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January 21, 2020

January 20 FilmOntario Update

Happy New(ish) Year!

Happy new year – and new decade – to all FilmOntario members. We are looking forward to a busy year ahead, working to promote Ontario’s screen-based industries. We couldn’t do this work without you – thank you.for your ongoing support and commitment to our industry.

As you know, this year we will be looking to increase our membership. If you have industry colleagues who aren’t FilmOntario members, encourage them to join. You can highlight our 2019 Accomplishments to demonstrate the benefits of membership. And don’t hesitate to send them my way with any questions ….

Whites February Freeze

William F. White International Inc. will host the 19th Year of February Freeze on February 4th and 5th, 2020 in Toronto.

This widely anticipated pre-NAB exhibit, known for bringing together production professionals with the very latest innovations and technologies, will return to Toronto’s newest and largest world-class production support complex, the William F. White Centre at 800 Islington Ave.​ ​

Day 1 of February Freeze will host the expected technological showcase with nearly 60 varied vendors on site and Day 2 will feature an invite-only lighting workshop and lens open house. Visit the site for more information.

CMF-Distributor Pilot Predevelopment Matching Program

In a shared commitment to supporting Canadian creators and delivering Canadian programming to worldwide audiences, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the Canadian Association of Content Exporters (CACE) have announced a new program to fund the predevelopment of export-focused Canadian content. The CMF-Distributor Pilot Predevelopment Matching Program will help support Canadian television projects intended for international export by encouraging early collaboration between qualified distribution companies, writers, and producers. Applications will be accepted beginning January 30, 2020.

The $3M program will support both English and French-language projects, with eligible project budgets ranging from $40K to $150K. The CMF’s maximum contribution for each eligible project will be a dollar-for-dollar match of the distributor’s predevelopment fee of no less than $20K and no more than $75K from an eligible Canadian distributor. Each Canadian distributor may contribute a maximum of $250K (in each language market) in predevelopment fees through this program.

Eligible projects must be in a CMF-supported genre and will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects which have previously received funding from the CMF’s Early-Stage Development Program are eligible for the CMF-Distributor Pilot Predevelopment Matching Program to further development work.

LIFT Winter Programming Catalogue Now Available

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers (LIFT) has released their winter programming catalogue, which contains information about workshops and courses being offered from now until May 2020.

In addition, LIFT is holding their Winter Guided Tour, which includes information about joining as well as how to register for workshops and rent equipment, on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm.

News to Share?

If there are any updates or announcements you would like to share with your fellow FilmOntario members, please don’t hesitate to let me know at clynch@filmontario.ca and I will include it in the next member update.

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