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You are the filmmaker

We are going to show the world what it means to be Canadian

Canada In A Day will capture one day in our lives. No matter where you were, in Canada or around the world, during the 24 hours of September 10th, 2016, you showed us your story.

This is a project built from crowd-sourced footage filmed by you and uploaded by you and then crafted into a celebration of Canadian stories by award-winning director Trish Dolman. The finished film will air on CTV in Summer 2017, as part of our country’s 150th anniversary celebration.

From many of these individual stories will come a film that shows who we are as a country in this one moment in time. A time capsule for Canada.

We are thrilled by how many Canadians took part in this amazing event. You showed us how you feel, what moves you and what concerns you. Your film, your voice, your chance to speak to Canada and the world.

Four questions

Here are four questions that we provided to help you decide what to film. Thousands of Canadians used them as a source of inspiration.

  • What do you love?
  • What do you fear?
  • What do you hope for?
  • What does Canada mean to you?

‘In A Day’ comes to Canada

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 from around the world – powerful moments shot by contributors from Australia to Zambia and from the heart of bustling major cities to some of the most remote places on Earth.

Since then, six other countries, Britain, Italy, Japan, Germany, India, and Spain have created similar films to capture their nations.

Now it’s Canada’s turn.

Canada In A Day

  • Filming day
    September 10, 2016
  • Population
    35 million
  • Uploads
    11,500+

Life in a Day

  • Filming day
    July 24, 2010
  • Countries
    192
  • Uploads
    80,000

Britain in a Day

  • Filming day
    November 12, 2011
  • Population
    63 million
  • Uploads
    11,500

Japan in a Day

  • Filming day
    March 11, 2012
  • Population
    127 million
  • Uploads
    8,000

Italy in a Day

  • Filming day
    October 26, 2013
  • Population
    60 million
  • Uploads
    45,000

Made by Germany

  • Filming day
    June 20, 2015
  • Population
    81 million
  • Uploads
    10,000

India in a Day

  • Filming day
    October 10, 2015
  • Population
    1.3 billion
  • Uploads
    16,000

Spain in a Day

  • Filming day
    October 24, 2015
  • Population
    46 million
  • Uploads
    22,600