International Financing Forum
IFF is OMDC's feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, distributors, funders, and executive producers to do business in brokered meetings and benefit from exclusive networking opportunities.
Now celebrating its 11th year, OMDC’s IFF has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 60 successfully financed to date, including Robert Budreau's Born to be Blue, Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children, Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom, Haiffa Al-Mansour’s Wadjda, and Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, Coriolanus among many other titles.
Canadian and international feature film producers are invited to apply to IFF. Registration is free but competitive. Final selection is based on company track record, pitch package and suitability of projects.Eligibility
Applicants must have, at minimum, one full producer credit on a theatrically released feature, and one or two market-oriented projects in development that require international co-production or financing partners. Please note: IFF accepts non-English-language projects only with prior approval.
Producers with only Executive Producer, Co-Producer and Associate Producer credits are not eligible.
Priority will be given to projects that have not premiered at other co-financing or co-production markets. We accept one project application per company.
Timelines/deadlines for OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) are as follows. All dates may be subject to change.
Applications Open: May 6, 2016
Deadline for Canadian producers: June 17, 2016
Deadline for international producers: June 24, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
- All new applications going forward must be submitted via the OMDC’s Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
- Prior to starting an application, you must register your organization’s corporate information through the OAP. If this has not already been done, you must register by going to: https://apply.omdc.on.ca and click on “Register”.
- Applicants are 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 begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back to edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
- If you encounter problems setting up your organization’s corporate information, please email email@example.com for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.
- If your company is registered, the IFF 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.
To submit an application please click here.
Representatives from the following companies attended IFF 2015:
|ACE (France)||Ingenious Investments (UK)|
|Amazon Studios (USA)||K5 International (Germany)|
|AMBI Films (USA)||Kickstarter (USA)|
|Backup Media (France)||Magnolia Pictures (USA)|
|Bankside Films (UK)||Maven Films (USA)|
|Beta Cinema (Germany)||Memento Films International (France)|
|Big Beach (USA)||MK2 (France)|
|Cinemart/Rotterdam Film Festival (The Netherlands)||Mongrel Media International (Canada)|
|Cinetic Media (USA)||Participant Media (USA)|
|eOne Films (Canada)||Radius (USA)|
|EuropaCorp Films USA (USA)||The Match Factory (Germany|
|Film4 (UK)||Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UK)|
|FilmNation (USA)||Vimeo Films (USA)|
|Fortissimo Films (The Netherlands)||Visit Films (USA)|
|Fox Searchlight (USA)||Wildbunch (France)|
|ICM Partners (USA)||William Morris Endeavor (USA)|
|IFC Films (USA)||WTFilms (France)|
|Indiegogo (USA)||XYZ Films (Canada)|
What are participants saying?
"IFF gave us the opportunity to sit down with the top sales agents around the world and presented our project to the marketplace as a high priority, which is invaluable as a producer." - Rebecca Green & Laura Smith, Two Flints (US)
"It is a terrific place to meet financiers, producing partners, make new film connections and get a unique perspective on how to make your own independent project come to life. Everyone at IFF is so helpful, definitely would hope to have more projects at IFF in the years to come” -Shona Urvashi & Raman Lamba, PLA Entertainement (India)
“IFF brought the executives to us. The forum afforded our team the opportunity to both pitch and network in a relaxed environment. The meetings we held will certainly benefit the film we were pitching, while the contacts we made at IFF will continue to grow our network of partners.” - Kaleena Kiff & Galen Fletcher, Radius Squared Media (Canada/BC)
“IFF is a constructive and focused opportunity, well worth being a part of.” - Jason Newmark, Newscope Films (UK)
“We are just about to take our project out to market. IFF was a great place to start the process, and put faces to the names of some potential partners moving forward. We also had the opportunity to meet with some talented and passionate producers from here and abroad, who we look forward to forging fruitful relationships with.” - Mark Smith & Grant Harvey, Copperheart Entertainment (Canada/Ont)
“After IFF I took a very special impression home with me: it´s all about the international community of the filmmakers and that IFF is accessible for everybody. it feels not like the other side of the table when you meet top-international exec´s – it’s more the idea of a prospective collaboration which arises from the meetings and that is an amazing inspiration!” - Jamila Wenske & Sol Bondy, One Two Films (Germany)
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