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October 2014

OMDC Celebrates Ontario films and filmmakers at TIFF® 2014!

Over 900 film and Ontario cultural industry leaders joined Ontario Media Development Corporation at our annual Celebrate Ontario event on Friday September 5, 2014 at The Carlu. OMDC celebrated three OMDC-supported features screening at TIFF 2014: Maps To The Stars, October Gale and Wet Bum as well as a number of films in release including: The Calling, The Captive, Altman, Dr. Cabbie and After The Ball (coming soon). Watch the OMDC Film Fund trailer here.

Click on the links below to watch the Celebrate Ontario Videos on OMDC's YouTube Channel.

Watch the opening remarks by President & CEO, Karen Thorne-Stone, OMDC’s Chair Kevin Shea and Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport / Minister Responsible for Pan/Parapan American Games at OMDC’s Celebrate Ontario event during TIFF 2014.

Ontario filmmaker Ruba Nadda October Gale (TIFF 2014 Special Presentations) Maps To The Stars actors Clara Pasieka and Emilia McCarthy

Wet Bum’s producer, Paula Devonshire, actor, Craig Arnold and director, Lindsay MacKay

Ontario filmmakers Catherine Gourdier and Don Carmody Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Canada: 15 Hottest Talents Under 35, Cody Hackman of Hackybox Pictures, actor starring in Gridlocked

Watch the TIFF 2014 Rising Stars - Shannon Kook-Chun, Sophia Desmarais, Julia Sarah Stone and Alexandre Landry

Ontario feature documentary filmmaker Rama Rau Avi Federgreen, Federgreen Entertainment

Upcoming Ontario feature Throwing Cotton -actors Katie Boland and Leva Lucs with producer Natalie Urquhart and writer /director Tori Larsen
Dr. Cabbie composer Ken Worth and Michele Worth Inder Singh , International Film Festival of South Asia – Toronto (IFFSA) / Punjabi International Film Festival – Toronto (PIFF)
Leah Jaunzems and Kris Booth Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric
Brendan Canning, Lindsay Michael, Sarah Haywood and Kyle Irving Paul Barkin, Karen Bruce, Pall Grimsson and Cher Hawrysh
Jane Tattersall, Susan Maggi and Julia Sereny Sean Buckley
Jeffery Lando, Brendan Beiser and Slater Jewell-Kemker The Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mary Rezvanifar, Artemiz Rezvanifar and Kiu Rezvanifar
Jennifer Holness, Andra Sheffer and Mark Montefiore PwC’s and OMDC board member Anita McOuat, Emanuel Mascoll and Marian Lim

Special thanks to our Celebrate Ontario sponsors PwC and Deluxe! Visit OMDC’s 2014 Celebrate Ontario Facebook gallery for more photos from this event.

Congratulations to all of the TIFF 2014 Award Winners!

2014 City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film - Bang Bang Baby
Director: Jeffrey St. Jules / Producers: Daniel Bekerman, Jonathan Bronfman, Don Allan

2014 Award for Best Canadian Short Film - The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer
Director: Randall Okita / Producers: Maral Mohammadian, Michael Fukushima

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