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NOT SHORT ON TALENT at Clermont-Ferrand 2019

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

Call for entries

(Canadian short films)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting submissions for its market showcase Not Short on Talent presented at Clermont-Ferrand (France) 2019.

Not Short on Talent is a Telefilm Canada initiative that presents a selection of new Canadian short films at international markets. At Clermont-Ferrand, the curated program of 90-minute will comprise a diversity of short films that will screen in the official theater and program of the 34th SHORT FILM MARKET .

 The market runs parallel to the 41st International Short Film Festival at Clermont-Ferrand from February 1 to 9, 2019.

This showcase is designed to increase the visibility of new Canadian short films and promote talent to the 3 500 industry delegates registered at the Market, including buyers and festival curators.

Admissibility criteria

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

To be considered, a film must:

  • Be produced in 2018;
  • Have a maximum running time of 20 minutes.

The program of shorts will be curated by Danny Lennon of Montreal-based Prends ça court!, who has been a programmer for over 15 years. He will screen and evaluate the entries and make a final selection and recommendation.

Decisions will be communicated by email by Telefilm Canada by November 5th.

If selected, you will have to deliver a file of your film according to the specs provided by the Montreal lab where films will be assembled. An image and an excerpt of your film will also be required for promotional use.

Telefilm Canada will cover the cost of the Market screening (theater rental), the inclusion of your film in the Market Video library reserved to professionals, the “Canada” stand located in the Exhibition Hall of the Market, as well as for the assembling of the selected films on a screening support.

Selected films will benefit from a promotional campaign developed and funded by Telefilm Canada to ensure exposure for the selected Canadian films.

Submission Process

Please fill out Telefilm Canada registration form via eTelefilm.

If you are not registered as an eTelefilm client, please follow the instructions to open a temporary account: click on this link, and register via one of the access portals. You will then be transferred to e-Telefilm where you’ll be able to submit via the “My applications” tab, and then access the NOT SHORT ON TALENT 2019 form.


If you have any questions regarding this program, you may contact Danielle Bélanger ( 514-283-0838 or 1 800 567-0890, # 2204, and for questions regarding the application process, please contact Alexandra Paquette-Torres (, # 2127.  


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal