65Hours of footage
The Canadian Tourism Commission challenged 35 million Canadians to capture their country on film.
After receiving thousands of outstanding submissions, we have selected our winners and assembled a short video, set to an incredible track from Yukon Blonde, that combines inspiring clips from across Canada. Over the next few months, the final cut of this video will be aired internationally,supporting the Canadian Tourism Commission in its mission to promote Canada to the world. Congratulations to all of our winners and everyone who contributed!
Cecil’s crowd-pleasing clip, taken at Quidi Vidi harbour in St. John’s, Newfoundland, received the highest number of viewer votes over the course of the contest, winning him a Canadian dream trip for two and an amazing suite of equipment to help capture the experience. This brings Cecil one step closer to his dream of swimming with humpback whales off the coast of British Columbia.
Congratulations to Julia, whose photograph of Harrison Lakes, British Columbia, was randomly selected in our grand prize draw. Julia and a friend will be embarking on a Canadian dream trip, equipped with all the gear they need to document their adventure.
Final cut winners & finalists
These Canadian directors lent us their considerable talents in the early stages of this project, capturing footage that was used to inspire the rest of Canada.
Douglas CouplandBritish Columbia
Douglas Coupland is a world-renowned Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer with an enduring interest in mass culture and Canadian identity.
Best known as the frontman of the internationally successful Quebec band Simple Plan, Pierre Bouvier is a singer, former TV host, and recipient of the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
James IngramAtlantic Canada
Based in Atlantic Canada, James is an award-winning photographer whose knack for culinary photography has landed him work with some of Canada's top chefs.
Michael EricssonNorth West Territories
Michael is a photographer who grew up in BC’s Okanagan and is currently exploring the wonders of Canada's great north. His work has been featured by National Geographic.
Guillaume is an award-winning writer and director who moved to Quebec to pursue his passion for filmmaking.
Matt got his start shooting skate videos in Winnipeg. He turned his hobby into a career and moved to Ontario where he continues to tell stories through everyday events captured on film.
Zach & Dustin WilsonBC, AB, SK, MB
Zach and Dustin Wilson are self-described camera nerds and action sport enthusiasts. When they’re not making films, they can be found surfing, kite boarding and cliff jumping their way across Canada.
Carlo RicciBritish Columbia
Carlo is a photographer and director who recently documented a year-long journey driving all the way from South America to Vancouver, Canada.