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Telefilm Canada's Calls for Entry

Navigating the International Festival Circuit

Telefilm Canada encourages the development of an international festivals strategy for Canadian productions by publishing calls for entry that will inform you of the relevance and impact of an event in their territory and on the international festival circuit.

We also actively promote and facilitate the selection of Canadian productions by working in close collaboration with the heads of key international events. Screening sessions are held in Montreal for major international festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Venice. For a number of other key events, Telefilm coordinates the submission of screeners from Canada.

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Current Calls for Entry
Click on the name of the event to get detailed information.

22nd Los Angeles Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States, June 1 to 9, 2016
Earlybird deadline for festival submission : November 21, 2015
Official deadline for festival submission : December 14, 2015
Late deadline for festival submission : January 15, 2016

46th Tampere International Short Film Festival
Tampere, Finland, March 9 to 13, 2016
Deadline for Festival submission : December 1, 2015

59th San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco, United States, April 24 to May 8, 2016
Final deadline : December 7, 2015

65th Melbourne International Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia, July 28 to August 14, 2016
Early bird deadline for festival submission : December 10, 2015
Regular deadline for festival submission : February 11, 2016
Late deadline for festival submission : March 18, 2016

The ACE MUNDUS Programme 2016
Paris, France (3 days), and Bergen, Norway (4 days), April 4 to 10, 2016
Deadline to communicate your interest in applying to ACE to Mrs. Erin Floyd ( : December 11, 2015
Deadline to submit your complete application : December 15, 2015

42nd Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle, United States, May 19 to June 12, 2016
Final deadline : January 4, 2016

Visions du Réel International Film Festival
Nyon, Switzerland, April 15 to 23, 2016
Deadline for films completed after September 2015 : January 10, 2016