What’s New in Ontario
2022 Provincial Budget Consultations
FilmOntario’s 2022 Budget submission focusses on stable and effective tax credits, workforce development, and investments in domestic content creation and diversity.
Ontario Returns to Modified Step Two
Today Premier Ford announced that the province is imposing a series of restrictions to combat the latest Covid-19 wave and the Omicron variant. These restrictions come into effect at 12:01 am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 and will be in effect until at least January 26, 2022.
Busy AGM Launches New Website, Welcomes New Directors
Thank you to all members who joined us for the 2021 AGM on December 2. The AGM was the official launch of the new FilmOntario website, designed to do a better job of highlighting our members’ accomplishments and providing the industry with helpful resources.
Celebrating Ontario at #TIFF21!
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns on September 9th and we’re once again celebrating Ontario! We are excited to see many produced-in-Ontario films featured at TIFF's in-person and virtual festival experience this year. Join us on Twitter this year as we celebrate #TheStrengthOfOurScreens in Ontario at #TIFF21!All My Puny SorrowsMichael [...]
Staying Safe on Set
When production shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film and television industry worldwide started looking at ways to ensure that, when it was safe to do so, we could come back to work safely. In Ontario, our Section 21 Committee, made up of representatives from [...]
FilmOntario Welcomes Four New Board Members at 2020 AGM
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2020 AGM on December 4th. During the Zoom meeting attended by almost two hundred members, we reviewed the industry’s challenges and successes in a tumultuous year for the film and television sector. One of the key successes has been the industry’s ability [...]
2020 Fall Provincial Budget Consultations
The Province of Ontario has just completed budget consultations for a 2020 Fall Budget, scheduled to be delivered before the end of November. FilmOntario’s written submission focussed on the requests that we have been making since the beginning of the pandemic and related industry shutdown: tax credit eligibility adjustments to protect [...]
Ontario Green Screen Launches
FilmOntario is proud to be a partner of Ontario Green Screen, a new collaborative initiative from Ontario Creates between government, industry partners, unions, guilds, trade associations and companies that endeavours to make lasting change in the industry and to empower individuals, production companies and studios make sustainable choices. The mission of [...]
Celebrating Ontario at #TIFF20!
The Toronto International Film Festival returns tomorrow (September 10th) and we're once again celebrating Ontario! We are thrilled to see a number of produced-in-Ontario features screening at this year's festival - read on for details and showtime and ticket links for the hotly-anticipated Akilla's Escape, Falling and Trickster. Join us on [...]
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
FilmOntario appeared in front of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on June 25. The Committee was holding hearings for a report on the impacts of COVID-19. The FilmOntario presentation focussed on the support needed to bring the film and television industry back to work stronger than ever. We [...]