This year's contest is now closed.
We are no longer accepting submissions BUT...
Watch the finalists here.
Attention Aspiring Filmmakers!
Challenge Our Perceptions of Poverty
We are now accepting submissions for Doc Studio's 2013 Contest.
In five minutes or less we want you to make us look at poverty in a way we haven't before Your documentary can be angry, raw, funny, or inspiring. But it has to be honest.
Your doc will be evaluated on its ability to:
- Challenge our perceptions of poverty and make us understand poverty in a new way
- Tell a good story
- Elicit an emotional response from the viewer
Doc Studio Contest Prizes:
- Your doc airs on TVO.
- A free pass to Hot Docs
- A day on the job with acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmaker Shelley Saywell.
Got a Doc Story Idea?
Join Shelley Saywell via Skype. You can pitch your contest story idea or any other doc idea you've had brewing. Saywell can give you professional storytelling advice. If you missed the last sessions on January 17th and 18th, Saywell will be available again in the coming months, as will Commissioning Editor of Documentaries, Jane Jankovic .For more details on the next Skype Sessions, contact Liane Kotler: firstname.lastname@example.org
How You Can Help Pick the Contest Winner
Shelley Saywell, acclaimed Canadian documentary filmmaker, is this year’s featured filmmaker and will helm the jury that picks the shortlist. Then it's up to you to go online in March 2013 and get people to vote for your doc.
Tips from the Pros
If you'd like to hear from the pros on what makes a winning doc, check out The Studio for our growing list videos.
How to Submit Your Doc
- Release from Person appearing in documentary
- Release from Minor appearing in documentary
- Permission Form for Minors