Funds for film and TV productions in Northern Ontario

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About the program

Get a contribution that covers up to 50% of production costs, to a maximum of $2 million (tiered amounts based on the production budget) for a media project that grows the film and TV industry in Northern Ontario.

Who is Eligible?

The Film and Television Stream is open to production companies who are passionate about growing and supporting the industry in Northern Ontario.

  • The production company must be a Canadian corporation which is Canadian controlled
  • The production company must own all, or a majority of the rights necessary to exploit and produce the production.
  • Applicants must receive a producer credit on the project.

There are four application intake rounds:

Round 1: Application intake period: February 1 – April 30

Round 2: Application intake period: May1 – July 31

Round 3:   Application intake period: August 1 – October 31

Round 4:  Application intake period: November 1 – January 31

What Projects are Eligible?

Types of eligible projects include:

  • Theatrical feature films
  • Scripted television series
  • Made-for-television movies
  • Documentaries
  • 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:
Total Production Budget Potential Level of Support
Up to $5 million Up to $500,000
$5 million – $10 million Up to $1,000,000
$10 million and above Up to $2,000,000
  • 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.

What is Not Eligible?

Types of ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Unscripted media content, such as reality TV, live sports, news or improvisational comedy
  • Advertisements, partisan content, fundraising videos, or industry videos not meant for broader consumption
  • Productions containing excessive violence or sexually explicit content, that encourage hatred, intolerance, violence or criminal activity.

The following costs are ineligible for NOHFC support:

  • Costs spent outside of Northern Ontario
  • Brokerage of goods and services from outside of Northern Ontario by intermediaries
  • Operational expenses for a media company


How to apply

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