Creation Lab and Doc Challenges

Quick note before I dive into Powerpoint creations:

The Toronto Fringe’s Creation Lab will be open all afternoon today, January 24 (12-6) for anyone to use for FREE! There will be free coffee, free wifi, a couple comfy chairs, some office work spaces, breakout rehearsal spaces… Sounds like a lovely afternoon to spend working at the Creation Lab. 720 Bathurst, suite 403.


Doc Challenge is open! The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film (4-7 minutes.) All of the registered participants make their films during the same time period (early March) and are required to ship the movie by the deadline. In addition to being restricted on time, the filmmakers must choose between 2 assigned documentary genres (such as Biography, Music, 1st Person, etc.)  and are assigned a specific theme (such as “Freedom”) that will dictate the content and direction of their film. The top 12 films (determined by a panel of judges) premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto where the Winners are announced. After the premiere, there are additional theatrical screenings in major cities, possible television exposure (on the Documentary Channel) and a DVD release of the best films. The films are also streamed on our website for voting for the Audience Award and many films (including non-finalists) can be seen on the SnagFilms Doc Challenge Channel.


Perhaps you could work on your doc at the Fringe Creation Lab today. Just a thought.

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