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Thursday, June 30, 2016

On September 10, Canadians to Make History with CTV's CANADA IN A DAY

On September 10, Canadians to Make History with CTV's CANADA IN A DAY

TORONTO, June 30, 2016 /CNW/ - In advance of Canada Day celebrations this weekend, CTV confirmed this morning that it has chosen Saturday, September 10, 2016 as the day when Canadians from across the country and around the world will reveal what it means to them to be Canadian as part of the ground-breaking project CANADA IN A DAY. As previously announced, CANADA IN A DAY is a two-hour event broadcast revealing the lives and culture of our country as demonstrated by footage shot and submitted by Canadians. Inspired by Academy Award(®) and Golden Globe(®)-nominee Ridley Scott and Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald's highly successful Life in a Day, CANADA IN A DAY will capture one day in the life of our country, and will air on CTV as part of Canada's 150(th) anniversary of Confederation in 2017. CTV also confirmed today that the project's website,, is now live. To tweet this release:

From countless individual moments and stories, one film will be crafted by director Trish Dolman (Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson; LUNA: SPIRIT OF THE WHALE) to capture Canada on a single day - engaging people across the country, and Canadians around the world, to share - in any language - their hopes and fears, their personal stories and, in doing so, what it means to be Canadian. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, footage submitted may be included in the final film project set to air on CTV or featured on the film's online archive at

How it Works:

-- CANADA IN A DAY is open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents or
landed immigrants across the country, or Canadians living abroad.
-- Participants can film as much or as little footage as they want during
the 24-hour period on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
-- Canadians have until midnight on Saturday, October 22, 2016 to submit
their footage online at
-- CANADA IN A DAY is looking for people to be creative, honest, and real,
filming themselves and the people or places that mean the most to them.
Participants should capture their passions, loves, fears, hopes, and
-- Canadians are encouraged to film and submit videos in their own
-- To help Canadians decide what they want to film, there are four main
questions they can ask themselves:
-- What do you love?
-- What do you fear?
-- What do you hope for?
-- What does Canada mean to you?
-- Participants can answer the above questions directly to camera, or
showcase their answers with a visual response.

For more information, including video submission requirements and tips from director Trish Dolman on how to create a great video, people are encouraged to visit Canadians can also sign up to receive alerts and updates as the countdown to the Saturday, Sept. 10 film day.

Celebrity ambassadors supporting the project and helping to bring awareness to the CANADA IN A DAYSaturday, Sept. 10 film day include Russell Peters, Shawn Ashmore, Karine Vanasse, Rick Hansen, Jacob Tremblay, Patrice Bernier, Jason Priestley, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Giacomo Gianniotti, Jessica Lucas, Roger Frappier, Chan Hon Goh, and more.

CANADA IN A DAY is inspired by the original award-winning Ridley Scott film, Life in a Day. Shot in 2010 and released in 2011, Life in a Day was the remarkable story of one day on Earth. The project garnered more than 80,000 submissions around the world, and contained more than 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia - from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth. Since then, several countries have launched their own In a Day films, including Britain, Italy, Germany, Spain, India, and Japan.

CANADA IN A DAY is produced by Screen Siren Pictures Inc. in association with CTV, with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Creative BC, FIBC, and the Government of Canada. Executive producers are Scott Free Films, Trish Dolman, and Christine Haebler, with Trish Dolman and Michael Ghent producing for Screen Siren Pictures Inc. Switch United is the web producer and Innovate by Day is the Social Media producer.

For Bell Media, Robin Johnston is Director, Factual and Reality, Independent Production, and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.








About Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
Established in 1997, Screen Siren Pictures is a leading independent film, television and digital media production company based in Vancouver, BC. We create innovative, award-winning feature films, documentaries and television. With a focus on international co-productions and partnerships, we bring creative energy and established local and international industry relationships to all projects.

President and founder Trish Dolman has been working in film and television for more than twenty years as an award-winning producer and a documentary director. In April of 2009 she joined forces with feature film veteran Christine Haebler as a producing partner. Known for excellence in production quality and fiscal management, Screen Siren has more than twenty productions to its credit and has produced for leading broadcasters around the world with completed titles premiering and winning awards at the major film festivals. Notable titles include Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer, as well as recent documentaries such as Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV's original series LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery's upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy's new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at



CONTACT: Matthew Almeida, CTV Networks, 416.384.2629 or; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or

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