OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2014

OMDC Success Story: Dundurn Press


Since its foundation in 1972, Dundurn has published over 2500 works of Canadian history + Read More

OMDC Program Deadlines and News

Note: *All Program Deadlines are by 5 pm

OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund


The Ontario Music Fund (OMF)

OMF Music Industry Development Stream

Industry Development Program

Ongoing | OMDC's Industry Development Program offers financial and, where appropriate, strategic support to established trade and event organizations that are undertaking initiatives that provide business growth and business development opportunities for Ontario cultural media companies. Guidelines are now posted on our website at http://www.omdc.on.ca/film_and_tv/Funding/Industry_Development_Program.htm. For further information contact: programs@omdc.on.ca.

Research Grant Applications Now Available on OMDC’s Online Application Portal (OAP)

OMDC is pleased to announce that applications to the Research Grants program can now be made on the OMDC’s paperless, secure Online Application Portal (OAP). You will be able to apply online (including uploading and storing corporate documents), track the status of your applications and communicate with OMDC regarding your application through the OAP.

Applications can be submitted online or on paper for November 10, 2014 application deadline.
For deadlines in 2015 and after, application through the Online Application Portal is mandatory.

New users to the OAP will first have to register for a user account.

OAP training videos are available online and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

We are also offering a WebEx training session on the OMDC Online Application Portal. Visit our website for upcoming WebEx training dates on how to use the Online Application Portal.

Upcoming Research Application Deadlines

Research deadlines will be at 5:30 p.m., Toronto time, on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 10, 2014
  • Monday, March 16, 2015

*OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms at any time. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are using the most current Guidelines and Application Form. Inquiries regarding OMDC Research should be directed the Research and Strategic Planning department. Phone: 416-314-6858 / Email: research@omdc.on.ca.

OMDC-Supported Research

Industry Profile of the Independent Web Series Creators of Ontario
This study is the first ever industry profile of Ontario’s web series creators. Web series saw an increase in volume of production by more than 25% since 2012, suggesting the supply of web series content is expected to grow. The study further showed web series creators are operating at the frontier of new screen-based storytelling, and are drivers of research and development (R&D) in online video production and distribution. Ontario-based web series creators have earned international awards, festival accolades and are beginning to explore content translation deals for greater exposure in international markets

OMDC's OAP Training Videos Available Online!

We are very pleased to announce that the OAP training videos have gone live and can be found on the Online Application Portal Training Videos page of the OMDC website.

OAP Quick Tip

The Portal Dashboard displays five of the most recent action items by default. To see the full list, click SHOW ALL at the bottom right corner of the Action Items table. You can also remove closed action items from the Dashboard by selecting the HIDE button to the right of the closed items.

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