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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.

56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Thessaloniki, Greece, November 6 to 15, 2015
Deadline for submissions : July 24, 2015

AFI International Film Festival
Los Angeles, United States, November 5 to 12, 2015
Final deadline for short and feature submissions : July 24, 2015

Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival
Sitges, Spain, October 9 to 18, 2015
Deadline for submissions for Short Films : July 31, 2015
Deadline for Submissions for Feature Films : August 14, 2015

28th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 18 to 29, 2015
Deadline for documentaries completed after April 1, 2015 : August 1, 2015
Deadline to submit a project to the FORUM : September 1, 2015

42nd Ghent International Film Festival
Ghent, Belgium, October 13 to 24, 2015
Deadline for submissions : August 1, 2015

17th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Mumbai, India, October 29 to November 5, 2015
Deadline for submissions : August 10, 2015

4th Los Cabos International Film Festival
Los Cabos, Mexico, November 11 to 15, 2015
Deadline for submissions : August 21, 2015

2016 Sundance Film Festival
Park City, United States, January 21 to 31, 2016
Deadline with Telefilm Canada : August 21, 2015

66th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale 2016)
Berlin, Germany, February 11 to 21, 2016
Deadlines with Telefilm Canada (eTelefilm entry form & screeners delivery) : August 21, 2015

The 14th Berlinale Talents and its Training Sessions
Berlin, Germany, February 13 to 18, 2016
Deadline : September 1, 2015

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