Call for entries

(Short films, all genres)

Telefilm Canada is currently accepting submissions for its 7th edition of “Canada: Not Short on Talent”at Cannes, a curated showcase presented at the Short Film Corner (May 22-28), a component of the Market which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

Not Short on Talent is a Telefilm Canada initiative that promotes recent Canadian short films participating at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meetings, industry events and viewing facilities.

This showcase is designed to increase the international exploitation of new Canadian short films and to promote Canadian talent to buyers, distributors, producers and festival programmers.

If your film is selected, Telefilm Canada will cover the cost of the film registration and upload on the Short Film Corner server.  Selected films will benefit from a promotional campaign developed by Telefilm Canada to ensure exposure of the films to the 2 500 participating professionals at the Short Film Corner. Under the “Canada: Not Short on Talent” label, your film will be highlighted by a prime position in the Short Film Corner printed catalogue and 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. 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 2016 or in 2017;
  • Have a maximum running time of 25 minutes.
  • A film should not have screened in 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 during the first week of April.

Submission Process

If you already submitted your short to the NOT SHORT ON TALENT evaluation process for Clermont-Ferrand 2017, you may not re-submit.

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, programmer at the Phi Center (Montréal) and founder of Prends ça court! who will screen all entries and make final recommendations. Decisions will be communicated by Telefilm Canada via email during the week of March 20.


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


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal

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