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2017 Highlights

Happy Holidays!

The Board, Management and Staff of the Ontario Media Development Corporation wish you safe and Happy Holidays – and all the best for the New Year!

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Ontario Film Commission has updated the Ontario Locations Library!

Visit the new site here.

OMDC’s Music Makes It!

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, OMDC hosted a successful Music Makes It (MMI) event with over 215 meetings scheduled between 29 Ontario music companies and over 27 Ontario screen-based executives.

After all the pre-arranged B2B meetings were over, a competitive group trivia game further forged new ties followed by a networking reception.

OMDC’s OMF team | Aisha Wickham, Consultant, Marina Adam, Manager, Ontario Music Office, Michelle Holtzkener, Consultant, Mark Watts, Consultant, Kristine Murphy, Director, Industry Development Group, Noah Gruneir, Program Coordinator and Lia Kyranis, Program Coordinator.

Thank you to all for your participation and we look forward to your future collaborations on the big and small screens. For more photos from this event visit OMDC’s 2017 MMI Facebook Galleries 1, 2, 3.

Celebrating Ontario’s 2017 Award-Winning Moments …

Click on the links to see just a few 2017 award-winning highlights from Ontario’s book and magazine publishing, film and television, interactive and music industry.

Ontario’s Trillium Book Award Celebrated 30 Years of Literary Excellence in our Province!

Click here to see more Ontario Book winners.

Ontario Magazines were honoured at the 2017 Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) (Maple Media) | Canadian Online Publishing Awards | Silver for Best Digital Content!

Click here to see more Ontario winners.

The Breadwinner, An OMDC Animated Feature | LA Film Critics and TFCA Best Animated Film!
Golden Globes | Nominated For Best Animated Feature

Buy The Breadwinner book by Deborah Ellis, Groundwood Books and then see the film!

OMDC Hosted a Screening of The Award-Winning Breadwinner Film! Celebrating some of the great talent behind The Breadwinner | Soma Chhaya (Shauzia –voice), Stuart Shankly (Assistant Director - Cartoon Saloon & Guru Studio), Ali Badshah (Nurullah-voice), Kane Mahon, (Optician/Kiln Owner -voice), Saara Chaudry (Parvana-voice),  Andrew Rosen (Producer, Aircraft Pictures)

OMDC Co-production Film, Tulipani Won The Audience Award at Whistler 2017!

Congratulations to Don Carmody Productions | Don Carmody and David Cormican   Tulipani | Harry Ammerlaan, David Cormican, Gijs Naber, Anneke Sluiters, Don Carmody, Hans de Weers and Elwin Looije

Click here for more OMDC Film highlights.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Winner AFI Movie of the Year

The Shape of Water | Nominated for 14 Critics’ Choice Award Nominations, seven Golden Globes and three SAG Awards!

Congratulations to the entire filmmaking team on your nominations! Another great film shot in Ontario!

The Handmaid’s Tale Wins Two C21Media’s International Drama Awards!


The Handmaid’s Tale (based on Margaret Atwood’s novel) which shot in Ontario took home two C21 Media International Drama Awards including Best English-language Drama and Best Female Performance of a Drama Series (Elizabeth Moss). This acclaimed TV series also won eight Emmy® Awards and is nominated for three Golden Globes! Congratulations to Take 5 productions and all the Ontario cast and crew who work on this award-winning production!

Click here for more award-winning Ontario Screen Highlights from 2017!

Two OMDC IDM-Supported Games Won at GDC 2017!

2017 GDC Best In Play Award Winner | Auto Age: Standoff | Phantom Compass

2017 GDC Best In Play Award Winner | Riverbond | Cococucumber

Click here for more interactive highlights!

2017 JUNO Awards

Ontario garnered quite a few JUNO Awards including these nine OMF-supported JUNO Award winners!

Click here for more award-winning Ontario music moments!

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