Applications are open year-round with quarterly intake rounds occurring in February, May, August, and November.

The Northern Ontario Film & TV Project Pitch Exchange is a three-stage motion picture production support and development program inviting film and television producers to connect with municipal stakeholders and explore the amenities, incentives, and locations that Northern Ontario has to offer.

Stage One: The Package

Producers representing films or television series that are scheduled to begin production within 24 months of their application can forward to CION an asset package, including: Producer Overview, Project Treatment, Look Book and/or Script, List of Priority Locations, and List of Preferred Northern Ontario Municipalities. Learn more about required project documents through the resources below.

CION will distribute eligible production asset packages to regional stakeholders who will consider project needs and prepare custom destination pitch sessions for respective applicants.

Stage Two: The Pitch

CION will schedule and facilitate virtual stakeholder-led presentations between successful applicants and select municipal representatives that outline project-specific location fits and municipal incentives in Northern Ontario.

Following the initial pitch, producers will have the opportunity to ask regional specific questions, learn about available funding incentives, infrastructure, and service-based support, and schedule the next steps toward their Northern exploration. 

Stage Three: The Discovery

With information acquired during Stage Two, CION and its partners will determine which projects will be given an opportunity to join in-person locations tours of the Northern Ontario municipality of their choice (dates to be determined pending individual agendas and schedules). 

This stage of the Project Pitch Exchange offers some travel, accommodations, and locations scouting costs supported or facilitated by CION and its partners.  

Successful candidates of Stage Three will be notified and provided with a full itinerary, following a competitive selection process.

For additional information, please contact Devin Mahesh, Director of Industry Development and Production Services, by email at or by phone at (705) 885-9889

Download the resources below to learn more about the Northern Ontario Film & TV Project Pitch Exchange application criteria.