Everyday Heroes Festival

Submit until March 1, 2011.

A Canada wide festival of one minute eco-docs for Earth Week.

The Everyday Heroes Festival is a 10-day public film festival with a national scope, reaching over two million viewers a day.Unique in North America, the festival plays on Onestop TTC screens in Toronto, and on screens in malls across Canada. All official selections will also be featured on the Everyday Heroes Festival website.

The 2nd annual Everyday Heroes film festival will take place from April 15 – 24, 2011. Each year, at the same time as Earth Week is celebrated around the world, we will showcase truly unique and wholly creative one minute mini-docs. We know that important acts of eco-heroism, both large and small, are happening every day, all across the country, and we will be sharing those stories with 2 million Canadians.

Submission is free. We accept submissions from all Canada-based filmmakers, young and old, established and aspiring. All films screened are silent and exactly one-minute in length.

This year we are asking filmmakers to consider one of four thematic categories: Activism, Conservation, Education, Great Ideas.

Each year we invite a Guest Jury to select the final films and organize them into our thematic categories. This year our jury consists of Kathleen Mullen, Brenda Longfellow, Sharon Switzer and Jed Goldberg. See our Jury page for more information.

SCREENINGS ACROSS CANADA

Everyday Heroes plays every 10 minutes on the network of 300 TTC subway platform screens in 60 stations across the Toronto. The festival also plays once every 5 minutes on screens in 35 Ivanhoe Cambridge Shopping Centers in communities across the country.

FEATURED ONLINE

Finalists are also featured on the Everyday Heroes website, where viewing and voting takes place during the festival. Films continue to be available year-round, which means that there is an ever-growing library of films from past festivals. We encourage viewers to rate and comment on all the films in our collection throughout the year.

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Everyday Heroes Festival is co-produced by Onestop Media Group and Art for Commuters, in partnership with Earth Day Canada.

ABOUT EARTH DAY CANADA

Earth Day Canada (EDC) is a national environmental communications organization mandated to improve the state of the environment by empowering Canadians to achieve local solutions. Since 1991, EDC has been coordinating Earth Day/Earth Month events, and creating successful community programs and award-winning artistic and media projects. EDC is a registered charity, and the Canadian arm of Earth Day Network. With over 3,500 affiliated community-based organizations and 5,000 member organizations, EDC operates year-round to provide resources, user-friendly programs, and networking assistance to help Canadians help the Earth. www.earthday.ca

ABOUT ONESTOP MEDIA GROUP

Onestop Media Group is a world leader in the development, operation and innovation of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media. Onestop owns and operates Canada’s largest portfolio of DOOH properties, collectively reaching a Canadian audience of over 2,000,000 viewers daily. Experience, innovation and flawless customer service drive Onestop’s success and industry leadership. For more information on Onestop’s National portfolio of DOOH Networks visit: www.onestopmedia.com

ABOUT ART FOR COMMUTERS

Art for Commuters (A4C) introduces a general populace to contemporary art by initiating unique, thought-provoking projects and festivals that reflect urban experiences and address urban issues. Other anual projects include the Toronto Urban Film Festival, Contacting Toronto, DRIFT and StrollCity. The organization was founded in 2007 by Sharon Switzer; other members include Jean-Paul Kelly, Lori Newdick and Claire Sykes. A4C has brought over 450 unique artworks to the commuting public since its inception. www.art4commuters.com

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