Type of Program:
The Marketing and Distribution Initiative (MDI) is intended to assist producers of Ontario Creates Film Fund supported projects to make a meaningful contribution to the domestic marketing and distribution of their projects leading up to and during their commercial release.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $25,000, capped at 75% of the total marketing budget.
The remaining 25% must include a minimum 10% cash contribution from the production company/producer.
General administration costs are capped at 15% of the total M&D budget.
In-kind or deferred labour costs cannot exceed 15% of the total budget.
When It Ends:
January 31, 2022
Eligible applicants must submit their application to Ontario Creates electronically through the Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications must be received electronically via the OAP system no later than 5:00 pm on the applicable deadline.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for Marketing Support at minimum eight weeks prior to the planned official release date of the film.
Decisions will be communicated to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of application submission.
Successful applicants must sign a contract with Ontario Creates within one month of notification.
Applicants must submit:
Other Things to Note:
- 1Check their website for 2022 - 2023 Film Fund updates for all funding streams.
- 2Ontario Creates also provides funding through the Ontario Music Investment Fund (OMIF). 2021 Deadlines passed, check for 2022 updates. - checked on 21st of December 2021.