile Gaming

Bingo Pop by Uken Games

Jewel Quest by Hibernum Créations and iWin

Skatoony: Skadoodle by marblemedia

The Music Biz-Sudz Sutherland by Hungry Eyes Film and TV

TVO Doc Studio’s Ping Pong App by Mad Hatter Technology Inc


Best in Mobility

JUICE Mobile’s Nectar

La Presse Digital Subscription for iPad

Mclaren’s Workshop by the National Film Board of Canada

ScopifyROM by Kensington Communications Inc.

Travel+Escape Magazine by Blue Ant Media


Best in Online Gaming

Chat Fu by Blot Interactive Inc.

“The Descent” Campaign by Kobo

Le Judas by Couzin Films

Motel Monstre – Les Jeux Monstrueux by mbiance inc

Splatalot Extreme by marblemedia


Best in Webseries Fiction

Felt Up

Kids Town

Le Judas

Space Janitors

Versus Valerie


Best in Webseries Non-Fiction

Burgundy Jazz by Catbird Productions

Road to Polaris by Blue Ant Media

The Last Hunt by the National Film Board of Canada

The Perfect Bite by Yahoo Canada

The Real Backpackers by Smokebomb Entertainment


Graduate of the Year

Abigail Llamas, Mount Royal University

Leah Rifkin, Ryerson University

Mira Blumenthal, McGill University

Nick Pagee, Ryerson University

Shawna Steele, Humber College


Digital Personality of the Year

Andrew “Gunnarolla” Gunadie, YouTube Personality

Arthur Yeung, Multidisciplinary Artist and Radio Host

Erica Diamond, Blogger, Women on the Fence

Kenny Hotz, Comedian and Entertainer

Ramona Pringle, Interactive Artist


Executive of the Year

Graham Moysey, Head of International, AOL

James Milward, Executive Producer/President, Secret Location

Leerom Segal, CEO, Klick Health

Sean Patrick O’Reilly, CEO, Arcana Studios

Shahrzad Rafati, CEO, BroadbandTV Corp


Canada’s Most Promising Company of the Year


Arcana Studios


Dual Code

Global e-Training


Canada’s Company of the Year

Hibernum Creations

JUICE Mobile

Point Alliance