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Results Announcement

Deadline Date: March 3, 2020
Chen, Millie, Ridgeway
Clarke, Michèle Pearson, Toronto
Folger, Mosha, Ottawa
Whaley, Wendy, Toronto

Advisory panels provide advice and help set priorities in many granting competitions at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC). Advisory panels do not make grant decisions. Officers make final grant recommendations to the OAC Director & CEO and the OAC board based on advisors' comments, OAC priorities, the program budget and the number of applications to the program. In Years 2 and 3 of a multi-year cycle, requests are reviewed by the officer and not an advisory panel.

To safeguard the integrity of the peer assessment process, we do not allow anyone who has a direct conflict of interest with an application to serve on an assessment panel where that application is to be reviewed. Indirect conflicts of interest are managed by a standard OAC procedure.

Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that received operating grants in 2019-2020 were not assessed by advisory panels in 2020. All eligible operating grant recipients received the same amount in 2020-2021 as in 2019-2020.

This program’s 2020-2021 deadline received one or more applications from new operating applicants. These applications were assessed by the advisors listed above, and any new recipients are labelled “new” below.
Number of Applications:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Artengine, Ottawa, $19,027
Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, $26,674
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto, $50,382
Caribbean Tales Inc., Toronto, $24,314 (new)
Charles Street Video, Toronto, $50,707
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury, $58,515
Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, $44,550
Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, $16,830
Hand Eye Society, Toronto, $12,000 (new)
Hot Docs, Toronto, $76,699
Images Festival, Toronto, $59,035
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, $76,041
Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa, Ottawa, $17,169
Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Toronto, $58,541
InterAccess, Toronto, $52,401
Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Kingston, $10,359
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Toronto, $54,051
Media City Film Festival, Windsor, $21,285
Near North Mobile Media Lab Collective, North Bay, $17,594
New Adventures In Sound Art, South River, $30,083
Planet in Focus, Toronto, $22,557
Pleasure Dome, Toronto, $18,519
Reelout Arts Project Inc., Kingston, $12,209
Reelworld Film Festival Inc., Toronto, $30,000 (new)
ReFrame Film Festival, Peterborough, $12,852
Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, $44,454 (new)
SAW Video Media Art Centre, Ottawa, $56,961
South Western International Film Festival, Sarnia, $22,869 (new)
Southern Currents Film and Video Collective, Toronto, $21,975
Sudbury Indie Cinema Co-op, Sudbury, $40,000 (new)
Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto, $28,351
Toronto Jewish Film Foundation/Festival, Toronto, $24,979
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show, Toronto, $13,669
Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto, $25,000 (new)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Toronto, $38,553
Trinity Square Video, Toronto, $46,333
VTape, Toronto, $56,022
Weengushk Film Institute, M'Chigeeng, $50,000 (new)