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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.

38th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and 31st Short Film Market
Clermont-Ferrand, France, February 5 to 13, 2016
Deadline for films completed in 2015 : October 5, 2015

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

Rotterdam Lab 2016, 33rd CineMart – 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 30 to February 3, 2016
Application Deadline via TELEFILM CANADA : October 30, 2015

42nd Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle, United States, May 19 to June 12, 2016
Regular deadline : November 2, 2015
Final deadline : January 4, 2016

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016 Film Festival
Austin, United States, March 11 to 20, 2016
Late deadline : November 3, 2015

59th San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco, United States, April 24 to May 8, 2016
Regular deadline : November 9, 2015
Final deadline : December 7, 2015

33rd BUFF - International Film Festival
Malmö, Sweden, March 14 to 19, 2016
Deadline : November 15, 2015

29th International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA 2016)
Biarritz, France, January 19 to 24, 2016
Deadline for regular submissions : November 20, 2015