PTV is nomintated for two Canadian New Media Awards

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Toronto – The nominees for the 2010 Canadian New Media Awards were announced yesterday in Toronto, and Inside Disaster is proud to share the news that we’ve been honoured in two categories: Best Cross-Platform Project for Inside Disaster: Haiti, and Best Web-Based Game for Experience the Haiti Earthquake.

A year in production, Inside Disaster: Haiti and Experience the Haiti Earthquake are interactive educational properties designed to deepen users’ understanding of the Haiti earthquake and humanitarian work in general.

The two projects are based on footage from the three-part documentary series about the Red Cross response in Haiti, Inside Disaster, original research, and photo and video shot by Nicolas Jolliet in Haiti in January and August 2010.

Both projects build off the success of Phase I of Inside Disaster online, a blog with original photo, video and written reports from Haiti that launched the same day as the earthquake, and continues to this day under the title Haiti Today.

Inside Disaster online is produced by PTV Productions, and funded by TVO, the CMF, the Bell New Media Fund, CIDA, and the OMDC tax credit.  You can learn more about the team behind the project in our site credits and advisory board.

The Canadian New Media Awards will be presented December 1, 2010 at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada.