OMDC Newsletter
Celebrate Ontario 2016

Attention TIFF® Delegates:

For everything you need to know about OMDC programs, services, and filming on location in Ontario, please visit OMDC at the Canada/Ontario Stand during TIFF®. OMDC representatives will be in attendance on the following dates: Monday, September 8th- Thursday, September 15 from 9am – 5pm. We’re located in the TIFF Industry Centre at the King Street West Hyatt Regency Hotel (next door to TIFF Bell Lightbox) on the east side of the Mezzanine Level.

New at the Canada & Ontario Stand: Info sessions on partnering, working and shooting with and in Canada

Office Hours

 

Friday,
September 9

Saturday,
September 10

Sunday,
September 11

Monday,
September 12

10 am to 11 am

 

Meet with Ontario’s Film Commission to learn about shooting in Ontario and experts from OMDC’s Tax Credit and Film Fund teams to learn about Ontario’s financial incentives.

Meet with experts from Ontario’s Film Commission and Film Fund team to learn about shooting in Ontario and our competitive funding opportunities.

Meet with experts from Ontario’s Film Commission and Film Fund team to learn about shooting in Ontario and our competitive funding opportunities.

Meet with Ontario’s Film Commission to learn about shooting in Ontario and experts from OMDC’s Tax Credit and Film Fund teams to learn about Ontario’s financial incentives.

3 pm to 4 pm

 

 

Meet with Telefilm Canada and hear
how we support Canadian films around the world.

Meet with Telefilm Canada and hear
how we support Canadian films around the world.

Meet with Telefilm Canada and learn about official coproduction and film financing in Canada.

Meet with Telefilm Canada and learn about official coproduction and film financing in Canada.

11th Edition of OMDC’s IFF Helps Canadian and International Feature Film Producers Secure Financing from Top Companies

OMDC’s 11th Edition of the International Financing Forum (IFF) is a two-day co-financing event for feature film producers and executives from Canada and around the world that takes place in association with and during TIFF® on September 11-12, 2016.

At OMDC's IFF 2016, 40 feature film producer teams and projects have been selected to participate in this highly competitive, curated program, featuring 20 Canadian producing teams and 20 international producer teams from countries such as Australia, Egypt, England, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, and The United States.

In addition to the producers, over 40 high-level international industry executives including international sales agents, financiers, distributors, agents, and executive producers are registered to attend and take one-on-one meetings with producers. New companies represented this year include: Netflix, BBC Films, Elle Driver, Films Distribution, and returning companies include: Amazon Studio, Fox Searchlight, Cinetic Media, Echo Lake Entertainment, Film4, Gamechanger Films, IFC Films/IFC Selects/IFC Midnight, Ingenious, K5 Media Group, ICM, Magnolia, Match Factory, Maven Pictures, Mongrel Media International, Participant Media, Protagonist Pictures, Seville International/EOne Films, Sundance Film Festival, StudioCanal, and TFI, among other top film companies.

To date, over 70 of OMDC's IFF projects have been financed including: Born To Be Blue, The Ashram, The Tale, The Book of Negroes, Citizen Gangster, Midnight's Children, The Husband, The Whistleblower, Coriolanus, Animal Kingdom, My Foolish Heart, The Colony, Wadjda, Hector and the Search for Happiness, and the Oscar®-nominated, Incendies.

Funding for OMDC’s IFF 2016 is provided by founding partners, Telefilm Canada, and UK Department of International Trade (DIT); new partner, South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF); sponsored by Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA); with additional support provided by Canada Film Capital.

We are pleased to announce the following IFF 2016 Ontario, out-of-province, and international selected producers and projects:

11th Annual OMDC International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 Selected Participants

Canadian Participants – Main Program

Producers

Company

Prov.

Project

Director

Writer

Tricia
Lee

Chris Luckhardt

A Film Monkey Production Inc.

Ontario

Tin Cans

Tricia Lee

Corey Brown

Karen Shaw

 

Rob Stewart

Diatribe Pictures / Quarterlife Crisis Productions

Ontario

Sharkwater: Extinction

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart

David Cormican

William Scoular

Don Carmody Productions

Ontario

Northbound

William Scoular

Ashlin Halfnight

Andrew
Cividino

Karen
Harnisch

Film Forge

Ontario

Baldy

Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas

Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas

Robert
Budreau

n/a

Lumanity Productions

Ontario

In The Flames

Robert Budreau

Justin Haythe

Matthew
Cervi

n/a

Mad Samurai Productions

British Columbia

Zed

Jeff Renfroe

Jeff
Renfroe

Randy
Manis

Ricky
Tollman

Manis Film

Ontario

Run This Town

Ricky Tollman

Ricky Tollman

Judy
Holm

Danishka
Esterhazy

Markham Street Films

Ontario

Jagged Winter

Danishka Esterhazy

Danishka Esterhazy

Jeff
Rogers

Tim
Martin

Media Goes Here

Ontario

The Sandman

Dario Argento

David
Tully

Sonia
Boileau

Jason
Brennan

Nish Media

Quebec

Vanished

Sonia Boileau

Sonia Boileau

John
Christou

Aisling
Chin-Yee

Prospector Films

Quebec

I Believe In You

TBD

Lanan Adcock

Mary Anne
Waterhouse

Andrew
Currie

Quadrant Motion Pictures Inc.

Ontario

The Invisibles

Andrew Currie

Colin Aussant & Andrew Currie

Kaleena
Kiff

Ben Rekhi/ Guneet Monga

Radius Squared Media / Sikyha Ent’t

British Columbia / India

The Surrogate

Ben Rekhi

Manu Chopra

Tim
Doiron

April
Mullen

WANGO Films Inc.

Ontario

Wander

April Mullen

Tim
Doiron

Tom
Spriggs

William
Woods

Woods
Ent’t

Ontario

Origin

TBD

Kevin Coughlin & Ryan Grassby

 

Canadian Participants – Also in Attendance

Producers

Company

Prov.

Project

Director

Writer

Coral
Aiken

Valerie
Buhagiar

Aiken Heart Films

Ontario

Carmen Has Been Touched

Valerie Buhagiar

Valerie Buhagiar

John-Paul
Nynkowski
& Mars Horodyski

n/a

Awkward Silence Productions

Ontario

You Have Feet In Your Shoes

Mars Horodyski

Mars Horodyski & Dan Abramovici

Lauren
Grant

n/a

Clique Pictures

Ontario

Riot Girls

TBA

Katherine Collins

Matt
King

Christina
Piovesan

LaRue Entertainment

Ontario

The Field

Samir Rehem

Matt
Hansen

Glen
Wood

n/a

ViDDYWELL FiLMS

Ontario

Rabbit Punch

Glen Wood

Kaveh Mohebbi

 

International Participants – Main Program

Producers

Company

Country

Project

Director

Writer

Christopher
Sheppard

Kurban
Kassam

Adventure Pictures Ltd.

UK

IN THE BEGINNING

Sally Potter

Sally
Potter

Nina
Spensley

Boris
Hars-
Tschachotin

Berghaus
Wöbke Filmproduk-tion GmbH

GERMANY

SONGS OF SILENCE

Boris
Hars-Tschachotin

Boris
Hars-Tschachotin

Karen
Katz

n/a

Coded Pictures

UK

Hammer ‘Till I Die

Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan

Mohamed
Hefzy

Jennifer
Peterson

Film Clinic

EGYPT

In The Land Of Wonder

Nadine Khan

Nura Elsheikh

Tracy
Brimm

n/a

Forward Films

UK

Stolen Time

Nick Whitfield

Nick Whitfield

Janine
Marmot

n/a

Hot Property Films

UK

Fight

Simon Pummell

Simon Pummell & Margot Knijn

Chris
Martin

Glenn
Patterson

Indie Movie Company

NORTHERN IRELAND

Dream Builders

Ian Fitzgibbon

Glenn Patterson & Colin Carberry

Delon
Bakker

n/a

Mannequin Films

SOUTH AFRICA

Victoria Falls

Matthew Jankes

Matt Ackley

John
Molloy

Bethany
Jones

Mushroom Pictures Pty Ltd

AUSTRALIA

Dire

Nicholas Verso

Johann Grimsson

Bernard
Michaux

n/a

Samsa Films

LUXEM
-BOURG

Dead Noon

Jeff Desom

Jeff
Desom

Dusan
Millic

Snezana
Penev

This & That Productions

SERBIA

Nanook Of The Moon

Dusan Milic

Dusan
Milic

Pietro
Greppi

n/a

Wonder Room Productions

UK

Cold Waters

Giacomo Cimini

Stavros Pamballis

Samantha
Taylor

n/a

Film and Music Entertainment

UK

How To Sell A War

Rudolph Herzog

Tim Price

Ryan
Zacarias

Frances
Bodomo

Nomadic Independence

US

Afronauts

Frances Bodomo

Frances Bodomo

Sol
Papadopoulos

Roy
Boulter

Hurricane Films

UK

Rum Doxy Diver

Lindy Heymann

Leigh Campbell

Marek
Rozenbaum

Hagar
Ben-Asher

Hagar
Ben-Asher

ISRAEL

The War Has Ended

Hagar
Ben-Asher

Hagar
Ben-Asher

International Participants – Also in Attendance

Producers

Company

Country

Project

Director

Writer

Fraser
Brown

n/a

FB Pictures Limited

NEW ZEALAND

Guilt

Brendan Donovan

Brendan
Donovan

Bianca
Isaac

n/a

Figjam Entertainment Pty Ltd

SOUTH AFRICA

3 Days To Go

Bianca Isaac

Bianca
Isaac

T.R.
Boyce Jr

Justin
Sherratt

filmROOSTER

USA

Adam's Apple

Katina Medina Mora

Emma
Bertrain

Petter
Lindblad

n/a

Snowcloud Films

SWEDEN

Beneath The Surface

Emnet Mulugeta

Gustav
Tegby