OMDC Newsletter
Summer 2016

Discover Ontario Series at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Discover Ontario - RUSH: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - July 19 at 6:30 pm

Director Sam Dunn will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Discover Ontario: is a six-part film series showcasing the vibrant people and places of the province we call home. From the northern landscapes immortalized by the Group of Seven to the gritty city that inspired rock legends Rush, we take you to Ontario’s most intriguing cultural destinations and reveal its hidden gems.

OMDC Film Fund-Supported Features in Release

Hevn (Revenge) was the first Norwegian-Canadian co-production in two decades. OMDC Success Story: Alcina Pictures +Read More.
Producers: Kristine Knudsen, Paul Barkin; Director/Writer: Kjersti Steinsbø
Cast: Siren Jørgensen, Frode Winther, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

Into The Forest
BRON STUDIOS/​Rhombus Media/​CW Media Finance
Producers: Niv Fichman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Ellen Page / Director and Writer: Patricia Rozema
Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie

The Steps
Quadrant Motion Pictures Inc.
Producers: Daniel Iron, Mary Anne Waterhouse, Andrew Currie, Jason James / Director: Andrew Currie / Writer: Robyn Harding
Cast: Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, Christine Lahti, Vinay Virmani

Rhombus Media’s Closet Monster in theatres July 2016

Closet Monster
Rhombus Media’s Closet Monster premiered at TIFF in 2015, winning Best Canadian Feature Film. + Read More

2016 Don Haig Award Recipient – Ed Barreveld , Producer of League of Exotique Dancers

Toronto-based producer Ed Barreveld (Storyline Entertainment) was named the recipient of the 2016 Don Haig Award, which recognizes an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film at the Hot Docs Festival. He is the producer of this year's opening night film and an OMDC-supported documentar League of Exotique Dancers (D: Rama Rau).

Ontario at Cannes

OMDC-Supported Films: Mean Dreams and Two Lovers and A Bear screened at 2016 Cannes Film Festival– Director’s Fortnight Selection

Canadian directors at Cannes 2016: Nathan Morlando (Mean Dreams); Xavier Dolan (It’s Only The End Of The World – Winner Grand Prix) and Kim Nguyen (Two Lovers And A Bear) photo courtesy of Telefilm. See more pictures here.

2015 Rockie Awards’ Canadian Independent Producer Award – Don Carmody   Female Eye Maverick Award & Best In The Biz Tribute – Christina Jennings
Congratulations to Don Carmody: The Canadian Independent Producer Award at The Banff World Media Festival   2016 Honourary Maverick, Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO, Shaftesbury