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Results Announcement

Deadline Date: March 3, 2021
Ebanks Schlums, Debbie, Mulmur
Hammud, Zicky, Ottawa
Hester, Yuma, Neyaashiinigmiing
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.

In 2021, OAC put a pause on the multi-year cycles of all operating programs. All applications were assessed by an advisory panel.
Number of Applications:
Total Requested:
Number of Grants Awarded:
Total Recommended:
Artengine, Ottawa, $19,027
Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, $26,674
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto, $50,382
Caribbean Tales Inc., Toronto, $18,410
Charles Street Video, Toronto, $50,707
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, Sudbury, $58,515
Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) - formerly SAW Video, Ottawa, $56,961
Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, $44,550
Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, $16,830
Hand Eye Society, Toronto, $12,000
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
ReFrame Film Festival, Peterborough, $12,852
Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, $44,454
South Western International Film Festival, Sarnia, $22,968
Southern Currents Film and Video Collective, Toronto, $21,975
Sudbury Indie Cinema, Sudbury, $40,000
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
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