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Category Guide


Duration Guideline/

Directives de durées

Example Shows/ Exemple Note/Commentaires

Television Movie / Mini-Series



Book of Negroes, Christmas at Cartwrights  

Webseries / Digital Content

webséries live action/contenue numérique

  Whatever Linda, Bill and Sons Towing, Degrassi: Champagne Supernova  

Feature Film

long métrage

Over 75 minutes

plus de 75 minutes

Bang Bang Baby, Backcountry, Cast No Shadow Includes direct to DVD or streaming service

Television Drama

dramatiques télévisées

Under 60 minutes

moins de 60 minutes

The Handmaid's Tale, Murdoch Mysteries, Plan B  

Television Comedy

comédies télévisées

Under 60 minutes

moins de 60 minutes

Schitt's Creek, Letterkenny, Mr. D, Lâcher prise  

Documentary Feature

long métrage documentaire

Over 65 minutes

plus de 65 minutes

Marmato, Monsoon, Before The Last Curtain Falls  

Documentary Short Form

documentaire format court

Under 65 minutes

moins de 65 minutes

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,  


séries documentaires,/docudrames/documentaires factuels

Under 60 minutes

moins de 60 minutes

Fifth Estate, Mayday, Forensic Factor, 16x9, Wild Bear Rescue, Jade Fever, Highway Thru Hell, Emergency Room, Border Security Can include short segments from a magazine style show

Lifestyle / Competition / Reality


  Amazing Race, Big Brother, Battle of the Blades, Chopped Canada, Master Chef Canada, Property Brothers  



  George of the Jungle, Indigo  

Short Film

court métrage

  Parachute, Not Your Girl, The Housekeeper  

Family - Series or MOW, Live Action

téléséries ou les téléfilms d’action pour la famille

  Mech: X4, Odd Squad, The Next Step, Christmas Encore  
Student Merit (note-different submission deadlines & form)