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41st Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 1 to 9, 2019

Call for entries

(Short films)

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2019 edition.

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival.


Submissions must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Films completed after October 2017;
  • Maximum running time: 40 minutes;
  • All genres accepted: fiction, animation, documentary, experimental
  • Screening formats at the Festival: DCP;
  • French subtitling of selected non-French films is desirable.

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is the most important short film festivals in the world. Films selected in the International Competition are eligible for cash prizes including the Grand Prize for which the director receives 5,000 euros.


In 2019, for the first time in 41 years, Canada will be the country of honor at the festival. On this occasion, the festival will pay tribute to Canadian talents by showcasing a retrospective of short films spanning the past twenty years in addition to its selection of recent films.

The Festival also features the Short Film Market, a business meeting and marketplace dedicated to short films. An average of 8,000 new titles are registered each year for the Short Film Market and made available for viewing on video terminals to 400 industry delegates (buyers, TV, distributors, festival curators, etc.).