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Cannes, France, May 8 to 19, 2018

Call for entries

(Short films, all genres)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting submissions for its 8th edition of “Canada: Not Short on Talent” at Cannes, a curated showcase presented at the Short Film Corner, a component of the Market which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

NOT SHORT ON TALENT is the name of Telefilm Canada’s initiative that promotes recent Canadian short films at different film markets. The selected films will be participating at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meetings, industry events and with private viewing facilities reserved to attending professionals registered at the Cannes Market. The Short Film Corner is open from May 14 to May 19.

Our showcase is designed to increase the international promotion of new short films and to promote Canadian talent to festival programmers and buyers.

Selected films will benefit from a promotional campaign developed by Telefilm Canada to ensure exposure of the films. Under the “Canada: Not Short on Talent” label, your film will be highlighted by a prime position in the Short Film Corner printed catalogue as well as on the Home page of the 60 private viewing screens available on site.

In addition, if your film is selected and you are interested in attending the festival, the Short Film Corner offers 2 festival accreditations per film that provides access to the festival screenings and the Short Film Corner. While Telefilm Canada encourages you to experience the festival and its market events, we are not offering travel grant for this initiative.



All genres are eligible: fiction, documentary, experimental and animation.

To be considered eligible, a film must:

  • Have been produced in late 2017 or in 2018;
  • Have a maximum running time of 35 minutes.
  • Not have screened in several European festivals (exceptions may be considered) or be available for public viewing on the Internet.

IMPORTANT: Selected films will have to be completed and ready for upload on the Short Film Corner server in mid-March.


Submission Process

Please fill out Telefilm Canada registration form (Cannes 2018 | Not Short on Talent) via eTelefilm.

If you are not registered as an eTelefilm client, please follow the instructions to create a temporary account: click on this link. You will have to register via one of the access portals (GC Key or a Sign-In Partner) and then you will be transferred to eTelefilm where you will be able to submit your application via the“ My applications” tab, and fill out the Cannes- Not Short On Talent 2018 form.

N.B. If you already submitted your short to the NOT SHORT ON TALENT evaluation process for Clermont-Ferrand 2018, you may not re-submit. Since we have kept the information and screening links, we could consider your film for Cannes.

Selection Process

The program of shorts will be curated by Danny Lennon, festival programmer and founder of Prends ça court!, who will screen all entries and make final recommendations.

Decisions will be communicated by Telefilm Canada via email by mid-March.


If you have any questions regarding the initiative and Cannes, please contact Danielle Bélanger, Project Leader, at (, at 514-283-0838 or 1 800-567-0890, #2204 or Myriam Blais ( at #2066.

For assistance in the submission process via eTelelfilm, please communicate with Myriam Blais.