Entries are now closed and our jury is viewing all the submissions.
Please come back to this page on August 27 to see the videos the judges have chosen as the finalists!
Our world is changing. If you want to define who we are and where we’re going, you’re going to need to do it yourself.
The theme of this year's TVO Short Doc Contest is DIY Docs, and we mean it. Do it yourself! Consider this your time to speak up and show us what’s happening in your corner of the world. We want to share your doc with all of Ontario.
Funny? Great, the world needs a laugh.
Informed? Share that wealth of knowledge with us.
Unique? We want to learn about your lived experience.
A storyteller? Perfect. Now let’s see it.
We are looking for original short docs, no more than 4 minutes and 45 seconds long. We even have a prize for the best “short short” — a video that's no more than 90 seconds long. We will showcase all finalists online and broadcast the winners on TVO.
Our motto at TVO is “Never stop learning.” This is your time to shine.
What is a documentary? Chantal Braganza asks filmmakers Charles Officer, Min Sook Lee, and Lewis Gordon, who took first prize in the 2017 Short Doc Contest. Video by Matthew O'Mara.