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 14th edition of its festival. The registration period is open from December 13, 2022 to February 28, 2023 at midnight. Entry fees are 8$CAD per film submitted. Independent filmmakers, students, job seekers and/or those native and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America are exempt from charges. To benefit from this advantage, please contact our programming team in advance : Charles Duquet | 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 2023 season of Cinéma sous les étoiles.
* Broadcasting rights for selected films will be paid.

SIX AWARDS FOR THE SHORT FILMS

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.

Prix Coup de Poing – impact award – awarded in the Québec programming category to the documentary that has the most compelling point of view. Prize of $ 3 000 in services awarded by Vidéographe.

Prix Cinématographie – cinematography award – awarded in the Québec programming category to the documentary that has the best artistic and cinematographic quality. Prize will be announced.

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

Meilleur Court Métrage Canadien – best canadian short award – awarded to the best Canadian short made outside Québec. Prize will be announced.

Meilleur Court Métrage International – best international short award – awarded the the best short made outside Canada. Prize of 250 $ cash offered by Tënk.

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 $ 20,000 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 or English version or with French or English subtitles ;
  • have been produced in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

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 December 13, 2022 to February 28, 2023 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.

ENTRY FEES

Entry fees are 8$CAD per film submitted. Independent filmmakers, students, job seekers and/or those native and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America are exempt from charges. To benefit from this advantage, please contact our programming team in advance : Charles Duquet | 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.