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Short Documentary Contest Now Open For Entries

Calling All Non-Fiction Storytellers!

The TVO Today Short Doc Contest celebrates documentary filmmaking across Ontario. Industry professionals and first-time filmmakers alike are invited to share brief, compelling stories that showcase their voice, passion and creativity. The grand prize winner will receive $2,000 and a one-on-one pitch session with TVO Today Docs executive producer Jane Jankovic.

TVO’s 2022 contest also includes special awards for filmmakers under 18 years old, documentaries with a distinctly Ontario story and a People’s Choice audience favourite.

“The TVO Today Short Doc Contest will be the highlight of the year for many documentary lovers,” says John Ferri, VP of Programming and Content at TVO. “As a home for thoughtful and diverse perspectives, TVO Today Docs regularly showcases some of the best documentary films and series available today. This contest is an exciting opportunity for new and established filmmakers to make their mark on a big stage.”

Interested filmmakers can review contest guidelines and submit their work at shortdoc.tvo.org. The deadline for submissions is December 12, 2022. Top 10 finalists for the People’s Choice award will be announced on a later date, with a public voting period to close shortly thereafter.

Follow the contest blog for filmmaking tips, interviews and updates. Subscribe to the weekly TVO Docs Newsletter to get the latest on documentary programming.

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