Slamdance Film Festival  | Short Films

Call for entries 

Short films, all genres 


The Slamdance Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2022 edition.  

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

  • Competitive: Yes   
  • Entry fees: Yes  


  • Shorts must be no more than exactly 40 minutes in length, credits included.  
  • Shorts have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions. 
  • All non-English-language shorts must have English subtitles.  



The Slamdance Film Festival began in 1995 and runs parallel to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. The festival, programmed by filmmakers, is dedicated to emerging directors. Slamdance presents 30 features and 70 short films. 

A considerable number of Canadian features and shorts were selected and have won awards in recent years. 

In 2021, six Canadian short films were selected: Every Day’s Like This (Lev Lewis), Ain’t No Time for Women (Sarra El Abed), Faraway (Aziz Zoromba), My Layers (Susanne Serres), Endomic (Camille Hollett-French and Ipek Ensari) and The Danger in Front (Alexis Chartrand). 

The Slamdance is an Oscar® and BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival.

Telefilm Canada recognizes a selection in the Festival for application to its International Festival participation Program. 


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890 

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