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74th Berlinale | Short Films

Berlin, Germany, February 15 to 26, 2024


(Short films, all genres)  

The Berlin International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2024 edition.    


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (Berlinale Shorts and Generations section)  


The Berlinale, along with Cannes and Venice, counts as one of the oldest and most important competitive festivals in the world. The Short Film Competition proposes an eclectic selection that explores the trends of the genre.  

The Berlinale is a very dynamic, cosmopolitan and full-service film festival with many elements that are of significant interest to the Canadian film industry and filmmakers. A considerable number of Canadian features and shorts were selected and have won awards in recent years. In 2023, JILL, UNCREDITED (A. Ing), NANITIC (C. Nguyen) and SIMO (A. Zoromba) were among the Canadian short films selected.  

The Berlin International Film Festival is an Oscar® and BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival.  

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its International Promotion Program.

Promotion and Communications
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
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