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Upcoming OMDC-Supported Events

Digital Media at the Crossroads – An Annual Conference on the Future of Content in Digital Media
A conference all students and professionals in digital media should attend! Register Now » for the 2016 DM@X conference taking place at the University of Toronto on January 30, 2016. All the speakers and sessions are set out on the DM@X website, which is here.   To access a four-page program flyer click here .

February 3-5, 2016
Registration is open for Prime Time 2016 - February 3-5 at the Westin Ottawa. Prime Time 2016 will focus on networking, innovation, entrepreneurship, and growth by exploring new opportunities in international and digital markets, and in the evolution of legacy media.

Canadian Screen Week | March 7 – 13, 2016




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Industry News, Deadlines and Events

TIFF’s 15th  Annual Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival - January 8-17, 2016


Canada's Top Ten Film Festival was established in 2001 by TIFF to honour excellence in short- and feature-length contemporary Canadian cinema and to raise awareness of Canadian achievements in film. Click here for the film schedule.


It’s time to start making plans to attend Sunny Side of the Doc 2016. Benefit from early-bird savings if you register before December 31st, 2015 using the code UNDERTHESUN. If you’re keen to network, gain global marketplace intel and finance your documentary projects, sign up here.

Showcase Your Film at Hot Docs 2016

Premiere your documentary feature, short or interactive project to over 200,000 doc fans and industry decision makers at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival, taking place April 28 to May 8, 2016.

Submissions are currently open for our film program and new DocX interactive program.
Deadline: January 6, 2016 Film Only Submit Now

Get Financed! Pitch Your Film At The 2016 Hot Docs Forum
Pitch your film at the 2016 Hot Docs Forum, North America's premier international doc market, and be seen by over 200 key international decision makers and accredited observers.

Deadline: January 11, 2016  Apply Now

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Jan. 5 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 6-9 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan. 8-12 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, Massachusetts
Jan. 8-17 15th Annual – Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival at TIFF, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 13-17 Eurosonic Music Festival 2016, The Netherlands
Jan. 15 30A Songwriters' Festival, South Walton, Florida
Jan. 19-21 NATPE Miami Beach, Miami, Florida
Jan. 20-21 Mobile Games Forum (MGF) London, London, England
Jan. 21-31 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Jan. 23 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards, Los Angeles, California
Jan. 23-26 American Booksellers Association - Winter Institute, Denver, Colorado
Jan. 25-29 FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 27-30 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 27-Feb. 7 International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jan. 28 Livre Canada Books Export Exchange, Montreal, Québec
Jan. 30 DM@X Conference: Digital Media at the Crossroads, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 18th Edition of ReelScreen Summit, Washington, DC
Feb. 2-5 MegaPhono 2016, Ottawa, Ontario
Feb. 3-5 CMPA Prime Time Conference 2016, Ottawa, Ontario
Feb. 8-11 KidsScreen Summit 2016, Miami, Florida
Feb. 11 CIMA - Canadian Grammy Night - Annual Showcase & Celebration of Canadian Musical Excellence, Los Angeles, California
Feb. 11-19 European Film Market / Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2016, Berlin, Germany
Feb. 13-15 TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario
Feb. 15 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Los Angeles, California
Feb. 16-18 Dice Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb. 17-21 28th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference Kansas City, Missouri
Feb. 20 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Feb. 28-29 88th Academy Awards (The Oscars), Los Angeles, California
Mar. 2-3 Dx3 Canada 2016- Digital Marketing Advertising Show Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 2-7 16th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival - TBC, Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 4-13 Guadalajara International Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico
Mar. 6-12 ACCT - 2016 Canadian Screen Awards week, Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 7-9 Digital Book World Conference & Expo 2016, New York, New York
Mar. 7-9 Giant Screen Cinema Association International Film Expo & Filmmaker Symposium
Los Angeles, California
Mar. 7-31 TIFF DigiPlay Space 2016, Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 9-11 Rio Content Market, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar. 11-20 South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016, Austin, Texas
Mar. 13-21 SXSW All versions of festival TBC, Austin, Texas
Mar. 14-18 Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, California
Mar. 14-17 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Hong Kong
Mar. 22 Magazines Canada - Canadian Cover Awards, Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 25-27 FICCI Frames Market 2016, Mumbai, India
Mar. 27-28 The 2016 Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC
Mar. 28-31 JUNO Music Week 2016, Calgary, Alberta
Mar. 30-31 Ebookcraft and workshops, Toronto, Ontario
Mar. 31 LAWEBFEST (Los Angeles Web Series Festival), Los Angeles, California

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