OMDC Newsletter
April 2014

OMDC – Supported Events

Ontario @ Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, BC

Aug. 12-14: For third year in a row, The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, and its supporting partners including the OMDC, invite you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to Siggraph 2014. The program is open to 12 Ontario-based companies in the computer graphics and interactive technology sectors. Priority registration will be given for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the award-winning Ontario Pavilion (# 801) located at a main entrance, a program targeting potential clients, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. Siggraph hosts the largest exhibition of products and services for the computer graphics and interactive techniques attracting more than 20,000 professionals. The 2013 Ontario mission to Siggraph received a 90% satisfaction rating. If you are an experienced exporter to the U.S., this mission will be of interest to you.

Registration Fees: $2,200 for first time participants in an Ontario IT mission to the U.S.. Regular fee is $2,500. Past participants have priority registration if applying with a first time participant approved to join the mission. Financial assistance to eligible companies from the Export Market Access program may be available through To apply contact: Mauricio Ospina, International Trade Branch, MEDI, Tel. 416-325-6151,

Industry Deadlines and Events

First Annual Cross Video Days Content Market – Call for Projects
The first annual Cross Video Days Content Market, taking place June 19 and 20, 2014 in Paris, France, has launched a call for projects, presenting a new opportunity for cross-media content producers. Fifty applicants will get the chance to present their multiplatform projects to key international commissioners in the following categories:

  • Cinema and Trans-media
  • Interactive Factual Projects
  • Web Series and Web Fiction
  • Cross-media TV Series and Education
  • Animation and Youth

Applications are free and the number of projects per company is unlimited.A €10,000 prize will be awarded to the best project across all categories by Knightworks, the French creation and post-production animation and VFX studio.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.For more information, please visit Facebook: Twitter: @crossvideodays


The project submissions deadline has been pushed to April 19, 2014.
The 4th edition of the Frontières International Co-Production Market,
returning to the Fantasia International Film Festival after an edition in Brussels,
will take place from July 24 to 27, 2014

To submit your project, please prepare the documents detailed HERE
and fill out the application form HERE

Please do feel free to share this call for submissions with your fellow genre filmmakers

Learn more about the Frontières International Co-Production Market
The Frontières International Co-Production Market is an initiative of the Fantasia International Film Festival, in collaboration with Vision-in-Motion and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The event is made possible by support from MEDIA Mundus, Telefilm Canada, SODEC, Wallimage-Bruxellimages, Image Brussels, Brussels Capital-Région, Visit Brussels, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Centre du cinéma. follow on Facebook | forward to a friend

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Apr. 7-10 MIPTV, Cannes, France.
Apr. 8-10 The London Book Fair, London, UK.
Apr. 8-20 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Apr. 10 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards Ceremony, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Apr. 11-13 ReelWorld Film Festival, Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Apr. 21-24 Beijing Film Market, Beijing, China.
Apr. 22-25 FMX 2014 - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games & Transmedia, Stuttgart, Germany.
Apr. 24-30 Hot Docs, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
April 24-May 4 Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival,  Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Apr. 27-29 FITC Toronto 2014 - The Technology & Creativity Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr. 28 WGC Screenwriting Awards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Apr. 30 Playback Summit: Atomic Ideas & New Content Strategies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 2 Hot Docs – Conference:  DOC Summit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 6-10 2014 Canadian Music Week (CMW), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 7 2014 Digital Media Summit (DMS), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 8-10 Digifest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 7 Canadian Music Week’s  Canadian Radio Music Awards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 8 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 12-13 Discovery Conference 2014, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
May 14-25 Cannes International Film Festival 2014, Cannes, France.
May 24-30 Congress 2014 of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
May 24-31 Co-Pro 16 (Israeli Documentary Screen Market), Tel Aviv, Israel.
May 25-27 Ottawa International Game Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
May 26-28 Canada 3.0 -  Digital Media Conference 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
May 28-31 Book Expo America 2014, New York City, New York, USA.

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