Short documentaries can serve as a training ground for new filmmakers or a fertile space for experienced directors to try a new storytelling approach.
The key to a successful short documentary is to choose a subject that you care deeply about and make the best use of this brief format. Every moment counts.
The TVO Today Short Doc Contest is the ideal place for you to push the short documentary format in any direction that suits your artistic vision. Our jury will be watching each film to see how it meets a few simple criteria:
- Is the story clear and effective?
- How does the visual direction impact the story?
- What new knowledge is being shared about the chosen subject?
- How well does the filmmaker navigate the technical aspects of making a short doc?