Strategic Promotional Partnerships
The Shaw Rocket Fund is a proud sponsor of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which celebrates animation on an international level in both official languages, through screenings, panels and activities for kids over a four day conference. At the Shaw Rocket Fund InGenius Jr. Day, kids and families can participate in screenings and free workshops on creating GIFs, animations, and sound effects.
The Shaw Rocket Fund hosted a workshop in partnership with YouTube where Canadian producers were shown how to use the YouTube platform to generate larger audiences, monetize their content and maximize discoverability in the YouTube space.
The Shaw Rocket Fund sponsors the annual Writers Guild of Canada Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian screenwriting. We believe the best media content for kids starts with an amazing script.
The Shaw Rocket Fund was a presenting partner at the annual International Emmy Kids Awards from 2012 to 2016, with the goal to promote Canadian programming on an international stage.
The Shaw Rocket Fund is an important sponsor of the annual Kidscreen Summit, a dedicated conference for children’s media content creators, broadcasters, and distributors that attracts global industry participation.
The Canadian Screen Awards celebrates excellence in film, television, and digital media every year, and the Rocket Fund was there in 2017 to sponsor Family Fan Day during awards week.
In conjunction with the 2017 Banff World Media Festival, the Shaw Rocket Fund sponsored and organized a Producer Development Program that provided seven emerging Canadian producers new to the kids/family space with a festival registration and one-on-one access to experienced industry executives.
The Shaw Rocket Fund is proud to sponsor the annual Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence and associated conference.
Top media companies from around the world attend and, in order to create focus on Canadian producers and their content, the Shaw Rocket Fund hosts round-tables with international commissioners and sets up multiple networking opportunities during the events.