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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.

69th Festival de Cannes
Cannes, France, May 11 to 22, 2016
Telefilm application form deadline : February 8, 2016
Screener delivery deadline : February 16, 2016

70th Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland, June 15 to 26, 2016
Late deadline : February 10, 2016

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

40th Annecy International Animation Film Festival
Annecy, France, June 13 to 18, 2016
Deadline for festival submission - Short films, TV and commissioned films and graduation films : February 15, 2016
Deadline for festival submission - Feature films : March 15, 2016

NOT SHORT ON TALENT at Cannes 2016
Cannes, France, May 11 to 22, 2016
Deadline : February 15, 2016

63rd Sydney Film Festival
Sydney, Australia, June 8 to 19, 2016
Application deadline : February 26, 2016

69th Festival de Cannes (short films)
Cannes, France, May 16 to 22, 2016
The 48th Directors’ Fortnight : March 4, 2016
The 55rd Critics’ Week : March 7, 2016

56th International Film Festival for Children and Youth (Zlin Film Festival)
Zlin, Czech Republic, May 27 to June 3, 2016
Application Deadline : March 10, 2016

51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, July 1 to 9, 2016
Deadline with Telefilm Canada (eTelefilm application & screener) : March 18, 2016