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The Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short non-fiction film. All participants make their films during the same time period and, in addition to being restricted on time, the filmmakers must choose between 2 assigned documentary genres and are assigned a specific theme that will dictate the content and direction of their film. The top 12 films annually premiere at the Hot Docs festival.

About this Playlist

These specially selected Canadian titles have all been submitted to the annual Doc Challenge from 2007 through 2009. With such diverse subjects matters as religion, sexuality and sports fanaticism, they showcase impressive documentary techniques and vision, and most impressively: what can be accomplished through a dynamic use of story, character and craft with limited time!

To view other DocChallenge films on-line and to find about more about the program, please visit the website: www.docchallenge.org

Selected Films (16)
  1. Monkey King Preview Thumbnail
    Monkey King
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  2. Steamies Preview Thumbnail
    Steamies
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  3. Yesterday's News Preview Thumbnail
    Yesterday's News
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  4. Wes Preview Thumbnail
    Wes
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  5. Sumo Robot Preview Thumbnail
    Sumo Robot
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  6. State Of Mind Preview Thumbnail
    State Of Mind
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  7. Red Door Preview Thumbnail
    Red Door
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  8. Outside The Box Preview Thumbnail
    Outside The Box
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  9. Lost and Found Preview Thumbnail
    Lost and Found
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  10. Knowing Mary Preview Thumbnail
    Knowing Mary
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  11. Human Nature Preview Thumbnail
    Human Nature
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  12. Hope Is A Whistle Preview Thumbnail
    Hope Is A Whistle
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  13. Ginsing Empire Preview Thumbnail
    Ginsing Empire
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  14. Forty Years, Hockey Nights Preview Thumbnail
    Forty Years, Hockey Nights
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2007
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  15. Bubbles Preview Thumbnail
    Bubbles
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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  16. At the End of a Dream Preview Thumbnail
    At the End of a Dream
    • Country:Canada
    • Year:2009
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