Make waves in your community.
Host your own film screening.


There are ways that you can get involved and contribute.
One of those ways is to host a local film screening.
We will work with you to create an engaging
experience for your audience.


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Host a local  film screening.

Share your love of film and passion for water with friends, neighbours & colleagues.

You care about the environment and are passionate about the dangers facing water, locally and globally.

But our Water Docs Film Festival comes around only once a year in Toronto, and you know people who also care and would like to share the opportunity to learn more and discuss what might be done to help.

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Plan your own event.

The possibilities are endless. Host a gathering in your home, the local library, a community centre, or with a local organization.

Water Docs Where-You-Live screenings have already been held by groups as diverse a public library branch and a university; by particular cultural communities, including Chinese, South Asian and Francophone; in places ranging from Toronto to Mattawa, and from Etobicoke to North Bay.


How it works

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1. Select a film(s): Review the film descriptions and trailers in our current and prior festivals. Locate in our menu in the footer of this page.

2.  Find out about public showing rights:  Contact us for information on how to discuss these with the filmmaker or distributor. A fee may be charged for a public exhibition. 

3. Set up a post-screening discussion: You can find out whether the filmmaker or someone else associated with its production is available to participate in a Q&A session. If local, they may be able to attend in person. If further away, you could connect by a video conferencing system, such as Skype.

4. Determine your venue: Allow plenty of lead time to ensure it can fit you into its calendar.

5. Ask Water Docs to be part of your screening:  A rep from our team would be happy to participate, schedule permitting. Please contact us with the details.

6. Plan how you'll promote the event:  Branded to include Water Docs Where-You-Live, email blasts to local organizations, social media, and posters have all been successful methods. We will also include your event in our own Social Media promotions.

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 Outdoor screening of “Beyond Crisis” at the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant by Lake Ontario in Toronto - September 2018

Outdoor screening of “Beyond Crisis” at the R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant by Lake Ontario in Toronto - September 2018

 Screening of the Water Brothers Series episode called “Bottlegate” at the Owen Sound Public Library - September 2016

Screening of the Water Brothers Series episode called “Bottlegate” at the Owen Sound Public Library - September 2016

 Screening of “Albatross” at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto with their Social Justice Network Team - July 2018

Screening of “Albatross” at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto with their Social Justice Network Team - July 2018