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October 2013

OMDC Celebrates Ontario Films and Filmmakers during TIFF!

Over 725 film and Ontario cultural industry leaders joined Ontario Media Development Corporation at our annual Celebrate Ontario event on Friday September 6, 2013 at The Carlu. OMDC had five OMDC-supported features screening at TIFF 2013 – including: The Art of The Steal (in theatres now); Enemy; The F Word; The Husband and Watermark (in theatres now).

Click on the link to watch the Celebrate Ontario Video on OMDC's YouTube Channel.

Ontario filmmaker Jonathan Sobol (director/writer of The Art of the Steal), Kevin Shea, OMDC Chair; Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC’s President & CEO and the Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, celebrate Ontario filmmakers during TIFF 2013.

Click on links below to see more information on films and to hear more from Ontario filmmakers.


Jonathan Sobol talks about how OMDC has supported his filmmaking career.

Cher Hawrysh producer, The Husband and Leah Jaunzem, producer, The Art of The Steal

Karen Shaw (upcoming OMDC-supported film, The Captive) and Atom Egoyan (Devil’s Knot)

Avi Federgreen, executive producer Empire of Dirt in theatres Nov. 22

Alexis Grieve (When Jews Were Funny) and Chris Minns

Drew Taylor, producer, Our Man in Tehran

Kevin Krikst and Sonia Hosko, producers of TIFF Short – Method

Jamie Minns and Jeremy Lalonde director of TIFF short, Out

Ontario filmmakers Catherine Gourdier and Don Carmody, DCP, Executive Producer

Ontario filmmaker/television producer, Peter Raymont, White Pine Pictures

Michael McNamara and Judy Holm, Markham Street Films

OMDC’s James Weyman, Tonya Lee Williams (ReelWorld Film Festival) and Ontario filmmaker Jamie Kastner

Former OMDC board member, Stephen Stohn (Epitome Pictures) and Lisa Stadnykova

Ontario filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott (Congratulations Red Queen Productions on your 10th year!)

Melanie Durrant

Lee Kim, producer, I’ll Follow you Down

Chris McDonald (Hot Docs), John Buchan (CBC) and Tara Ellis (Shaw Media)

OMDC board member Leesa Levinson (Lights, Camera, Access) and Jessica Faith Wilson

OMDC’s Keely Kemp; Deb Day (transmedia producer) and OMDC’s Kim Gibson

Thanks to Lisa Coulman and PwC for sponsoring OMDC’s Celebrate Ontario event!

For more photos from this event visit OMDC’s Celebrate Ontario 2013 Facebook gallery.

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