CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) - September 11- 12, 2016

The Event

IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing and co-production 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.

Applications Open: May 6, 2016
Application deadline for Canadian producers: June 17, 2016
Application deadline for international producers: June 24, 2016
Presented by Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) at the Toronto International Film 
Festival (TIFF)

 Background

 Now in its 11th year, IFF has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 65 successfully financed to date, including Robert Budreau's "Born to be Blue", Deepa Mehta’s "Midnight’s Children," Denis Villeneuve’s "Incendies," David Michôd’s "Animal Kingdom," Haiffa Al-Mansour’s "Wadjda," and Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, "Coriolanus."

At IFF 2015, OMDC scheduled over 600 one-on-one meetings and brought producers together with each other and representatives from:  Amazon Studios, AMBI Films, Backup Media Group, Bankside, Beta Cinema, Big Beach Films, Cinetic Media, eOne, EuropaCorp Films USA, Film4, Film Nation, Fortissimo Films, Fox Searchlight, ICM, IFC Films/Sundance Selects/IFC Midnight, Ingenious Media, K5 Media Group, Magnolia, Maven Pictures, Memento, MK2, Mongrel Media International, Participant Film, Pinewood, Quickfire, Radius/TWC, The Match Factory, Universal Pictures International, Vimeo, Visit Films, Wild Bunch, William Morris Endeavor, WTFilms, XYZ Films.

Guidelines and Application Process

Canadian and international feature film producers are eligible to participate in IFF 2016. Registration is free but competitive. Final selection to participate is based on company track record, pitch package and the suitability of projects.

Eligible applicants must have at a minimum:

• one full producer credit (not executive or co-producer credit) on a theatrically released 
   feature by a recognizable distributor;
• a market oriented English-language project in development that 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 that have not premiered at other co-financing or co-production markets.  We accept one project application per company.

All applications must be submitted via the OMDC Online Application Portal (OAP). For more information, and to submit an application, click here.

For further information, please send an inquiry to iff@omdc.on.ca or contact:
Jan Nathanson | Producer, International Financing Forum
Ontario Media Development Corporation
175 Bloor Street East | South Tower | Suite 501 Toronto | Ontario M4W 3R8
Main phone: 416-314-6858 | Fax: 416-314-6876
www.omdc.on.ca
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