CBC Short Docs

CBC Short Docs is a mainstay of CBC’s digital programming and the go-to destination for Canadians looking for engaging, character-driven, short (under 30 minutes) documentary content by emerging documentary filmmakers from across Canada. CBC Short Docs has already made a significant mark on the Canadian documentary landscape. Frame 394 was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, and many other Short Docs had their world premieres and won awards at festivals worldwide, including Hot Docs, IDFA, ImagineNative, RIDM, Sheffield and TIFF.

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Episodes

CBC Short Docs Karihwanoron: Precious Things Must-See

A small community bands together around a Mohawk immersion school they founded to keep their language alive. Karihwanoron is a Mohawk immersion program that teaches Mohawk language, culture and philosophy. The school does not receive adequate financial assistance from the government — but with a little luck, creativity and the community’s support, it somehow always manages to raise enough money ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2017

CBC Short Docs Frame 394

Frame 394 follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings. On April 4, 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, was fatally shot in the back while running away from Michael Slager, a white police officer, in Charleston, S.C. A bystander recorded the incident. Cinematographer-turned-architect-turned-animator Daniel Voshart became obsessed with the story. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:30:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017

CBC Short Docs Princess Jack

Princess Jack is a short documentary about a boy with high-functioning autism whose life is filled with make-believe. The film follows Jack as he introduces us to his particular tastes in wardrobe and carefully applies costume makeup, and patiently works his way through sewing classes in the hopes of making his own princess ball-gown — one fit for a debut at ...
  • 2016
  • 00:07:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/07/2017