Submit a short film

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The Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias is launching its call for short documentaries for the 15th edition of its festival. The registration period is open from January 31th, 2024 to march 15th, 2024 at midnight. Entry fees are 8$CAD per film submitted. Independent filmmakers, students, job seekers and/or those living in Africa, Asia or Latin America are exempt from charges. To benefit from this advantage, please contact our programming team in advance : adj-​prog@​funambulesmedias.​org

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 environmental, 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.

Following our previous editions, we are looking for documentary works of a resolutely social, political and environmental 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 2024 season of Cinéma sous les étoiles.

CATEGORIES AND PRICES

The short film programming will be divided into 3 categories : Québec 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.

Thanks to our various partners, the Cinéma sous les étoiles will award prizes with a total value of approximately $ 20,000 to the winners in the various categories. Our awards aim to encourage filmmakers from Quebec, Canada and elsewhere.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Submitted works must :

  • have a maximum duration of 20 minutes (credits included);
  • be presented in the original French or English version or with French or English subtitles ;
  • have been produced in 2022, 2023 or 2024.

Criteria for QUÉBEC PROGRAMMING :

All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced in Québec.

Criteria for CANADIAN PROGRAMMING :

All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced in Canada, but not in Québec.

Criteria for INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING :

All films meeting the basic eligibility criteria, and that have been produced outside of Canada.

*** TO SUBMIT A FILM ***

The registration period runs from January 31th, 2024 to March 15th, 2024 at midnight.

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 :

https://form.zonefestival.com/?k=funambules_f1ls

ENTRY FEES

Entry fees are 8$CAD per film submitted. Independent filmmakers, students, job seekers and/or those living in Africa, Asia or Latin America are exempt from charges. To benefit from this advantage, please contact our programming team in advance : adj-​prog@​funambulesmedias.​org

WHO ARE WE ?

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.