OMDC Newsletter
December 2014

Check out these Ontario Films!

Fall - In theatres December 5, 2014
Director: Terrance Odette
Producer: Mehernaz Lentin

14th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

The Canada's Top Ten Film Festival celebrates and promotes contemporary Canadian cinema, and is intended to raise public awareness of Canadian achievements in film. The 14th annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival runs from January 2-11, 2015. Tickets and information can be found here.

Maps To The Stars (OMDC Film Fund-supported feature)
Director: David Cronenberg
Producers: Martin Katz, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel
  2014 Academy Special Award |Lifetime Achievement Award - David Cronenberg

In Her Place
Director: Albert Shin
Producers: Yoon Hyun Chan, Albert Shin, Igor Drljaca
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
Producers: Ina Fichman, Sturla Gunnarsson


2014 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Shorts Shorts Programme – Ontario Filmmakers

Director: Kazik Radwanski
Producer: Daniel Montgomery
  Day 40
Director: Sol Friedman
Producers: Sol Friedman, Evan Morgan, Sarah Clifford-Rashotte
Running Season
Grayson Moore
Producer: Nigel Turgeon-Mannion
  Sleeping Giant
Andrew Cividino
Producers: Andrew Cividino, Karen Harnisch, Marc Swenker, Aaron Yeger, James Vandewater
Slater Jewell-Kemker
Producers: Courtenay Bainbridge, Jonathan Bronfman

2014 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Student Shorts Programme – Ontario Filmmakers

Elpis, Akreta Saim (York University)   Never Stop Cycling, Colin Lepper (Sheridan College)
Running Season, Grayson Moore (Ryerson University)   Tomonster, Pui Ka Wong (Sheridan College)

Canada’s Top Ten images courtesy of TIFF

Piers Handling – Recipient, 2014 Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award
The Toronto Film Critics Association is pleased to announce that Piers Handling, Chief Executive Officer and Director of TIFF, is the recipient of this year’s Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.

Watermark – 2014 Acclaimed OMDC-Supported Feature Documentary


Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2014 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Allan King Award For Excellence in Documentary

2014 Canadian Screen Award Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary

  Watermark’s award-winning filmmaking team: Nicholas de Pencier, Jennifer Baichwal, Daniel Iron (not pictured -Edward Burtynsky)

Credit / Courtesy: Photo © Edward Burtynsky / Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

2014 DGC Award – Best Feature Film (Presented by Lead Sponsor, Technicolor) – Enemy

Enemy (OMDC Film Fund-supported Feature)
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Producers: Niv Fichman, Mighel A. Faura

Krystin Hunter, Matthew Hannam, Patrice Vermette, David McCallum

Ontario Films to Screen at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Hellions (OMDC Film Fund-supported Feature)
Director: Bruce McDonald
Producers: Frank Siracusa, Paul Lenart

How to Change the World (UK co-production with Toronto’s Insight Productions) and The Witch (co-produced by Toronto’s Scythia Films and Parts and Labor) have also be selected to screen at Sundance Film Festival 2015.