Applications open for OMDC International Financing Forum


The Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum
(IFF), which runs from 13 to 14 September at the Toronto International Film Festival
(TIFF), has announced a number of key dates for filmmakers.

Timelines/deadlines (All dates may be subject to change).

Applications open: 23 May 2015
Application deadline for Canadian producers: 17 June 2015
Application deadline for international producers: 24 June 2015
All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP).

The Event
IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film
Festival for independent producers and industry executives developing and financing
English language projects for the world market. Selected international and Canadian
producers are brought together with international sales agents, US distributors,
equity financiers, agents and executive producers for brokered meetings and
exclusive networking opportunities.

Guidelines and Application Process
Canadian and international feature film producers are eligible to participate in IFF
2015. Registration is free but competitive. Final selection to participate is based on
company track record and the suitability of projects.
Eligible applicants must have at a minimum:

• One full producer credit on a theatrically released feature by a recognisable
distributor (Producers with only executive producer, co-producer and associate
producer credits are not eligible)
• A market oriented English-language project in development which requires
international co-production and/or financing partners. (Please note: IFF accepts non-
English-language projects only with prior approval.)
Priority will be given to projects which have not premiered at other co-financing or
co-production markets. One project application per company is accepted.

OMDC’s Online Application Portal (OAP)
• All new applications must be submitted via the OMDC OAP. Applications
submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
• Prior to commencing an application, participants must register an organisation’s
corporate information through the OAP. If this has not already been done, visit the
OMDC application page. If experiencing
problems with setting up an organisation’s corporate information, email for assistance. This email address can also be used for any
technical questions about the OAP.
• If a company is registered, the IFF program deadline will appear in the
applicant’s dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application’ and
follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.

Further information and the link to the Online Application Portal (OAP) are available
on the OMDC


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