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NOT SHORT ON TALENT at Clermont-Ferrand 2017

Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 6 to 10, 2017

Call for entries

(Canadian short films)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting submissions for its program Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand 2017.

Not Short on Talent is a Telefilm Canada initiative that showcases new Canadian short films at film markets. This curated program will be presented as a market screening in a theatre at the 32nd SHORT FILM MARKET . The market runs parallel to from the 39th International Short Film Festival at Clermont-Ferrand.

This showcase is designed to increase the international exploitation of new Canadian short films and to promote talent to the 3 500 industry delegates including buyers and festival curators.

Admissibility criteria

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

To be considered, a film must:

  • Have been produced in 2016;
  • Have a maximum running time of 25 minutes.

Telefilm Canada will cover the cost of the Market screening in a theatre, the Canada stand in the Exhibition Hall of the Market, as well as the assembling of the line-up on a screening support.

Selected films will benefit from a promotional campaign developed and fully 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. You will have to register via one of the access portals (GC Key or a Sign-In Partner) and then you’ll be transferred to e-Telefilm where you’ll be able to submit your application via the “My applications” tab.

Selection Process

The program of shorts will be curated by Danny Lennon, founder of Prends ça court! and curator at the Phi Center in Montreal. He will screen and evaluate all the films submitted and make a final selection. He will also be attending the Market and promote the market screening on site during the festival.

Decisions will be communicated by Telefilm Canada in November.


If you have any questions, you may contact Danielle Bélanger, Project Leader, ( at 514 283-0838 ext. 2204 or 1 800 567-0890.

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montréal
514 283-6363