OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2014

Industry Deadlines and Events

Polaris Music Prize
Get ready for the 2014 Polaris Short List Announcement on July 15, 2014. Click here.

Call for Submission for the 10th International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting

Aug. 1, 2014 – Submission deadline for DOK Leipzig Co-production Meeting. DOK Leipzig is looking for creative documentaries in development that are international in scope and looking for diverse financing partners, from Germany and abroad. Particular focus is on theatrical documentaries intended for cinema release, however one-offs, series and trans/cross media projects are also welcome to apply. The 10th International DOK Leipzig Co-Production Meeting takes place on October 27 and 28. The two-day programme consists of individual meetings between producers, potential financiers including commissioning editors, film funds, distributors, and sales agents, as well as carefully-selected German producers looking for international projects. For more information and the online submission form click here.

Espresso Capital Invites You To Experience: The Fun in Funding

Date; August 7, 2014 from 4-7 pm
Location: Brazen Head Irish Pub, 165 East Liberty St.

Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets

July 18-27 Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto, Ontario
July 22-24 Casual Connect USA 2014, Hilton San Francisco Union, CA
August 10-14 SIGGRAPH 2014, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
August 16-22 Norwegian International Film Festival, Norway, Denmark
August 20-21 Nordic Co-Production and Finance Market, Haugesund, Norway
August 25 The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, California
Aug 27- Sept 6 The 71st Venice Film Festival, San Marco, Venice
Sept 3-6 Producers Lab Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 4-14 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto, Ontario
Sept 7-8 International Finance Forum (IFF), Toronto, Ontario
Sept 8 CRTC Phase 3 – “Let’s Talk TV” Public Hearing, Gatineau, Quebec
Sept 9 Asian Film Summit, Toronto Ontario
Sept 10-14 Ottawa Folk Festival, Hog’s Back Park, Ottawa, Ontario
Sept 11-14 Strategic Partners – Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sept 13-21 Cinefest – Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury Ontario
Sept 14 TIFF Closing Night, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 16 Scotiabank Giller Longlist Announcement, Toronto Ontario
Sept 17-20 CIMA at 2014 Reeprbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Sept 17-21 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Ottawa, Ontario
Sept 20-23 Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference & Trade Show, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 21 Word on the Street – 25th Anniversary, Queen’s Park Circle, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 21-23 Nordisk Forum for Co-financing of Documentaries, Malmo, Sweden
Sept 22 Polaris Music Prize Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario
Sept 25-30 Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, B.C.
Oct. 5-8 2014 Asian Film Market, Pusan, South Korea
Oct. 6 Scotiabank Giller Shortlist Announcement, Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 7-10 Power to Pixel: Cross Media Forum, London, England
Oct. 8-19 58th BFI London Film Festival, London, England
Oct. 8-9 The Pixel Market, London, England
Oct. 8-12 Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
Oct. 11-12 2014 MIP Jr, Cannes, France
Oct. 13-16 MIPCOM 2014, Palais de Festivals, Cannes, France
Oct 16-19 28th Annual Folk Music Ontario Conference, Westin Bristol Place, Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 23-Nov. 2 International Festival of Authors – 35th Anniversary, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 25 Directors Guild of Canada Awards Gala, Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 26-30 International Visitors Program - during IFOA, Toronto, Ontario

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