42nd Annual

Montreal World Film Festival

August 23, 2018 to September 03, 2018

 
Category

Short Films / Court Métrage

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
June 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 8, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 59 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Film
Short films can be presented in Competition or out of Competition. Decision is made by the Selection Committee._ WORLD COMPETITION_Short Films: Best Short Film and Jury Award._ DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD (short, medium and feature films): 1st prize, 2nd prize.

Category Rules

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Short and medium-lenght film regulations

II. SECTIONS
COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
World Competition_Short Films
Documentaries of the World
Student Film Festival (see separate regulations in the Student Film Festival category)

NON-COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
Focus on World Cinema (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania)
Francophone cinema (found in almost all sections of the Festival)

III. SELECTION
The Festival selects and invites films and determines in which section they are presented. See “Eligibility to the different sections”.

For selection purposes, please submit the film through WITHOUTABOX (preferably); OR send directly to the Festival the entry form, entry fee and VIMEO link with password; OR Blu-ray OR DVD (NTSC or PAL).

IV. DEADLINES
Film submission deadlines for consideration by the Selection Committee (the entry form must be included with submission link or Blu-ray or DVD):

June 8 for shorts and medium films (less than 60 minutes).

Note: if your film is completed, we strongly advise sending your submission early as the number of films the Selection Committee has to view increases rapidly as the deadline approaches.

V. ENTRY FEE
An entry fee is mandatory for all submissions sent to the Festival.
CAD 60 for each short or medium film (less than 60 min)

VI. ACCEPTANCE
To register or send a film for any section of the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations by the producers or their authorized representatives. It is mandatory to fill out item No. 10 "Agreement" of the entry form.

After a film is invited to the Montreal World Film Festival, the producers or their representatives must confirm its participation within 7 days.

FILMS MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE PRODUCERS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

The General Director of the Festival has the right to decide all cases not foreseen by these regulations.

VII. TRANSPORTATION COSTS
Shipping to and from the Festival (including brokerage costs and insurance during transportation) of screening copies are the responsibility of the producer or their representatives. This policy applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent for consideration.

VIII. SCREENING COPIES DELIVERY
Screening copies of films participating in the different sections of the Festival and the excerpts for television should be sent PREPAID BEFORE AUGUST 10, 2018 to the following address:

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
1432 de Bleury Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2J1 Canada
Tel.: 1 514 848-3883

A pro forma invoice should be affixed to the outside of the package, with the following declaration: FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Screening copies should be sent directly to the Festival by a delivery service which includes customs clearance (examples: FEDEX, DHL, EMS).

The declared value for customs must not exceed CAD 10 per shipping.

The screening copy will be returned AT THE PRODUCER’S OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES EXPENSE. The Festival must be informed IN WRITING of any change of address for the return of a print.

IX. DCP
The Montreal World Film Festival prefers unencrypted DCP for programming flexibility. The Festival recommends unlocking the DCP from the moment it arrives in Montreal until the last day of the Festival (for its inspection before screenings). If the DCP is encrypted, the Montreal will not cover the costs of KDM generation and delivery.

X. INSURANCE
The Festival will assume insurance responsibility from the time the carrier has delivered the film to the Festival's offices until it is returned to the carrier.

In the case of damage or loss of a screening copy, the Festival will reimburse an amount not exceeding the value of the lab print.

If a producer or his agent borrows his screening copy from the Festival for screenings organized outside official Festival screenings, the Festival will not be responsible in case of loss or damage during that period.

XI. PRESENCE IN MONTREAL
The Montreal World Film Festival expects the invited films’ directors and leading actors to attend the presentation of their films at the Festival. However, the Festival will not cover the travel expenses and offers only a limited number of hotel rooms.

XII. PROMOTION AND PUBLICATION OF THE AWARDS
Participation in the Festival implies that the winners in all the competitive sections will use first and foremost in their publicity (posters, announcements, etc.) the name and the logo of the World Film Festival and the award.

XIII. FILM EXCERPTS
The participants agree to provide excerpts (30 or 60 seconds) for TV of Internet promotion of the films of the Festival.

XIV. ELIGIBILITY TO THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS
Films selected and invited for the different sections must meet the following criteria:

WORLD COMPETITION
Short films in the World Competition should not exceed 15 minutes.
• be in DCP of Pro Res 422 file;
• have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
• priority will be given to world premieres;
• not have been screened commercially outside the country of production;
• not have participated in any international festival or event;
• not have been presented on television or the Internet;
• Canadian films must not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada or abroad, except by special permission of the Festival;
• films in a language other than French must be subtitled in French AND in English;
• films in French language must be subtitled in English;
• films in English language must be subtitled in French;
• the presence of the director of the film and the main actor (or actress) is mandatory for films in the World Competition.

FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania)
This non-competitive section includes fiction and animation films:
feature films (60 minutes or longer), medium-length films (36 to 60 minutes)
and short films (35 minutes or less).

• Feature and medium-length films must be in DCP or ProRes 422 file or 3D;
• Short films must be in ProRes 422 file;
• have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
• not have been presented on television in North America or the Internet;
• not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada. Priority will be given to world and North American premieres.
• films in a language other than French or English must be subtitled in French OR in English;

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD:
This section includes feature (60 minutes or longer), medium-length (36 to 60 minutes) and short (35 minutes or less) documentary films.

• Feature and medium-length films must be in DCP or ProRes 422 File;
• Short films must be in ProRes 422 file;
• have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
• not have been presented on television in North America or the Internet;
• not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada. Priority will be given to world and North American premieres.
• films in a language other than French or English must be subtitled in French OR in English;

7. EXCLUSIONS
Industrial, advertising and instructional films are not eligible for any of the sections of the Festival (competitive and non-competitive). The same applies to racist, obscene, excessively violent and propagandistic films.

XV. JURIES AND AWARDS
The Board of Directors of the Festival each year appoints the members of the different juries (WORLD COMPETITION and FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION, etc.). Members of a jury cannot be associated with any film participating in the Competition. The Festival chairman or his delegates attends the juries’ deliberations but does not have the right to vote.

WORLD COMPETITION_Short films
Best Short Film
Jury Award

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD
1st prize
2nd prize