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Ontario Creates-CMF IDM Futures Forward Program Information Session

Nov 24, 2023

Ontario Creates-CMF IDM Futures Forward Program Information Session

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Ontario Creates-CMF IDM Futures Forward Program

Information Session

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an online Ontario Creates IDM Fund Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the Information Session.

Thursday November 30 2:00 PM ET – Register Here

The Ontario Creates-CMF IDM Futures Forward Program is a partnership with Ontario Creates and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) that provides funding for early-stage project-related development.

This program seeks to support companies that often have barriers to accessing project funding and to support the very beginning of a project’s creative process with the objective of giving a project a better chance to succeed in future stages of funding.

Deadline: December 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET

An Eligible Applicant to the Program is a for-profit company that:

  • Completed an Ontario Creates Futures Forward Workshop in 2023, OR
  • Is an Ontario Creates IDM Fund-eligible company (see Guidelines) where the majority of owners self-identify as at least one of the following: Women or non-binary; 2SLGBTQIA+; First Nations, Inuit or Métis; Racialized; Persons with disabilities; Francophone.

This Program has a commitment to provide 1/3 of its budget towards French-language projects and 2/3 of its budget towards projects from companies owned by Indigenous people or members of equity-deserving communities.

Eligible companies may submit an application to the Program to receive one of a limited number of grants (non-repayable contributions) to assist them with their early-stage project development activities. Applicants are encouraged to seek mentorship support for their activities.

  • The maximum contribution to a project funded through the Program shall be the lesser of $20,000 or 75% of the project’s eligible costs with (i) 50% of such Program contribution amount from the CMF and (ii) 50% from Ontario Creates.

An Eligible Project must be:

  • A new project that has not received other development funding for the phase of work being proposed.
  • Interactive Content or Video Content, delivered on a platform, network, or device capable of interactivity. This may include:
  • Video games;
  • Mobile content;
  • E-learning content;
  • XR experiences;
  • Digital publishing projects;
  • Web series;
  • Video content for online magazines;
  • Video based e-learning projects

Guidelines:

Complete Guidelines and program requirements, including eligibility criteria are posted on the Ontario Creates website:

Futures Forward Program

Application Submission:

All applications must be submitted using the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). For information on how to register to the OAP, please visit this link https://apply.ontariocreates.ca/ and click on register.

For general information regarding registration and the OAP, please send an email to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca

For further information, please send an inquiry to idmfund@ontariocreates.ca.

Date November 30, 2023Time 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCategory Events