Funding opportunities available for media artists
Tips and Pitfalls to avoid when submitting grant applications
Trends and developments in the funding world
How to stay informed of funding opportunities
Industry Programming Coordinator Andy Marshall talks with top Canadian funders about new Funding Programs, developments and trends from a funder’s perspective, tips and common pitfalls to avoid when submitting grant applications, and how filmmakers can best stay informed of eligible funding opportunities.
This Free panel brought to you by Reelworld, Inspirit Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.
ANDY MARSHALL - Industry Programming Coordinator, Reelworld
A graduate of the CFC Producers Lab, Andy was the Co-Creator and Creative Producer of SOUL, a six-part one-hour dramatic series that aired on Vision TV. He wrote the pilot and co-wrote two other episodes. In addition, he has produced 11 short films, many of them award-winning. He started as a professional actor, and continues to get in front of the camera. Recent credits include DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, CRAWFORD and HERO. He is currently developing the dramatic feature WORSHIP. Andy holds an MFA (Theatre) from York University.
MANAGER OF GRANTS + MEDIA IMPACT FUNDING
Chris Lee brings over a decade of experience working at the intersection of social innovation and social impact across the arts, media, disability, and youth sectors in Canada. He leads the development of Inspirit Foundation's grant-making strategies and funding programs, while playing an integral role in evaluating the organization’s social impact. With Inspirit, Chris oversaw the establishment of Canada’s first dedicated fund for documentary film impact campaigns and leads the Foundation’s investments in film production.
PROGRAM CONSULTANT, FILM AND TELEVISION, INDUSTRY INITIATIVES, ONTARIO CREATES (formerly OMDC)
At Ontario Creates, Ms. Payne contributes to agency policies and strategies, driving innovation and growth in Ontario’s creative industries. Her portfolio contains a wide range of programs and initiatives including the Feature Film Fund, The Marketing and Distribution Initiative as well as domestic and international business development.
MEDIA ARTS OFFICER, ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
Mark Haslam is the Media Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. Previously, he was the founder and Executive Director of the Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film and Video Festival. For eight years he wrote, directed and produced documentary programming for three series on human affairs, the arts, and the environment at Vision TV.
MEDIA/ VISUAL PROGRAMS OFFICER, TORONTO ARTS COUNCIL
As the Visual and Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, Peter guides artists through the necessary steps to apply for a grant: strategies for incorporating storytelling, knowing your audience, articulating your trajectory, and providing effective documentation. He is a Toronto-based visual artist and curator, working primarily in video and photography.