OMDC Newsletter
December 2013

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Ontario Music Fund Deadlines

December 12, 2013 - OMF – Music Company Development
January 6, 2014 - OMF – Music Futures
January 6, 2014 - OMF – Live Music
January 31, 2014 - OMF – Music Industry Development

January 20, 2014 - Trillium Book Award Submissions

Ongoing | OMDC's Industry Development Program now incorporates the previous OMDC Trade Organization Support and Domestic Markets and Events programs. The program offers financial and, where appropriate, strategic support to established trade and event organizations that are undertaking initiatives that provide business growth and business development opportunities for Ontario cultural media companies. Guidelines are now posted on our website at For further information contact:

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

We are very pleased to announce that the OAP training videos have gone live and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

OAP Quick Tip

Not sure what the difference is between a Corporate Administrator and a Portal User? Want more information on how to set up different permissions for different users? Click here to learn more.

Updated Ontario Production Guide Makes Searching Easier

OMDC is pleased to announce the launch of the newly updated Ontario Production Guide – now available in searchable database format.

The Ontario Production Guide remains the most comprehensive guide to goods and services for Ontario’s film and television production and post-production industry, and includes contacts and information on a wide variety of goods and services related to the film and TV sector, including: labour, studios, post-production, 3D, VFX & animation, equipment, accommodations, transportation, casting, personal services, government, financial services, and much, much more!

Whatever your project requires – from prep to wrap to post – you will find it in the Ontario Production Guide!

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Industry Deadlines and Events

iLunch 12.4 - Greenlighting by Consensus: Crowdfunding for Interactive Projects

December 11, 2013 @ 11:30am-2:00pm - Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Toronto). Cost: $25 for IO members, $35 Standard. Ticket includes lunch, panel, Q&A and networking time. Topic: How much does a strong social marketing strategy influence the success or failure of a crowdfunding campaign? Is your project right for a crowdfunding campaign? Learn about new trends and policies surrounding crowdfunding in Canada and find out how to strategize and mitigate risks. Register here!

Ryerson University Scholarship in Memory of Alan Sawyer
A Ryerson University scholarship for mid-career and career-shifting students in the Master’s in Media Production program is being created in memory of Alan Sawyer. You can visit the Facebook page at: Alan was recently presented with the Canadian Screen Awards’ Digital Media Trailblazing Award.

What is the NOHFC?
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is working in Ontario’s North to develop innovative technologies, invest in infrastructure, bolster collaboration and build economic development capacity. By supporting your business vision, we can work together to strengthen the North’s competitive advantage.

The NOHFC offers five programs: the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program, the Northern Community Capacity Building Program, the Northern Innovation Program, the Northern Ontario Business Opportunity Program and the Northern Ontario Internship Program.

The Northern Business Opportunity Program supports film and television industry projects in Ontario’s northern communities.

Eligible projects include:

  • theatrical feature films
  • made-for-television movies
  • television series

Potential applicants can learn more about support available for Northern Ontario film and television projects, eligibility and how to apply at:

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), established in 1988, is an agency of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines mandated to promote and stimulate economic development in Northern Ontario. The Corporation has five funding programs which provide financial assistance to projects, big and small, that support and diversify economic growth and job creation in the North.

TAAFI early bird submissions now open
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) is now open for early bird submissions for the 2014 edition. Submissions are free before December 15, 2013. TAAFI encourages creators of all types of animated content to apply, including game trailers/cinematics. To access the online submission application and for full submission details please visit

Montreal International Game Summit - 10th Edition
The East Coast’s leading professionals-only summit for the games industry, MIGS 2013 will include:

  • 60+ industry conference sessions (Arts & Visual Effects, Audio, Business, Design, Production and Technology) including world renowned speakers
  • Business Lounge networking to meet & greet
  • Expo Zone, gaming Career Fair, Art Gallery and many more activities!

Register at IO members, contact us for a discount code!


Deadline: December 16, 2013



Deadline: January 16, 2014

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Dec.4-Dec.7 Salon du livre de Toronto - French Book Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
Dec.4-Dec.8 Whistler Film Festival 2013, Whistler, British Columbia.
Dec.9 Tablettistes Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Dec.11 iLunch 12.4, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan.3-Jan.12 Canada’s Top Ten, - 10th Anniversary, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan.7 iLunch 12.5, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan.7 17th Annual Toronto Film Critics' Association- Awards Dinner, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan.13-15 Digital Book World Conference & Expo 2014, New York City, New York.
Jan.16-26 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
Jan.22-23 Mobile Games Forum 2014, London, UK.
Jan.22-Feb.2 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Jan.24-28 ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jan.26-29 RealScreen Summit 2014, Washington, DC.
Jan.27-29 NATPE 2014, Miami Beach, Florida.
Jan.27-31 FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan.29-Feb.1 OLA (Ontario Library Association) Super Conference 2014, Toronto, Ontario.

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