(Via CNW) The 2016 TVO Short Doc Contest is now open for entries, and if you’re an aspiring filmmaker in Ontario, this is your chance to get your work on the air in prime time. That’s not all — first prize also includes $2000 from Telefilm Canada, an industry pass to Hot Docs 2016, mentoring from filmmakers Sunny Yi and John Haslett Cuff, $3000 worth of equipment rental from William White International, and a chance to pitch to the Executive Producer of Documentaries at TVO. There are also second and third prize packages.
This year’s theme is Shared Values, and according to TVO, that means looking at “what an inclusive society looks like and where it falls short.” If that sounds like too much for a film that has to be five minutes or less, the contest site says, “We are interested in the personal over the theoretical. Tell us about an individual experience as a way to represent a larger issue.”
A shortlist will be chosen by a panel of leaders in the field, and the public will be able to vote online for the winners. The deadline is noon (eastern time) on March 24th. More details are here.