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Stories of human ambition designed to inspire you to live the life you want.

                    

GRANT RECIPIENTS

Welcome to the True Calling Grants Program. We sought out to showcase Canadian stories of human ambition, told by emerging filmmakers. From over 550 submissions, these 30 finalists will compete for the top viewers choice prize. Our jury is comprised of panelists from global media entities such as Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, HotDocs, Cinema Politica, all of whom have picked their favorites for the Top 10 selection. Scroll down to visit and watch the amazing films—don’t forget to vote for the best stories of human ambition. Also, visit our Facebook page, where every like, share, and comment on each film will count towards the Viewers’ Choice competition.

Alex Gladwell

Alex Gladwell

Director

Because I’m Free

Blake Gordey

Blake Gordey

Director

Pigeon Racing

Chelsea Kanstrup

Chelsea Kanstrup

Director / Cinematographer

Ry Williams Levitates Dinosaurs

Dave Mai

Dave Mai

Director / Cinematographer / Editor

Finding Balance

Dimistris Matsroyiannis

Dimistris Matsroyiannis

Producer / Editor

Savoy Boxing Gym

Guillaume Beaudoin

Guillaume Beaudoin

Filmmaker

Ocean Clean Up

Haya Waseem

Haya Waseem

Director / Editor

Karolina Kuras: National Ballet Photographer

Ian MacDougall

Ian MacDougall

Cinematographer

Rod the Piano Man

Jeremy Larter

Jeremy Larter

Filmmaker

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Jordan Clarke

Jordan Clarke

Director / Cinematographer

The de Groot Brothers

Joseph Crawford

Joseph Crawford

Director of Photography / Editor

Basketball Coach, Teacher, and Sheep Farmer

Kelsey Irvine

Kelsey Irvine

Director / Executive Producer

Beautiful, Spicy, Monster

Laszlo Mates

Laszlo Mates

Cinematographer

Lance Bishop the Nova Scotian Horse Archer

Leah Galant

Leah Galant

Director / Editor

The VR Mechanic

Les Sereda

Les Sereda

Director / Camera Operator

From Plumber to Opera Star

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Director / Cinematographer

HIVES: How One Woman Uses Beekeeping to Change Lives

Louise Big Eagle

Louise Big Eagle

Filmmaker

POW (Power Our Women)

Luke Adams

Luke Adams

Filmmaker

Cautious Clay

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Producer / Director

The Calling of a Cowboy

Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor

Producer / Director

The Broken People

Otávio Lima

Otávio Lima

Director / Cinematographer

Face of the River

Pamela Tomlinson

Pamela Tomlinson

Producer / Editor

Nuge Bird: Human Instrument

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