TVO Doc Studio’s 2013 Contest

There are only a few short weeks left to get your entry in to TVO’s 2nd annual Short Doc Contest. This year’s theme is “Poverty in 5,” and TVO wants you to challenge their perception of poverty in five minutes or less. The winning film will help viewers understand poverty in a new way.

  • The contest is a platform for anyone with a great story, and the doc can be as simple as shooting a film on your cellphone or iPad
  • Filmmakers will have their work evaluated by industry players (contest judge Shelley Saywell and jury members Lalita Krishna, Manfred Becker and Min Sook Lee)
  • The winning filmmaker will have his/her work aired on TVO, receive a Hot Docs pass and experience a day on the job with Shelley Saywell.

Entries are welcome until February 28 and can be submitted via YouTube and mail. Budding directors who need a few pointers on the art of doc filmmaking can check out The Studio for advice from the pros – from shooting to editing, interviewing and more. In case you’re curious to see last year’s winning film from Sheridan College student Coty Forth, you can watch it here.

For complete entry details, please visit the Doc Studio contest page.

For more about the Why Poverty? series that aired on TVO last year, read Adam Nayman’s article here.

Good luck!