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REGARD – Saguenay Intl Short Film Festival

Next festival:
March 15th, 2017 to March 1st, 2017
Next deadline:
November 1st, 2017

Official website
festivalregard.com

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

REGARD is one of the most important short films festival in North America. Established in 1995 and constantly growing ever since, the event presents near two hundred short films from Québec and around the world every year.

One of the most magic things about REGARD is the atmosphere that surrounds it. Indeed, beyond films projections and competitions, a wide range of activities supplements the event. Short film aficionados of all shades will appreciate the formula that has yielded REGARD’s success:

– Professional Short Film Market
– Festive nightclub opened every night
– Carte blanche offered to a foreign festival
– Sessions adapted for schools, families and teenagers

In March 2015, for its 19th edition, REGARD attracted more than 35 000 visitors for its various activities. The Festival also hosts an international competition where more than 30 000 $ of cash prizes and services are awarded to the winning filmmakers.

Acknowledged by cinema professionals, REGARD gathers around 300 of them (directors, producers, national and international buyers, distributors, journalists, script-writers) who come to Saguenay in order to present their films and participate in the many activities (workshops, forums, masterclasses, etc.) of the Short Film Market, the only event in this domain in Québec.

The screening sessions mostly take place in Jonquière and Chicoutimi.

For more information, consult festivalregard.com

COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

See our Palmarès 2016

To acknowledge the talent and the creativity of daring filmmakers of short films, it is with pride and recognition that REGARD hosts a national and international competition where over 50 000$ in cash awards and in-kind services are awarded.

GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Highest distinction awarded by the professional jury to an international short film in the competition (excluding Canadian films). This award recognizes the exceptional quality of one international film based on the creativity of the artistic approach, the pertinence of the subject and the originality of content and form. 

GRAND PRIX NATIONAL AWARD
Highest distinction awarded by the professional jury to the best Canadian short film in the competition. This award recognizes the exceptional quality of one Canadian film based on the creativity of the artistic approach, the pertinence of the subject and the originality of content and form.

AUDIENCE AWARD
All Canadian and international films are eligible for this award, which spotlights the high quality of one particular film that made an impact on the imagination of our festival attendees.This jury committee is made up of five film enthusiasts from Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean who are not film industry or communications professionals. Chosen by the Festival’s team based on a letter of interest.

YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD
All Canadian and international films of the young audience (2-17 years old) film section are eligible for this award, which spotlights the high quality of one particular film of the section. This jury committee is made up of three high school students  from Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.

CRITIC’S AWARD (International competition)
All internaational  films are eligible for this award, which spotlights the high quality of one particular film of the international competition. This jury committee is made up of three critics from Quebec that are involved directly within the film industry of the province. 

 

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD (QUEBEC)
This award is given to a film selected by the professional jury and recognizes the extraordinarily high quality of a Quebec short film in the competition, based on the excellence of the direction and cohesion between content and form.

BEST SCRIPT AWARD (FRENCH CANADIAN)
Awarded by the professional jury to the best French language Canadian short film. This award recognizes the exceptional qualities of a Canadian screenplay that has created a coherent universe distinguished by precise, original writing. * recipient must be a member of SARTEC.

BEST ANIMATION FILM AWARD
This award is given to a film selected by the professional jury to the best animated short film, all countries eligible to enter. This award recognizes the director’s unique artistic vision as well as the superb quality of the images. 

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Awarded by the professional jury to the best documentary short film of the competition. This award recognizes the accuracy of a daring direction with a rigorous approach.

SHOOT NO MATTER WHAT! AWARD
This award is given to a film selected by the professional jury and recognizes the best “no-budget” Quebec short film distinguished by its bold style and the director’s exceptional, innovative cinematic talent.

CREATIVITY AWARD
Awarded by the professional jury to a short film of the competition that moved, amazed or stunned the audience with its inventive ideas, pushing further the limits of the usual techniques.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

• Read and accept the rules.
• Complete the submission form.
• Pay the processing by credit card (using PayPal).
• Submit the form electronically.

Your submission will be processed once we have received all required materials and fees.
Each film responsible will receive an answer between February 1st & 29th 2017.
The next submission deadline is December 1st, 2017.

FESTIVAL CENTER

ADMINISTRATIVE ADDRESS
114, rue Bossé
Chicoutimi Québec
G7J 1L4

CONTACT EMAIL
info[at]festivalregard.com

FESTIVAL SHOWS...
Live-action shorts
Animated shorts
Documentary shorts
Experimental shorts
Music videos
Live performances
Exhibitions
Lectures, seminars, masterclasses, ...

MAXIMUM SHORT FILM DURATION: 45 minutes

FESTIVAL HAS AN ENTRY FEE
A registration fee of $20 CAD is required (not refundable) by PayPal to submit your short film. If you have more than one (1) short film to submit, please let us know at preselection@regardsurlecourt.com.

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