Doc It! Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doc It! Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Are you a young (aged 14-18)  filmmaker with a flair for creating a short (10 minute) documentary?

If yes, then here is a great opportunity for you to submit your short documentary for FREE to be selected and showcased at the big screen for a special presentation during the Hot Docs Festival.

Doc It! 2010 films are now available for free viewing online as part of the Doc Library at

Or you can click on the following Doc It! 2010 titles to see a few of the creative documentary films made by youth:

Doc It! 2010- Stuntwood

Doc It! 2010-Shizoka-Peaceful

Doc It! 2010-Going For Gold

To be eligible for Doc It! consideration, films must be under 10 minutes in length and created by youth aged 14 to 18.

Doc It! 2011

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2011

*FREE to submit

“Please read through the guidelines below before proceeding to the submission form


  • Film must be documentary (fiction, animated fiction and mock-documentaries are not eligible)
  • Film was produced between September 2009 and February 2011
  • Film is 10 minutes in length or less
  • The principle creative team, including the director, must be between the ages of 14-18 (proof of birth date may be requested)
  • Film may have been produced for a high school course, community program, filmmaking workshop or produced independently
  • All languages are eligible, but English subtitles must be included on the screening master for non-English language docs
  • Each film will be considered on the basis of excellence, content and form. There is no restriction on subject matter, however violence, swearing and other mature content must be organic to the subject of the film and not gratuitous or excessive.

Film Selection

  • All submissions will be considered for screening in the Doc It! showcase during the festival, but only a maximum of 12 films will be selected
  • The jury for Doc It! will be posted online in March
  • Selected films will be eligible for prizes awarded by the jury
  • Awards will be announced at the Doc It! Showcase screening
  • Selected films will also be streamed on the Hot Docs website following the screening”

Please click here for the complete details and submission requirements.

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