Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Call for submissions: 2nd annual Everyday Heroes Film Festival

The Everyday Heroes Film Festival has announced a call for submissions for their 2nd annual festival. Like the Toronto Urban Film Festival, Everyday Heroes is a free festival that plays silent one-minute short films in the ONESTOP screens in the Toronto subway system. Films are expected to be mini-documentaries about real people who make a difference with there large or small acts of environmental "heroism." 

Awards will be given in the categories of Activism, Education, Conservation and Great Ideas. They will be decided by a jury consisting of Kathleen Mullen, Brenda Longfellow, Jed Goldberg and Sharon Switzer. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2011. The festival runs April 15 - 24, 2011.

Everyday Heroes Festival
Short Stories about Big Green Hearts
April 15 - 24, 2011

Do you know someone who's going green and doing good? Make a silent-one-minute-mini-doc about your local eco-hero for the 2nd annual Everyday Heroes Film Festival. We know that important acts of eco-heroism, both large and small, are happening every day, all across Canada, and we want to share those stories.


Over one million viewers a day for 10 days. Filmmakers selected as finalists by our jury will have their films screened in Toronto on the ONESTOP screens on platforms across the TTC subway system, reaching over 1.3 million daily commuters. All official selections will also be featured on the new Everyday Heroes Festival website.

Selected films will have a chance to win awards in one of four categories: Activism; Education; Conservation; Great Ideas. The prize for Best in each category is a Panasonic Full HD HDD/SD Hybrid Camcorder. Plus, the film with the most online votes will win our Viewer's Choice Award, and an Apple 13" MacBook Pro Laptop. Prizes sponsored by Aeroplan.

2011 Jury
Kathleen Mullen (Director of Programming, Planet in Focus); Brenda Longfellow (award winning filmmaker and Associate Professor: Film Studies & Production at York University); Jed Goldberg (President, Earth Day Canada); Sharon Switzer (video artist and Director, Toronto Urban Film Festival).

Submission is free. We accept submissions from all Canada-based filmmakers, young and old, established and aspiring.

We've got a new logo, a new look, and a new website coming soon!

We will be accepting submissions online when the new Everyday Heroes site is fully operational. In the mean time, you can submit by mail. Visit our website for technical specs and submission form.

Everyday Heroes is co-produced by Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters (the folks who produce TUFF), in partnership with Earth Day Canada.

Inquires: contact Sharon at

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