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Export Fund - Film & Television


Film & TV :

Film Fund - Development


November 30, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Export Fund – Film & Television

Deadline 1

May 11, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Film & TV :

Film Fund- Production

Cycle 1

March 10, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 2

July 7, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Cycle 3

November 17, 2021
5:00 PM EST

Ontario Creates Export Fund - Film and Television 2021-2022 

Ontario Creates understands that COVID-19 has created many challenges across the creative industries. Company activities that facilitate international business and audience development are eligible provided they align with the objectives of the Export Fund program. Travel and participation in industry events organized by third parties is not required. Eligible activities/costs may include but are not limited to:

    • design and production of marketing materials including equipment, staff and operations costs
    • participation in virtual events and meetings including equipment, staff and operations costs
    • market and business consultants to facilitate connections with audience and other partners
    • As the COVID-19 situation evolves, successful applicants will be permitted to make activity changes as necessary. As always, activity changes must be approved in advance.

The Ontario Creates Export Fund - Film and Television provides eligible Ontario producers with funding to pursue strategic export development activities that support company growth and produce measurable business development results. Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events to support the company’s content creation and exploitation activities.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available

Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $15,000 capped at 50% of the total costs for all activities.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in Ontario Creates Export Fund – Film and Television Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP) system. Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Prior to commencing an application, your Company’s corporate information must be registered. If you do not have a user account on OAP, please go to and click on “Register”.
  • If your company is registered, the Ontario Creates Export Fund program deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the on-screen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are encouraged to start the application process well in advance of the deadline in case technical support is required. There is flexibility for completing the application form - you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back to edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
  • 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.

Information Sessions

Webinar #1



Thursday, April 8, 2021


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar #2



Thursday, April 15, 2021


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


Program Coordinator, Industry Initiatives
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 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.

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