TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - TVO launches its third annual TVO Doc Studio Contest today, providing an opportunity for film buffs, budding directors and
accomplished filmmakers alike to examine societal issues in a film of
five minutes or less. Under the theme Docs That Matter, TVO is calling on filmmakers to give voice to an issue they are
passionate about, be it social justice, global security or personal
freedom. Submissions will be accepted via the Doc Studio site or by mail until Friday March 28, 2014. The winner will see his/her
documentary aired on TVO, receive a pass to the Hot Docs Canadian
International Documentary Festival, and spend a day on the job with
contest judge and Doc Studio featured filmmaker, Peter Raymont.
"Documentaries that move me reflect the social, economic and political
issues facing society," says award-winning Canadian
filmmaker Peter Raymont. Peter's formative years were coloured by the
events of his time: the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement and
Quebec's Révolution Tranquille. "We hope participants address issues in
the spirit of making a difference. There is a lot that needs to be
challenged today and passionate films that need to be made. But
films with a cause must also be entertaining, featuring compelling
individuals in the midst of change."
A panel of judges including Peter Raymont will evaluate eligible entries
and select the top five films. Entries will be judged on their ability
to demonstrate why the subject matter of the film is meaningful to the
filmmaker; tell a good story; and illicit an emotional response from
TVO will showcase the five finalists on the Doc Studio site from April 3
to 17, when Ontarians will be invited to vote for their favourite film.
The winner will be announced in late April. Complete entry details can
be found on the Doc Studio contest page.
TVO's Doc Studio is an online showcase for documentary filmmakers and
their work, and a learning community supporting point-of-view
filmmaking. A leader in Canadian point-of-view documentaries, TVO
devotes more than half of its primetime schedule to documentaries.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity
supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information,
For further information:
TVO Public Relations Specialist
416.484.2600 x 2305