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Cannes 2020 | Preselection

8 January 2020, 0:00 - 16 February 2020, 0:00

Festival de Cannes 2020

Canadian Preselection Screenings

Cannes, France, May 12 to 23, 2020


Telefilm Canada is currently accepting Canadian entries on behalf of the Cannes Film Festival for the selection screenings of feature films to be held in Montréal from February 24 to March 13, 2020.

Each year, Telefilm Canada invites members of the selection committees from Cannes to travel to Canada and screen Canadian feature films in a private theatre in Montreal.

The Festival de Cannes, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics' Week, are part of the Cannes event but are managed by three distinct entities.  Each delegate will screen separately and evaluate the entries for the section he/she represents.

Once the screenings are over, if a film is preselected (“shortlisted”) by one or several delegates, we will inform the applicant who will then be required to submit it online on the festival’s platform. Shortlisted films will then be screened by the rest of the committee in Paris for a final evaluation and decision.

Final decisions will be communicated by the festival in April.


Deadline to submit via Telefilm Canada February 14, 2020

Click HERE to submit your film!




NOT SHORT ON TALENT at Cannes 2020 (Closed)


TELEFILM CANADA is currently accepting submissions for its 10th edition of “Canada: Not Short on Talent” at Cannes, a curated showcase presented at the Short Film Corner, a component of the Cannes Market which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.

NOT SHORT ON TALENT is the name of Telefilm Canada’s initiative that promotes recent Canadian short films at different film markets. The selected films will be screening at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meetings, industry events and with private viewing facilities re-served to attending professionals registered at the Cannes Market. The Short Film Corner runs from May 18 to May 22, 2020.

Our showcase is designed to increase the international promotion of new short films and to promote Canadian talents to festival programmers and buyers.

Selected films will benefit from a promotional campaign developed by Telefilm Canada to ensure exposure of the films. Under the “Canada: Not Short on Talent” label, your film will be highlighted by a prime position in the Short Film Corner printed catalogue, as well as on the Home page of the 60 private viewing screens available on site.

In addition, if your film is selected and you are interested in attending the festival, the Short Film Corner offers 2 festival accreditations per film that provide access to the festival screenings and the Short Film Corner. While Telefilm Canada encourages you to experience the festival and its market events, it is not a prerequisite, and we are not offering travel grant for this initiative.


DEADLINE: January 20, 2020




If you have any questions regarding our initiatives, please contact Danielle Bélanger, Advisor, Promotion.  

For assistance in the submission process, please contact Myriam Blais, Coordinator - Event Management.

Cannes 2020 | Preselection

Event Starts: 8 January 2020, 0:00
Event Ends: 16 February 2020, 0:00