Calling emerging filmmakers! Short Film Face Off is looking for your movies

Are you an emerging Canadian filmmaker looking to bring a short film to a national audience?

Consider submitting your work to the 15th season of Short Film Face Off, premiering in August on CBC TV and CBC Gem, with host Amanda Parris.

The CBC is looking for short films from all regions of the country to be featured on the program.

Confrontation of short films will screen nine films accompanied by commentary from the filmmakers. A panel of industry professionals provide perspective on the creative and technical aspects of the films.

The public at home votes for their favorite film. All nine films will be in the running.

The winning filmmaker will receive the Telefilm Canada Prize of $30,000 to be used for their next film. Submission is FREE! Each filmmaker will receive a royalty.

So what are we looking for:

  • Films must be in English and less than 12 minutes in length, excluding credits, and must have been made within the last 3 years (after July 1, 2018).

  • The filmmaker must be a Canadian resident and at least 19 years old.

  • We are looking for comedies and dramas. Live action and animation are eligible. Music videos or documentaries are NOT eligible.

  • Content must be suitable for a family audience during the 7:00 p.m. time slot, at CBC’s discretion.

  • We accept films that have been screened at film festivals, other public venues or have previously been shown on television.

  • The producer or director must own or hold all rights to the film, including the music.

  • The producer or director will be required to sign an agreement giving Short Film Face Off the right to license the film for broadcast on CBC television and on CBC websites.

  • There can be no agreements or negotiations that would hinder or prevent the broadcast of the film on CBC TV or on CBC websites, including CBC Gem.


TO VISIT: for the submission form.

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