Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Call for submissions: DOC Toronto's Community Connections

The Toronto branch of the Documentary Organization of Canada has put out a call for submissions to their Community Connections screening series. Community Connections is a free documentary screening and public discussion series that utilizes documentary film as a tool for community engagement and activism.

Community Connections links Torontonians to important social issues of our time through the work of local filmmakers. The screenings will simultaneously support the outreach and awareness- raising efforts of GTA community groups and the audience development efforts of filmmakers. All screenings will be followed by a moderated audience discussion forum with the filmmaker, participants from the film, and other experts.



We are looking for:

--engaging documentaries about a relevant community social issue, local or global (no promotional pieces or PSAs )

--length: between 45 and 60 minutes long (a broadcast hour)

-- filmmakers must be from the GTA or members of DOC Toronto (a $10 application fee applies for non-members)

--film cannot conflict with any broadcast or theatrical license or distribution deal

--if selected, a $200 screening fee will be paid to filmmakers who are DOC Toronto members, non-members will be offered a complimentary membership in lieu of screening fee.

--the selected director is expected to help plan the post-screening audience discussion and assist with some outreach. He/she must be in attendance at the event.

Please submit your application form (located below) electronically to with subject line: DTCC Submission_Title of Your Film. Please note that non DOC Toronto members are required to pay a $10 application fee (details for payment are included in the form). Please also note in our application form that we ask for either a password protected vimeo-link to your film or 5 screening DVDs. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact We will do our best to get right back to you!

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