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Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures

Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures provide early-stage screen-based companies with access to the skills that they require to fast-track their knowledge acquisition and enhance the competitiveness of their companies through a series of courses administered by the following partner organizations:

  • Hand Eye Society
  • Interactive Ontario
  • Women in Film and Television – Toronto

The program is intended for companies that do not currently meet the requirements of the Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Concept Definition and Production programs:

  • new companies that are led by individuals with less than three years of professional IDM content creation experience (i.e., start-up company led by recent graduates)
  • established companies that are transitioning to IDM content creation from other industries (i.e., film company exploring digital-first content opportunities)

Deadlines, Application Process and More Information

Please consult the Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures information on partner organizations’ websites for more information including application deadlines and process.

Support Available

Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures consists of small group workshops. On conclusion of the program participants will:

  • have a business and marketing plan for their IDM product
  • have an understanding of business operations (including corporate financial statements)
  • be able to effectively pitch a project to an investor, channel partner or funding agency
  • have an understanding of the budget and financing considerations for IDM projects
  • be eligible for the IDM Fund Concept Definition and Production program
  • have the opportunity to submit an application to receive one of a limited number of grants of up to $15,000 to assist with product development


Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6697
Email: idmfund@ontariocreates.ca

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program that you are interested in.

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Development
Friday, January 29, 2021 5:00 PM ET

Export Fund (Book)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

IDM Fund: Global Market Development
Deadline 1: May 25, 2020 5:00 pm ET
Deadline 2: August 31, 2020 5:00 pm ET

Magazine Fund
Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Book Fund
Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 2: July 7, 2020, 5:00 PM EST
CYCLE 3: November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Export Fund (Film And Television)
Deadline 2: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6697