TVO Short Doc Contest 2019

TVO wants to see your short docs!

Our world is changing.  If you want to share your story to help define who we are and where we’re going, now’s your chance.

Are you:

  • Funny? Great, the world needs a laugh.
  • Informed? Share that wealth of knowledge with us.
  • Unique? We want to learn about your lived experience.
  • A storyteller? Perfect. Now let’s see it.

We are looking for original short docs, no more than 4 minutes and 45 seconds long. We even have a prize for the best “short short” — a video that's no more than 90 seconds long. We will showcase all finalists online and broadcast the winners on TVO.

Our motto at TVO is “Never stop learning.” This is your time to shine.

Enter TVO's Short Doc Contest by July 15, 2019, and tell the world the story we need to hear.


First prize

Second prize

Third prize

Short Short Doc Award

People’s Choice Award

Dates to Remember

How to Enter

1.    Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo so the judges can watch it. Make sure it’s set to ‘public’ and embedding is enabled.

2.    Fill out the Short Doc Contest entry form

Submission Toolkit

In order for us to accept your entry, you must have the appropriate documentation. Here are some useful links:

Contact us

Have questions about the contest? Please email:

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