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The OMDC Film Fund is intended to increase the level of domestic feature film production in Ontario. It provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.

The OMDC Film Fund consists of two components: Development and Production

October 3, 2016 (by 5:00 pm)

Funding Available

Development : provides funding in the form of an interest-free loan of up to $25,000 for the final development stage.

Production : provides funding in the form of a repayable advance of up to $400,000 on a last-in basis to complete the financing of a feature film.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements can be found in OMDC Film Fund Production Guidelines and OMDC Film Fund Development Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms. Please ensure that you have the current versions before preparing your documentation.

Application Process  
  • All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Prior to starting an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the OMDC Film Fund program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may start at any time and save information as it is entered, and can go back to edit and/or add information up until the time the application is actually submitted.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@omdc.on.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.
Information sessions

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the upcoming OMDC Film Fund Information Sessions. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. 

Information Session 1 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Thursday, August 18, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto.

Information Session 2 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


*Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Media Development Corporation Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs@omdc.on.ca by July 15, 2016 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an OMDC Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.

Guidelines and Application Forms:

OMDC Film Fund – Development Guidelinespdf icon
OMDC Film Fund - Development BudgetExcel icon
OMDC Film Fund – Production Guidelinespdf icon
Schedule of Minimum Commitment of Ontario Expenditures Excel icon
OMDC Film Fund – Applicant Production Company Statementpdf icon

Application Form/Online Application Portal

Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives 
Phone: 416-642-6697

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@omdc.on.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email programs@omdc.on.ca with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.