OMDC Newsletter
winter 2014

Industry Deadlines and Events

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced that it will publish proposed capital raising prospectus exemptions in the first quarter of 2014 including a crowdfunding exemption and registration framework for funding portals. Once released there will be a 90-day comment period.

The OSC is also inviting applications for membership on its Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC). The SMEC advises OSC staff on issues related to small and medium enterprises, including the challenges they face in operating their businesses and raising capital. Membership is for a one-year term. More information and application details can be found on the OSC website. The deadline to apply is February 10:

Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is pleased to invite Canadian companies to submit their television and digital productions for the 2014 French-Language Awards of Excellence, which will honour the best creations of the past two years. The competition is open to all Canadian-made youth productions originally made in French and broadcast in Canada between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2014, at 5 p.m. For more information on the judging criteria, and competition rules and regulations, please visit or contact Lyne Côté (514-597-6809 or

24th Montreal First Peoples Festival 2014 - Call for Submissions for Native Film & Video Showcase

The Montreal First Peoples Festival is calling on you to submit your audiovisual works for this year's showcase, taking place July 29th to August 5th. As always, we will screen a selection of films of all kinds, short and feature-length, made by filmmakers from First Nations across the Americas and from other parts of the world. Works by non-native filmmakers that deal with aboriginal topics are also welcome. Details, rules and submission form now on-line: Deadline: March 31st 2014

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Feb. 6-16 Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
Feb. 6-14 European Film Market - Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.
Feb.6 D.I.C.E. Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Feb. 9-12 Kidscreen Summit, New York City, New York, USA.
Feb. 14-16 TIFF Next Wave, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 17-19 2014 World Content Market - Face-to-Face TV & Digital Content Executives Marketplace, Prague, Czech Republic.
Feb. 19-21 CMPA - PRIME TIME in Ottawa 2014, Ottawa, Ontario.
Feb. 19-23 Folk Alliance Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Feb. 20 iLunch 12.6: What the Heck is Big Data and What Do I Do With It?, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 22 2014 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence - Ceremony & Show, Toronto, Ontario.
Feb. 25 Magazines Canada - Canadian Cover Awards, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 2 The 86th Academy Awards (The Oscars®), Live on ABC
Mar 3-9 ACCT - 2014 Canadian Screen Awards Week
Mar. 4 Canadian Screen Awards - Television & Digital Media Industry Night # 1, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar.5-6 BookNet Tech Forum - Toronto , Toronto, Ontario.
Mar.5-6 Dx3 Canada 2014, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar.5 Canadian Screen Awards - Television & Digital Media Industry Night # 2, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar.6-9 South by South West (SXSW) (Interactive & Trade Show), Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar.7-16 South by South West (SXSW), Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar.9-Apr.21 TIFF DigiPlay Space, TIFF Bell LightBox Toronto, Ontario.
Mar.9 2014 Canadian Screen Awards - Film Awards & Live Broadcast Gala, Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 10-16 SXSW (Film), Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar. 11-16 SXSW (Music), Austin, Texas, USA.
Mar. 12-14 The Impact Media Summitt, Turin, Italy.
Mar. 12-14 FICCI Frames Market 2014, Mumbai, India.
Mar. 13-15 Pages Festival & Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 17-21 Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, California, USA.
Mar. 19 iLunch 12.7: Serious IDM, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 21-24 Guadalajara International Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mar. 24-27 2014 Hong Kong Filmart, Hong Kong, China.
Mar 24-27 Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy.
Mar 24-30 Juno Week, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mar. 26-30 LA Web Series Festival - LAWEBFEST, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mar. 27-29 AFCI Locations Trade Show, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mar. 28-Apr.6 17th Annual CINEFRANCO, Toronto, Ontario.
Mar. 30 The JUNO Awards’ Broadcast on CTV, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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