QUEBEC DIGITAL CONTENT EXCELLENCE AWARD
NEW TRIBUTE AWARD: MICHEL JOLICOEUR HONOURED
The digital creativity industry is now old enough to present a tribute award. Chosen by the Board of Directors of Xn Québec, the first recipient of this award is Mr. Michel Jolicoeur. This is in recognition of his longstanding career achievement and his exceptional contribution to the growth of our industry. A multimedia precursor and pioneer in Quebec, he produced many interactive museum terminals, websites and edutainment CD-ROMs. He also contributed to raising the profile of the digital industry by creating the NUMIX Awards in 2010, a gala he oversaw and pushed forward during 8 years.
The 2018 NUMIX AWARDS gala took place at the MTelus in front of 600 people, including the main players of the Quebec digital industry. Hosted by comedian Simon Gouache, the gala featured a musical performance bySeba & Horg. Uniquely comfortable on stage and armed with a keen sense of humor, Simon made the audience laugh many times. As for 90s-influenced rap duo Seba & Horg, their single Vintage à l’os (a viral hit with more than a million views) nearly brought down the roof of the old Metropolis.
After receiving a record number of applications with more than 230 entries, the NUMIX AWARDS team can confirm again this year that Quebec digital production remains healthy and that it’s important to create funding structure for these projects. In total, 23 prizes were awarded among 65 finalists. The winners were chosen by a jury made up of 36 members of the digital industry. It was presided over by Monique Simard, the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).
The jury of this 9th edition will be presided by Monique Simard, former president and chief executive officer of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC). Producer and vice president of Productions Virage from 1998 to 2008, she was also a board member of the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec and of the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, and she held the position of director of the French Program of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). With this wealth of experience, Mrs. Simard will undoubtedly be able to use her vast knowledge of the industry while serving on the jury. As for the different juries, they will include members from the cultural sector and from the digital industry.