CALL FOR SUBMISSION – DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL

The Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias is launching its call for short documentaries for the 12th edition of its festival. The registration period is open from March 15 to April 25, 2021 at midnight. You can submit your films for free.

THE BALANCE BETWEEN ART AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT

The Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias is an outdoor cinema event whose mission is to promote documentary cinema dealing with current social and political issues, as well as the development of critical thinking through lively discussions around the works and the issues addressed. More than just screenings, our platform is intended to be a space for discovery, reflection and discussion on the issues of the day affecting our society. In the current context, in addition to the screenings in the parks which will resume, we are working for a second consecutive year on an online component of our event, broadening our horizons and our audience.

Following our previous editions, we are looking for documentary works of a resolutely social and political nature, which address the major themes of the festival, namely: environment, democracy, colonialism, society and economy. We will favor films that are critical of national and international political issues, and focused on social justice and inclusion. In addition to seeking a strong author’s point of view, we will pay particular attention to the aesthetic quality of the documentaries submitted, with a concern for a balance between art and social engagement.

Our programming committee will select 25 to 30 works that will be presented during the 2021 season of Cinéma sous les étoiles.

SIX AWARDS FOR OUR SHORT FILMS

The short film programming will be divided into 3 categories: Quebec programming, Canadian programming and International programming. Our independent jury, made up of a filmmaker, an intellectual and an activist will award five distinctions to the most outstanding works. The winners will be unveiled at a special evening of short films over the summer.

Prix Coup de Poing – impact award – awarded in the Quebec programming category to the documentary that has the most compelling point of view. Prize of $ 5,000 in services awarded by SPIRA.

Prix Cinématographie – cinematography award – awarded in the Quebec programming category to the documentary that has the best artistic and cinematographic quality. Prize of $ 4,000 in services awarded by Main Film.

Prix Meilleur Espoir – best new talent award – awarded in the Quebec programming category to a first film of great quality. Prize of $ 2,500 in services awarded by SLA.

Meilleur Court Métrage Canadien – best canadian short award – awarded to the best Canadian short made outside Quebec. Prize of 10 000 $ in services awarded by Paraloeil.

Meilleur Court Métrage International – best international short award – awarded the the best short made outside Canada. 15 minutes of translation offered by Coop l’Argot.

A sixth prize, Prix Coup de cœur étudiant – student award –,  awarded in the Quebec programming category, will be awarded by a jury made up of students. $ 5,000 in services awarded by ONF-ACIC.

Thanks to our various partners, the Cinéma sous les étoiles will award prizes with a total value of approximately $ 27,000 to the winners in the various categories. Our awards aim to encourage filmmakers from Quebec, Canada and elsewhere by offering them access to production and post-production services.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Submitted works must :
• have a maximum duration of 20 minutes (credits included);
• be presented in the original French version or with French subtitles ;
• have been produced in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Criteria for QUEBEC PROGRAMMING :
All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced in Quebec.

Criteria for CANADIAN PROGRAMMING :
All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced in Canada, but not in Quebec.

Criteria for INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING :
All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced outside of Canada.

TO SUBMIT A FILM

To submit a film, you must complete the form below. As we receive a high number of short films, we ask for the online viewing links.

Link to the form here.

The registration period runs from March 15 to April 25, 2021 at midnight. For any questions, contact Hubert Sabino-Brunette, in charge of the short films section of the Cinéma sous les étoiles at hubert@funambulesmedias.org

WHO ARE WE ?

Mission
Funambules Médias works for the advent of a just and inclusive society through video production, training and the dissemination of documentary films, by promoting the expression of civic voices and the development of critical thinking.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

SPIRA
Mainfilm
ONF ACIC
Paraloeil
SLA Location
Coop L'Argot