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33rd Cinequest Film & VR Festival 

San Jose, United States, March 5 to 17, 2024


(Feature and short films, Virtual Reality projects, Television or Webisodes) 

The Cinequest Film & VR Festival is currently accepting applications for its up-coming edition. 


  • Competitive: Yes  
  • Entry fees: Yes (50 – 100 USD) 
  • Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival. 



Cinequest connects artists, innovators, media, and audiences—as people converge to experience a potent mix of immersive stories from around the globe and breakthrough technologies. Yet, Cinequest’s stellar reputation not only hinges on its knack for creating a powerful line-up, but also for securing distribution for many of its honored filmmakers. Netflix, IFC Films, Amazon, MSNBC Films, Roadside Attractions, 1091 Pictures, Oscilloscope, Sony Pictures, Magnolia Pictures, Kino-Lorber, eOne, Lionsgate, PBS, and HBO are just a few of the many that have signed deals with some of Cinequest’s success stories.  

In 2023 the festival showcased Canadian feature films Midnight at the Paradise (Vanessa Matsui), The Young Arsonists (Sheila Pye) and East Bay (Daniel Yoon). 

Cinequest is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short film categories.  

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in this festival for application to its International Promotion Program

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890