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OMDC Newsletter
September 2013

Industry Deadlines and Events

Canada Media Fund Consultations
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is undertaking a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories; industry working groups and advisory committees; as well as online consultation. Feedback received will shape CMF policy moving forward as the two-year program guidelines come to an end and new guidelines are developed for 2014-2015 and beyond. Focus groups are planned for September 12th in Toronto and October 16th in Ottawa. More information: www.cmf-fmc.ca/

The Polaris Music Prize gala is on Monday, September 23rd at The Carlu in downtown Toronto. As was revealed at the Short List announcement on July 16th, this year’s hosts will be previous Polaris Music Prize nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad. The entire event will be aired live on Aux.tv and SiriusXM channels (The Verge XM ch. 173 and The Iceberg Sirius ch. 161) beginning at 8pm ET. For the first time ever, the public will be able to attend; a limited number of tickets are on sale through ticketfly.com.

Congratulations to these Ontario Artists on their 2012 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations:


Metric - Synthetica

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Whitehorse - The Fate of the World Depends on This

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Young Galaxy - Ultramarine

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2013 Polaris Music Prize Shortlist:

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  • Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
  • Metric – Synthetica
  • Purity Ring – Shrines
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
  • Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
  • A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
  • Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
  • Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year. Judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or record sales, the prize’s past winners have included Feist (2012), Arcade Fire (2011), Karkwa (2010), Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) (2006).


Call for entires

The Digis are Canada's favourite Digital Media Award show featuring remarkable companies, products and pioneers that are putting Canada at the forefront of the international mediascape.

The Digis offer a diverse roster over 20 categories to recognize the best talent from across the advertising and content sectors. Open for Canadian entries only. New this year is audience voting where submissions are available to be reviewed and voted on by the community.

The Digi Awards will take place at the 2013 nextMEDIA Content & Marketing Summit on December 3rd at The Carlu in Toronto.

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Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

Sept. 4-8 Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, Ontario.
Sept. 5-15 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF®), Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 10 Content Innovators Summit, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 10 The Asian Film Summit, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 12-15 Strategic Partners, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Sept. 14-17 Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show, Ottawa, Ontario.
Sept. 14-22 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury, Ontario.
Sept. 16 Scotiabank Giller Longlist Announcement, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 18-22 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Ontario.
Sept. 20-23 2nd Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 22-24 Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, Malmo, Sweden.
Sept.22 The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, Nokia Theatre - Angeles, California.
Sept. 22 Word on the Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept. 23 Polaris Music Prize - Gala and Winner Announcement, Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 26-Oct.11 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), Vancouver, British Columbia.
Oct. 2-4 Screens 2013 Mobile and Tablet Development Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Oct. 8 Scotiabank Giller Shortlist Announcement, Toronto, Ontario.
Oct. 9-13 Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany.
Oct. 15-18 Power to the Pixel 2013, London, England.
Oct. 16-17 7th Annual Production Finance Market (PFM), London, England.
Oct. 17-20 Folk Music Ontario - Annual Conference, Mississauga, Ontario.
Oct. 23-15 Casual Connect 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Oct. 24- Nov.3 International Festival of Authors, Toronto, Ontario.
Oct. 26 Directors Guild of Canada Awards, Toronto, Ontario.
Oct. 27-31 International Visitors Program during IFOA, Toronto, Ontario.

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