One of the best things about living in Ontario is having access to the great (and free) channel that is TVO. While growing up, it was practically the only channel I was allowed to watch because it was (and still is) commercial free. As a child who wanted and asked for pretty much everything she saw, my parents wanted to keep me as far away from commercials as possible. Who could blame them? Now as an adult, I still want everything I see, but continue to appreciate TVO for always playing my favourite cartoon, Arthur (ps. omg I just realised you can watch episodes online via TVO Kids!), and exposing me to shows and movies that make me feel smarter and more cultured. Sometimes even I need a break from CSI and The Jersey Shore, dontcha know!
In case you aren’t very familiar with TVO’s programming, the channel happens to be a HUGE supporter of Canadian documentaries and they take up over 50% of the primetime schedule. In fact, they love Canadian docs so much that they’ve just announced the launch of the inaugural TVO Doc Studio Contest and they are calling on aspiring and accomplished filmmakers to enter!
Are YOU an aspiring filmmaker? (wish I was…) Or do you know someone who dreams of becoming Canada’s next documentarian? (think I might know one or two…) Check out the details below and SUBMIT or at least SPREAD THE WORD! Support, support, support!
ps. I am sorry non of the directors in my collage are Canadian, they are just ones I like. Don’t hate me!
TVO Doc Studio Contest 2012 (The Fine Print):
A panel of judges, including Zweig, will evaluate eligible entries and select the top five videos. The five finalists will be showcased on docstudio.tvo.org from March 5, 2012 to March 11, 2012 where the public will vote for the winner. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on March 12, 2012.
Share with your network! Follow @tvodocstudio and get INSPIRED!