Awards ceremony of the Short Film Competition

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 | Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier | 7 :30 p.m.

Awards ceremony: 8:15 p.m.
Screening of winning films: 8:45pm

For the past 9 years, Funambules Médias' Cinéma sous les étoiles has been organizing a competition for short documentaries to celebrate the quality of works created here and elsewhere. After receiving nearly 200 short films, our programming team selected 25 films. In addition to seeking a strong authorial point of view, we paid particular attention to the aesthetic quality and cinematography of the submitted documentaries, with a view to balancing art and social engagement.


The short film program is divided into 3 categories: Quebec programming, Canadian programming and International programming. A jury composed of Pascal Anh Tuấn Huỳnh, Faiz Abhuani and director Émilie Beaulieu-Guérette will award a Punchline Prize from among the films in the Quebec Program. Here are the different prizes that will be awarded during the ceremony!

Punchline Award - given in the Quebec Programming category to the film that stands out for its strength of expression. Prize of $3000 in services given by Vidéographe and $2500 in services given by SLA Location.

Cinematography Award – given in the Quebec Programming category to the film that stands out for its cinematographic qualities and artistic direction. Prize of $2000 in production services awarded by Main Film and $1500 in services awarded by Bande à part.

Best Emerging Filmmaker Award – awarded in the Quebec Programming category, the award will be given to a first-time director. A $7,000 residency at Paraloeil.

Best Canadian Short Film Award – given in the Canadian Programming category. $500 cash prize awarded by the Documentary Network and $500 cash prize awarded by Les Films du 3 Mars.

Best International Short Film - awarded in the International Programming category. Prize of $250 in cash, awarded by Tënk.

A sixth prize, the Student Favourite Award, in the Quebec Programming category, will be awarded by a jury of students. A $5,000 service award presented by CACL/ONF.

**In case of rain, the evening will be on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier.


2 August 2023 at 19h30

Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier