The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is accepting submissions for the second round of the Film and Television Stream until Sunday, July 31, 2022.
Is this deadline cutting it close for your project? Have no fear! The NOHFC holds four application intake rounds during the year, and round 3 opens on August 1, 2022.
This fund is designed to encourage quality media productions - feature films, television series, made-for-television movies, and documentaries - that will raise the profile of Northern Ontario's film and television industry. Priority is given to productions featuring Northern Ontario stories, talent, studios, and vendors.
Funding totals are based on the project's level of spending in Northern Ontario. The NOHFC can assist through contributions up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum capped on a tiered basis according to the total Northern spend:
History of the NOHFC
The NOHFC, established in 1988, is an agency of the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines mandated to promote and stimulate economic development in Northern Ontario.
The 'Film and Television Stream' was introduced by the NOHFC as a program in 2005 to "advance the development of a successful film and television production industry in the North" and continues to achieve its goal by supporting domestic productions, attracting international projects, creating jobs, and promoting economic development in Northern Ontario.
Since its inception, the fund has supported over 200 productions representing an estimated $876 million in production costs. In 2020 alone, 28 film and television productions received over $23 million of financial support from the NOHFC.