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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Ontario Creates International Financing Forum (iff)

May 13, 2022 | Motion Picture

iff is Ontario Creates’ feature film co-financing and co-production event during the Toronto International Film Festival for independent producers and industry executives developing and financing English language projects for the world market. Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US distributors, equity financiers, agents and executive producers for brokered meetings and exclusive networking opportunities.

Ontario Creates is pleased to announce that iff 2022 will be an in-person event. We’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s participants to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Applications Open: April 27, 2022
Deadline for Canadian and International producers: June 13, 2022

Now in its 17 th year, iff has introduced hundreds of projects to the international marketplace with over 100 successfully financed to date. At iff 2021, Ontario Creates scheduled over 550 one-on-one meetings and brought producers together with each other and representatives from: A24 (US), Bankside Films (UK); Beta Cinema (GER); Big Beach (US); Bleecker Street (US); Caviar Antwerp (BEL); Celsius Entertainment (UK); Celluloid Dreams (France); Cinetic Media (US); Cornerstone Films (UK); Echo Lake Entertainment (US); Elle Driver (FR); Film Constellation (UK); Films Boutique (GER); ICM Partners (US); IFC Partners (US); Indie Sales (FR); K5 International (GER); Logical Pictures (FR); Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing (US); Maven Screen Media (US); Memento Films International (FR); Metro International Entertainment (UK); MK2 Films (France); NEON (US); Netflix (US); Playtime (FR); Protagonist Pictures (UK); Quickfire Films (UK); Raven Banner Entertainment (CAN); Road Pictures (CHN); StudioCanal (US); Sundance Film Festival (US); The Match Factory (GER); Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UK); Visit Films (US); Voltage Pictures (US); WaZabi Films (CAN); West End Films (UK); WME (US); WTFilms (FR); and XYZ Films (CAN).

Guidelines and Application Process
Canadian and international feature film producers are eligible to participate in iff 2022. Registration is free but very competitive. Final selection to participate is based on company track record, pitch package and suitability of projects.

Eligible producer applicants must have at a minimum:
· One full producer credit on a theatrically released feature or on a feature released on a viable digital platform.
· One or two market-oriented projects in development that require international co-production or financing partners.
· Applicants with a full producer credit on a non-theatrically released film should contact the iff producer directly to enquire about eligibility.
· Producers with only executive producer, co-producer and associate producer credits are not eligible.
· Priority will be given to projects that have not premiered at other co-financing or co-production markets.
· We accept one project application per company.
· Please note: iff accepts non-English-language projects only with prior approval of the iff Producer. See inquiries / contact email below.

For more information, visit the Ontario Creates website:


All applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP)For technical assistance with your application, contact