Short Doc Contest

TVO's annual Short Doc Contest is open to aspiring documentary filmmakers in Ontario. It showcases original short docs that are no more than 4 minutes and 45 seconds long. Details for the 2019 contest will be announced in April.


Air Date: May 13, 2019 - 1:06
OnDocs podcast host Colin Ellis gives advice on how to submit your story to TVO's Short Doc Contest.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 3:20
Melinda Sunderdas describes the struggle she faced as a young woman whose voice box was damaged due to complications related to her premature birth.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 2:57
Diagnosed with breast cancer, artisan Kim Hutchison found strength through her passion for creating jewelry from antique silverware.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:45
As yoga becomes increasingly popular, yogis are opening their vivid imaginations to take the ancient practice to new levels.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 1:02
Graham Spero has proven to be extremely successful in sports from hockey to kayaking to baseball, winning national titles and breaking records.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:45
In the months leading up to her death from leukemia, 18-year-old Laura Hillier dedicated herself to creating change in the health-care system.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 3:34
In the year since its opening in Ottawa, the Space has become a popular creative learning hub for people with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:43
Nanako Mizutani demonstrates chadô, the way of tea, and how matcha has empowered her to embrace her cultural identity.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:45
Words are powerful. They have the ability to shape one's future, as Ottawa poet Apollo the Child has witnessed first-hand.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:45
In 2016, the Toronto District School Board sold an enormous piece of land at the intersection of Bloor and Dufferin to developers.
Air Date: September 20, 2018 - 4:36
In Toronto's Kensington Market, rising rents and shifting demographics are changing the streetscape.
Air Date: September 17, 2018 - 4:16
Charles Officer spent a year and a half in the Toronto Community Housing neighbourhood of Villaways before he even brought his camera with him. He shares how you can build trust with the subjects you're working with for your own short documentary.
Air Date: April 04, 2018 - 2:36
TVO's Chantal Braganza speaks with documentary filmmakers Charles Officer, Min Sook Lee and Lewis Gordon. This video is part of a series for TVO's Short Doc Contest 2018.