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Film Fund - Development


Film & TV :

Film Fund: Marketing and Distribution Initiative


December 19, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Global Market Development – Film & Television

Deadline 1

May 7, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund- Production

Cycle 1

March 14, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 2

July 11, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 3

November 14, 2024
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund - Development


November 28, 2024
5:00 PM EST

The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Development Stream is intended to support development activities that lead to the increase of domestic feature film production in Ontario. The Film Fund provides support to Ontario producers for all stages of development activities.

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.


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis to Thursday November 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET.

Applications will be assessed on a continuous basis as they are received. Decisions will be communicated to applicants between 8 and 12 weeks after their application is submitted.

Funding Available

Projects/Producers who meet the eligibility criteria for the Ontario Creates Film Fund can apply for Development support to a maximum of $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 principal photography.

The number of applicants who will receive funding and the amount of funding received will be determined by the annual confirmed budget of the Ontario Creates Film Fund and the quantity and quality of the applications received.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements can be found in the Ontario Creates Film Fund: Development Stream Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms. Please ensure that you have the current versions before preparing your documentation.

Information Sessions

Webinar #1:

Date:Tuesday May 14, 2024
Time:1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Webinar #2:August 2024 (Date TBA)    

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required.
  • Prior to starting an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the Film Fund – Development program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.


Program Coordinator
Phone: 416-642-6695

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here.

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