You will walk away from the weekend with new skills, a finished product you are proud to screen and the chance at taking home one of over 20 awards including Best Film, POV Award, DER Award and the Audience Award. There are cash prizes for winners and the top twelve films will screen at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto in 2013.
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What are the requirements?
- Shooting takes place February 28 - March 4 2013
- 4-7 minute non-fiction film
- Follows randomly selected genre
- includes required Theme (revealed at Kick Off)
- Best Film Award: $1,500 cash
- American Documentary/POV Award: $1,000 cash (with potential to broadcast on POV)
- DER Award: $1,000 cash (presented by Documentary Educational Resources, DER)
- Audience Award: $500 cash
- Top twleve films screen at Hot Docs. Each finalist receives two industry passes to Hot Docs (an $800 value) and an invitation to the official Doc Challenge reception.
- Find the entire award package on the Judging and Prizes page.
- Additional awards for: - Best Directing
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Use of Each Genre
- Best Writing
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Use of Elements