OMDC Newsletter
November 2014

Industry Deadlines and News

Prime Time:  Thriving in a Time of Change

Prime Time will highlight new opportunities that build strong businesses and keep Canadian content competitive:

  • how digital innovation combined with traditional media offers exponential business opportunities
  • how forward-thinking broadcast and production companies are building strategies that capitalize on change
  • how new ways of looking at everything from partnerships to alternative release strategies can unlock revenue

In addition to international keynotes and plenaries, you’ll find new formats:  a debate, a workshop, lunch with…, and fifteen minute talks by emissaries from the bleeding edge.  We’re crowdsourcing to find out what you want, and we’re building out the conference app by stacking it with rich, value-add  information from the panelists. 
Join the Prime Time community and you’ll join 600+ media leaders, all focused on raising our game.  It’s an exciting place to be.  Register here to get our early bird rate. Follow us #PTiO.

Every year, over 2200 people from 20+ countries attend the MIGS (Montreal International Gaming Summit) and over 1000 meetings take place in our Business Lounge thanks to our online meeting application used at Game Connection and E3.

With 60+ conferences, an Expo Zone and, exceptionally this year, a Demo Zone devoted to Indies only, the MIGS14 is the place for gaming professionals to exchange knowledge, insights and tricks.

It gets better: as friends of the OMDC, you get 15% off on this golden opportunity to network, learn from others, gain visibility and maybe even leave with a buyer or partner in mind!

Register now to save your spot or contact us for more information!

Super Channel Development Fund
The Super Channel Development Fund is open and accepting applications for its fourth round of development financing. The upcoming deadline for project submissions is October 10, 2014. The next deadline will be March 27, 2015. Visit for further information.

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Nov. 5-12 American Film Market, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Nov. 6-16 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto & Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Nov. 10-11 NextMedia 3.0 – Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 10 Scotiabank Giller Winner Announcement, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 10 X-Summit (part of NextMedia 3.0), Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 12 Interactive Ontario – Interact, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 13-16 Inspire! The Toronto International Book Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 14-15 Country Music Association of Ontario “Road to Independence” Conference, Scarborough, Ontario.
Nov. 18 Governor General's Literary Awards – Winners’ Announcement
Nov. 19 Humber College Broadcast Television program - Production Financing Course, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 20-30 45th International Film Festival of India, (IFFI), Goa, India.
Nov. 20-21 Interactive Ontario: GameON Finance, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 21 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, Toronto, Ontario
Nov. 24 iLunch 13.7: Grants Not for TV, Toronto, Ontario.
Nov. 27-29 The Canadian Folk Music Awards, Ottawa, Ontario.
Nov. 29-Dec. 7 Guadalajara International Book Fair, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dec. 2 WIFT - Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon, Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 2-11 Canada's Top Ten Public Screenings at TIFF - 10th Anniversary, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 6-9 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.       
Jan. 6 Toronto Film Critics Awards, The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 13-15 2015 Digital Book World Conference & Expo - Launch Kids’ programming, New York City, New York, USA.
Jan. 14-17 Eurosonic Music Festival, The Netherlands
Jan. 20-21 Mobile Games Forum, London, UK.
Jan. 20-22 NATPE 2015, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Jan. 21-Feb. 1 44rd International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jan. 22-Feb. 1 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA.
Jan. 24 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jan. 26-30 FFWD Advertising & Marketing Week, Toronto, Ontario, USA.
Jan. 27-30 ReelScreen Summit 2015, Washington, D.C., USA.
Jan. 27 Press Conference – JUNO Awards Nominees
 Jan. 28 OLA (Ontario Library Association) Super Conference 2015, Toronto, Ontario.           
Jan. 30-31 American Library Association Meeting & Exhibit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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