TVO's Short Doc Contest 2016

Published on Sep 24, 2015

TVO's Short Doc Contest is aimed at aspiring documentary filmmakers in Ontario. Submit your short doc to the TVO Short Doc Contest by March 24, 2016  for your chance to win!

First Prize:

More information on prizes

Calling all aspiring doc filmmakers in Ontario.

This year's theme: Shared Values – A lens through which we see the world.

Your doc should explore what an inclusive society looks like and where it falls short. Some topics can include accessibility, gender, sexuality, class, urban/rural/suburban issues, age, multiculturalism, disability, or any other form of inclusivity or discrimination you’d like your audience to see. We are interested in the personal over the theoretical. Tell us about an individual experience as a way to represent a larger issue.

Questions? shortdoc@tvo.org

Create a 5-minute documentary that interprets this theme. Tell us a story that matters –  big or small – for the chance to jumpstart your filmmaking career. All docs are screened by leaders in the doc industry.

How to Enter

Upload your video to YouTube where the judges can view your doc. We cannot accept submissions from any other video sharing platform. Make sure your YouTube video is embeddable and is publicly viewable (has no privacy settings). Submit the YouTube link to this entry form:

ENTRY FORM: Submissions Accepted NOW!

Toolkit and necessary forms:

Contest Rules and Regs

Release form for appearing in a documentary

Release form for minors appearing in a documentary

Release form for minors submitting a documentary

Contest Winner Declaration Form...just in case (no need to sign and attach this one, just make sure, you've read it.)

Don't forget to attach all the relevant releases in the submission form:

Submissions Deadline: March 24, 2016

Help us choose a winner:

Public Voting on the finalists:

Opens:  

April 7, 2016 

Closes:

April 18, 2016

Winner Announced:

April 19, 2016

Check out last year's winner.

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