Monday, April 4, 2011

Everyday Heroes Festival: A Canada wide festival of one minute eco-films 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 Ivanhoe Cambridge shopping centres 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 eco-films. 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.


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.


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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