Hospice of Waterloo Region is excited to be launching a new short film contest in partnership with the Grand River Film Festival.

    You Only Die Once: #YODOContest calls on filmmakers and storytellers in Waterloo Region to tell stories that focus on death as a part of living. The short films are expected to be 3-5 minutes in length, and will explore and educate others about death, dying, and grief in a personally unique way that has a positive influence on the community.

    Submit your film proposal by Oct. 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Selected entrants will be notified in mid-October. If you have questions, please email Sheli O'Connor, Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, Hospice of Waterloo Region: sheli@hospicewaterloo.ca

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    Terms of Agreement
    • All films submitted must be original work completed by the applicant submitting the video.

    • All content will be shown to the public and so films must not contain obscene language or content, including but not limited to nudity, profanity, or violence.

    • Film quality must not be lower than 1080p and submitted in mp4 format.

    • Proposals and short films submitted later than the announced due date will be disqualified from the competition.

    • Participants must be willing to partake in a brief videotaped interview with Hospice of Waterloo Region describing the story and inspiration behind their films.

    • You must agree that the film submitted may be used by Hospice of Waterloo Region for advertising, marketing, or educational purposes in any relevant programming in perpetuity.

    • By signing the document, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this short film competition.

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