IDM Fund: Production and Concept Definition
Halcyon 6 - Starbase Commander - Massive Damage Inc.
N++ - Metanet Software
Rollers of the Realm - Phantom Compass
Severed - Drinkbox Studios
Space Janitors - Space Mop
Whatever, Linda - Secret Location
The OMDC Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund Concept Definition and Production programs provide IDM content creators with funding for high quality, original interactive digital media content projects that make a positive contribution to the Ontario economy.
- Production - support for the creation of a market-ready content project that will be released to end users.
- Concept Definition - support for early-stage activities that will assist the applicant company in moving towards the production of a market-ready content project.
The deadline for Production and Concept Definition programs in 2017-18:
August 28, 2017 by 5:00 pm
Successful applicants are eligible to receive a non-refundable contribution capped at 50% of the project budget.
- Production: maximum contribution = $250,000
- Concept Definition: maximum contribution = $50,000
NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the OMDC Interactive Digital Media Fund Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely prior to commencing your application. OMDC reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms. Please ensure that you have the current versions before preparing your documentation.
Guidelines and Application Forms
All documentation must be submitted on the relevant OMDC IDM Fund budget template or equivalent.
Two templates are available, one for Concept Definition projects and one for Production projects.
In order to be considered complete ALL budgets must be accompanied by a Summary of Related Party Transactions, a Financing Plan and a Schedule of Minimum Ontario Expenditures.
- All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
- 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 IDM 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.
- If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email email@example.com for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an OMDC IDM Fund Information Session. 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.
Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
- Information Session #1 - Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am Click here to register for information session
- Information Session #2 - Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Click here to register for information session
Location: Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto
Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
- Online Information Session # 1 - Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Click here to register for the online information session
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 16th, 2017 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 accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.
Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to email@example.com
To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.