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Ontario Film Authority

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Forms : Licensing Forms

The OFA administers the Film Classification Act, 2005 (FCA), which regulates film and video game distribution and exhibition including movie theatres, film, video and video game distributors, and retailers. The OFA also oversees and provides administrative services to support the Ontario Film Review Board.

For general information on licensing and film classification and approvals:

For a full list of the OFA’s fees, including licensing fees, please consult the Minister's Order made under the FCA. Submit a completed application form with the appropriate fee to the Ontario Film Authority by email, fax, or mail.

By Fax

Attn: Ontario Film Authority
Fax: 416-224-8085

By Mail

Ontario Film Authority
4950 Yonge Street, Suite 101B
Toronto ON M2N 6K1

Licensing Requirements and Qualifications
  • Applicants must complete all questions on the application form and include the required payment (Visa; Mastercard; American Express; cash, cheque or money order payable to the Ontario Film Authority). A surcharge applies to all returned cheques.
  • Individuals must be at least 18 years of age.
Applicants are entitled to licensing, unless:
  • the applicant or the applicant’s directors, officers or other prescribed persons is/are carrying on activities that are (or would be if issued a licence) in contravention of the FCA, its regulations or a municipal by-law; or
  • the past conduct of the applicant or the applicant’s officers, directors or other prescribed persons affords reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant or the business will not carry on business in accordance with this FCA or the regulations;
  • the application includes a false statement;
  • the application is in breach of a licence condition.

Persons are not required to be licensed under the Film Classification Act, 2005 if they only distribute video and computer games and no other types of film.

Application Process

To avoid licensing delays please review the Licence Application Checklist when submitting your application for licensing or renewal and ensure the correct and complete information is included.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact the OFA as follows:
    Phone: 416-224-8000 ext. 102
    Toll Free: 1-844-229-8009 
    Email: licensing@ontariofilmauthority.ca

Licensing Forms