OMDC Newsletter
OCTOBER 2012

OMDC's TIFF Info Stand A Great Networking Hub During The Festival

For the first time, TIFF 2012 delegates were able to take advantage of OMDC's Info Stand at the TIFF Industry Centre inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Each day of the festival, staff from various departments answered questions about tax credit and financing programs, filming on location in Ontario, and OMDC-funded projects that were screening at TIFF. The stand also featured a meeting space designed to spark new conversations between OMDC and its stakeholders. Without a doubt, OMDC stood shoulder to shoulder among booths from countries around the world, and our presence there helped Ontario put its best foot forward on an international level.

2012 Film Fund Recipients Announced

OMDC awarded $2.6 million to assist in the production and development financing of 14 domestic feature films through support from the OMDC Film Fund.

Production financing was awarded to nine dramatic Ontario feature films and one documentary, and development financing was awarded to three feature film projects and one documentary. The process is highly-competitive: 48 applications were received for the Fund which is adjudicated by an industry jury.

The OMDC Film Fund enables Ontario-based producers to complete their financing with contributions of up to $25,000 for development projects and up to $400,000 for production funding, on a last-in basis.

An information session has been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program : Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Conference Centre, 3rd Floor, South Tower, 175, Bloor Street East, Toronto.) Please Note: The Conference Centre, 3rd Floor, is NOW located on the South Tower, 175, Bloor Street East, Toronto. Information Session - Click Here to access Registration Form.

The next OMDC Film Fund deadline is November 1, 2012.

Upcoming OMDC-Supported Events

Oct. 5 | OARN Conference 2012, The Ontario Augmented Reality Network is excited to announce that its 2012 Conference – expected to be the largest AR Conference in Canada – will take place on October 5, 2012 at the Bram & Bluma Salon at the Toronto Reference Library (Toronto, Ontario).

Oct. 24-26 | Merging Media VANCVOUVER – An OMDC supported three day event that brings together cross-media thought leaders.

Nov. 2-3 | OMDC is pleased to support The Sleepwalk Guitar Festival, project by Six Shooter Records at the Great Hall at 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.

Nov. 3- 4 | Gamercamp returns this November in Toronto and is currently seeking submissions for games to be exhibited during the event, as well as workshop proposals. The deadline is September 5th – visit http://www.gamercamp.ca/open-call-for-games-workshops/ for more information.

Nov. 6 -7 | X-Summit 2012, is a two-day cross-media conference focused on the opportunities where interactive media meets film, TV and more. X-Summit will create a dialogue between content creators in film, TV, video games, interactive online storytelling and other forms of media, and will provide unparalleled networking and partnership development opportunities. Day one will feature a full day of programming including keynotes, panels and presentations followed by a networking reception. The second day goes into depth with 1×1 meetings, roundtable discussions, workshops and more. Visit x-summit.com for details!