Comments on Funding:
Funding is up to $25,000 for the selected stage of development.
Ontario Creates support cannot exceed 75% of the budget for the selected development stage.
Ontario Creates’ contribution is an interest-free loan, which must be repaid at the commencement of principle photography.
Eligible applicants must:
Production companies must:
Individual producers must:
Ontario Creates will consider applications from producers who do not meet the above minimum applicant producer requirements provided that they can demonstrate in writing the attachment to the project of an Ontario based executive producer who does meet the above qualifications. In this instance, applicants are required to seek pre-approval of the executive producer by Ontario Creates prior to application.
Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Decisions will be announced 8 to 12 weeks after the application has been submitted; Successful applicants must accept and sign an agreement within one month of notification.
Applicants must submit the following documents:
Other Things to Note:
The Ontario Creates Film Fund supports a range of projects across genres with both industrial and cultural benefits. Ontario Creates measures the results of the Film Fund primarily based on net benefit from the project to the province which includes but is not limited to return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.