The 2002 IMAT Innovation Award was presented by The Honourable David Turnbull, Ontario's Associate Minister of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation at the Courtyard Marriot in Toronto on October 17.
"The IMAT Innovation Award was created to honour the spirit of innovation that characterizes Canadian digital media and to highlight the contributions of Canada's best and brightest new media producers," said Kren Clausen, President, Interactive Multimedia Arts & Technologies Association (IMAT). "IMAT is proud to recognize Immersion Studios for its world-class digital media concepts."
18 finalists were selected from over 80 nominations received between September 9, 2002 and October 10th, 2002. Nominees included Immersion Studios, Marblemedia, ThinData, Lab Idee Clic, ZarinMedia, Digital Wizards and many more. A panel of judges comprised of new media professionals and industry experts from across Canada collaborated to select the finalists. The IMAT Innovation Award was presented will become a yearly recognition of the growth and opportunity within Canada's world-class interactive new media.
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Immersion Studios is a world leader in interactive cinema development and production with a proven track record in the conceptualization, production and implementation of interactive cinema and education/information experiences. Production teams at Immersion Studios work exclusively in digital, high-definition content, using the latest hardware and software to provide the most compelling live action and computer graphic animation available. The proprietary software developed by Immersion Studios allows productions to be created as dynamic interactive experiences where the audience is not simply a passive observer but plays an active role in the unfolding narrative of the story itself.