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La CINEF | Part of the Official Selection – Festival de Cannes

Cannes, France, May 16 to 27, 2023

Call for entries

(Short and medium-length films)

The CINEF (previously the Cinéfondation Selection), part of the official Selection of the Festival de Cannes, is currently accepting entries for its upcoming edition.

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


Please consult the festival’s website for the eligibility criteria. 


Created in 1998 and devoted to the search for new talent, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films each year from film schools all over the world.

LA CINEF forms part of the Official Selection and the selected films are presented to the Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury which awards a prize to the best three at an official ceremony.

Each year more than 2 000 student films are sent to the Cinéfondation, a testimony of the diversity and dynamism of the young international cinematographic creation. Since 1998 more than 410 films from more than a hundred schools in the world have been selected.

The winners will receive a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third. In case of a joint award, the amount will be divided equally.

The credits of the first feature film of the winners of La Cinef prizes will include the mention that they have been made with the support of the Festival de Cannes.

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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