Type of Program:
The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Development Stream is intended to support development activities that lead to the production of domestic feature film in Ontario. The Film Fund provides support to Ontario producers for all stages of development activities.
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.
When It Ends:
Closed for 2021
2022 deadlines to be determined
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.
Other Things to Note:
Check their website for 2022 - 2023 Film Fund updates for all funding streams.