CBC Short Docs

About the Show

CBC SHORT DOCS is a series of original short documentaries produced by emerging Canadian independent documentary filmmakers for release across CBC’s digital platforms, offering emerging filmmakers an entrypoint to working with CBC Docs and a platform to reach Canadian and international audiences. These documentaries are a mainstay of CBC’s digital programming and the go-to destination for audiences looking for engaging, character-driven, short (under 30 minutes) documentary content.

In the two years since its launch, CBC SHORT DOCS has released more than 60 short documentaries and worked with dozens of emerging independent documentary filmmakers on all aspects of production, from initial concept through to digital rollout. Diversity of filmmaker voices is a priority - more than 60% of the docs released feature characters from visible minorities, more than 30% are produced by Indigenous filmmakers, and more than 50% are produced and directed by women.

Highlights for the 2018-19 season available to stream on the CBC TV app and at cbc.ca/watch,  CBC.ca/shortdocs, the CBC Docs YouTube channel, CBC Indigenous, and CBC Arts are as follows:

DISH PIGS - a film by Jon Deitcher (winter 2018/19)

In a city known for its nightlife and haute cuisine, DISH PIGS tells the untold stories of dishwashers working in Montreal.

DOWN THE DEHCHO - a film by Lesley Johnson and Amos Scott (summer 2018)

A group of Indigenous students paddle over a thousand kilometres on Canada’s longest river.

EMPTYING THE TANK - a film by Caroline Monnet (fall 2018)

Exploring the inner strength of an up-and-coming female mixed-martial artist and her determination to rise to the top of this extremely competitive sport.

FAMILY COLOURS - a film by Lisa Rideout (summer 2018)

Mixed-race families discuss the challenges they face together and as individuals.

FAST HORSE - a film by Alexandra Lazarowich (fall 2018)

Following the return of the bareback horse-racing tradition to Blackfoot country, through the struggle of veteran Siksika horse rider Alison Redpath to find and train a team for the Calgary Stampede.

FINDING FUKUE - a film by Daniel Roher (winter 2018/19)

A young Canadian musician takes a personal journey to Japan to solve an enduring mystery about what happened to her childhood friend.

FIT TO BE TIED - a film by James Cooper, Jess Hayes and Chris Altorf (summer 2018)

Following Derek Wong and the ‘Twisted Team’ as they represent Canada on the world stage of balloon artistry.

THE HOLE IN RESERVOIR HILL - a film by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson (fall 2018)

At a time when nuclear tensions are once again heightened, THE HOLE IN RESERVOIR HILL revisits the decommissioned nuclear bunker in North Bay, Ontario and the individuals who know its secret.

QUEER PRIEST - a CBC Short Docs series by Nicholas Bradford-Ewart (fall 2018)

Following the lives of openly queer individuals who have chosen to become or remain priests despite the trauma that the Christian community has inflicted upon them.

RETAKE - a film by Kristi Lane Sinclair (fall 2018)

A look behind-the-scenes on the set of the first-ever Haida-language feature film, Edge of the Knife.

SEDRA - a film by Sura Mallouh (fall 2018)

After fleeing the Syrian war, 17-year-old Sedra grapples with a sense of responsibility for her family as they rebuild their lives in Canada.

Find CBC SHORT DOCS online:

cbc.ca/watch | CBC.ca/ShortDocs | facebook.com/CBCDocs | @CBCDocs | instagram.com/CBCDocs

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CBC Short Docs

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CBC Digital

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Program Name

CBC Short Docs

Program Type

Digital

Appears On

CBC Digital

Genre

Factual Entertainment

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