Cultural Supports Program: Film & Television Stream

By mmuise

The Film and Television Stream is designed to increase film and television industry jobs and investment and to increase quality, original film and television productions produced in Northern Ontario, while showcasing its culture, geography, stories and talent.

Comments on Funding:

NOHFC funding is based on the project’s total level of spending in Northern Ontario. NOHFC provides assistance in the form of a conditional contribution up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum capped on a tiered basis according to the total northern spend:
- up to $500,000 potential level of support for a total production budget of up to $5 million;
- up to $1,000,000 potential level of support for a total production budget ranging from $5 million to $10 million;
- up to $2,000,000 potential level of support for a total production budget of $10 million and above.

Project costs that are eligible for NOHFC funding include all costs of production that are spent in Northern Ontario, including labour costs, production goods and services, and post-production costs.

Deadline: February 1 - April 30 May1 - July 31 August 1 - October 31 November 1 - January 31

Applicants must:

  • be production companies who are passionate about growing and supporting the industry in Northern Ontario;
  • be Canadian corporations which are Canadian controlled;
  • own all, or a majority of the rights necessary to exploit and produce the production;
  • receive a producer credit on the project.
Application Steps:

The applicant must:

1. create an online account using the form on the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) website,

2. follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section of the application,

3. click "Submit application".

NOHFC will contact the applicant in 2 to 4 weeks!

Applications will be reviewed by NOHFC staff for completeness and eligibility.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:
1. provide evidence of the availability of all other project financing with terms and conditions satisfactory to the NOHFC, at the time of application;
2. have secured a written commitment letter from a qualified and experienced distributor or broadcaster, satisfactory to the NOHFC, at the time of application.

Other Things to Note:

There are four application intake rounds:
1. Application intake period: February 1 - April 30;
2. Application intake period: May1 - July 31;
3. Application intake period: August 1 - October 31;
4. Application intake period: November 1 - January 31.

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