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OFA Closed on Friday, August 2 - June 26th, 2019

The OFA offices will be closed on Friday, August 2nd for Staff Training and Appreciation.  Film classification activities will resume on Tuesday, August 6th.

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE FEES - June 7th, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, the Ontario Film Authority will be implementing a new set of administrative fees. We are instituting these fees in order to continue to ensure that your film content is classified in a timely and efficient manner. We want to be able to provide a quick turnaround on the classification of your feature films, trailers, home video or by documentation applications, even when it’s a rush request. However, our schedules and costs can be significantly impacted if films that are scheduled to be classified are cancelled without sufficient notice, don’t show up at our offices as promised, run times are incorrect, or KDMs don’t work. The fees will allow the OFA to recover the costs of these delays, including the cost of rescheduling screenings, staff downtime and administrative costs. These fees would be in addition to standard per minute and/or certificate fees for film classification.

 

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OFA ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF CHAIR & VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS - April 1st, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Film Authority is pleased to announce the election of Sarah Timlick as Chair and Barbara Motzney as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Sarah Timlick steps into the role as Chair after Mary Henricksen stepped down from the role to become Interim Executive Director/Registrar of the OFA.

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OFA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - February 14th, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Film Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Henricksen as Interim Executive Director and Interim Registrar, effective February 16, 2019. Further details regarding the recruitment process for a permanent Executive Director and Registrar will be made public in the coming weeks.

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Notice from the Registrar re. Applications for Classification by Documentation - January 11th, 2019

Changes have been made to the content advisories and observations on page 2 of the Classification by Documentation and the Classification by Documentation-Limited Exhibition application forms. These two types of applications for classification must be filled out according to the new Guide to the Elements and the Glossary. The new application forms (located on the Film Classification Forms webpage under Industry Resources/Forms) and the new Guide to the Elements, the Content Advisories and the Glossary (located on the Classification Categories & Content Advisories webpage under Film Classifications) will take effect on January 14, 2019.

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New and/or Edited Content Advisories - November 21st, 2018

As of Monday, January 14, 2019, the Ontario Film Review Board, a division of the Ontario Film Authority, will be adding new and/or edited Content Advisories to the Certificates of Classification. These changes are part of a recent comprehensive evaluation of the current OFRB guidelines (the Guidelines Update Project) to update and modernize the existing OFRB guidelines which are used to classify films in Ontario.

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