You Only Die Once: #YODOContest is about living well until you die. This short film contest, being hosted in partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, calls on filmmakers and storytellers to focus on death as a part of living.

Blog post featuring the shortlist of #YODOContest Filmmakers

Meet the Filmmakers

The winning films will be announced on March 25, 2022, and they will be screened at the Grand River Film Festival in May 2022.

The participating filmmakers – who are local to Waterloo Region – include:

  • Amanda Sevigny
  • Blayne Stanic
  • Brayden Morin
  • Kate Abasheva
  • Marcus Machado
  • Mark Ramitt
  • Mike Masurkevitch

In the following films, they talk about why they decided to enter the #YODOContest.

Hospice of Waterloo Region – Vision/Philosophy of Care

  • Hospice of Waterloo Region strives to create and support a community where no one experiences an end of life journey alone.
  • Our goal is to engage the community to inspire, nurture, and comfort the human spirit in life, death, and bereavement
  • Our philosophy is to provide comfort and care, to neither hasten or prolong life and to allow a natural death.

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQs or contact Sheli O’Connor, the Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships at Hospice of Waterloo Region:

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