Announcing the TVO Short Doc Contest semifinalists

By Chantal Braganza - Published on Mar 31, 2016
TVO’s Short Doc Contest is aimed at aspiring documentary filmmakers in Ontario.



Here are the 33 semifinalists for TVO’s Short Doc Contest, as chosen by our jury. Click on each 5-minute entry to watch the documentary. TVO’s Short Doc Contest is aimed at aspiring documentary filmmakers in Ontario. This year’s theme is Shared Values. The finalists will be announced on April 7, and the public can cast votes for the winner from April 7 to 18.  The winners will be announced April 19.

Alex Smyth
Hamilton, Ontario
Shé:kon Sewakwé:kon: Hello Everyone

Alicia Harris
Toronto, Ontario

Alison Honey Woods
Toronto, Ontario
Life on the List

Amen Jafri
Ottawa, Ontario
Go Back Home

Andrea Conte
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The Echoes of Chloe Cooley

Editor's note: The filmmaker has removed this video from public view.

Anne Mantini
Toronto, Ontario

Athanasia Guerra
Ancaster, Ontario
A Refugee

Christopher MacFarlane
Ottawa, Ontario
Things Are Not What They Seem To Be

Claire Bosnich
Toronto, Ontario

Dan Brown
​Windsor, Ontario
One Home

Esery Mondesir
Toronto, Ontario
Dangerous Weapon

Felicity Justrabo
Toronto, Ontario
A Different Way

Gabriela Warrior Renaud
Ottawa, Ontario
Hyphen: Gabriela's Story

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Jaana Hein
Toronto, Ontario
I am a Doctor

Jana Stackhouse
Toronto, Ontario
The Art of Drag

Kevin McGuinness
St. Catharines, Ontario
Joe Pillitteri: Bagpipes and Bocce Balls

Jessie Posthumus
Toronto, Ontario
White Lines

Jorge Victoria
Toronto, Ontario

Karen Yarosky
Toronto, Ontario
A Different History

Kent Parker
Toronto, Ontario

Leonardo Suarez
Toronto, Ontario
Love, Sex & Rose

Lindsay Fitzgerald
Toronto, Ontario
About Employment

Madeline Ciufredda
Oakville, Ontario
None of the Above

Mariam Zaidi
Toronto, Ontario
We Choose Dance

Matt Steeves
Toronto, Ontario

Monica Gutierrez
Toronto, Ontario
Raptors Amongst Us

Nicole Arnt
St. Catharines, Ontario

Maria Osuna Perez
Toronto, Ontario

Patrick Barfoot
Toronto, Ontario
The Constant Refugee

Paul Salter
Toronto, Ontario
Movers and Creators: Brian

Roberta Bell
Ottawa, Ontario
Tammy’s Story

Sean Cookson
Toronto, Ontario
The Chechen Wolf

Vanessa Shah
Toronto, Ontario
The Family Next Door

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