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Competition

Each year, the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke bestows three Cercle d’or awards and the Prix Coup de cœur du public Radio-Canada.

International competition

Each year, the Festival’s programming committee submits 5 dramatic features and 5 documentary features for competition. A panel rewards one film chosen in each category.

AWARD :
– Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage de fiction (Best Dramatic Feature award)
– Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage documentaire, sponsored by TV5 (Best Documentary Feature award)

Discover the fiction films in competition

Discover the documentaries in competition

Regional competition

Following a call for short films from the region, a panel selects 5 short films from Estrie among all the films received. During the Festival, the films are presented as part of a special event, La Soirée estrienne, open to the public. Among this selection, the panel awards the Cercle d’or for Best Eastern Townships and a grant.

AWARD :
– Cercle d’or Meilleur court métrage de l’Estrie, sponsored by La Fabrique culturelle (Best Eastern Townships Short award)

Discover the short films in competition

Prix Coup de cœur du public Radio-Canada

The Prix Coup de cœur du public Radio-Canada is voted on by festival goers. This award goes to the public’s favourite dramatic feature film.

AWARD :
– Prix Coup de cœur du public Radio-Canada

Vote for your favorite feature film

• Edition 2021 

Jury of the International competition

The panel rewards one dramatic feature and one documentary feature chosen among five films submitted for competition in each category. The winning film will receive respectively the Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage de fiction (Best Dramatic Feature award) and the Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage documentaire (Best Documentary Feature award), sponsored by TV5. The films submitted for competition are selected by the Festival’s programming committee.

Helen Faradji – Presidente

Helen Faradji arrived in Quebec in 1999 and completed her doctoral thesis on the Coen brothers and Tarantino. She is the author of several essays, the latest of which explores American Cinema and was published in November 2019 by Les éditions du Septentrion. Both a film critic and host, she collaborates on numerous radio and television shows (Aujourd’hui l’histoire, Plus on est de Fous, plus on lit…). She is also the content manager for Radio-Canada’s film section on their website, producing a variety of online programmes (Pour faire court, Fous de cinéma…) and keeping a daily blog.

Serge Langlois

Serge Langlois is a long-time cinema lover. He was at the head of the radio show Cinérama, which, for many years, was the only specialized film programme in the Eastern Townships. From the very beginnings of the show up until 2018, he introduced his audience to films of all kinds, hosted countless interviews and shared numerous reviews. For 10 years, he combined this role with his job at the helm of CFAK 88,3 FM. He also curated the Université de Sherbrooke’s Centre Culturel art series Arrières Cours before landing his current job as director for Destination St-Camille.

Annissa Laplante

Annissa Laplante works at the Cégep de Sherbrooke as the coordinator for the Department of Literature and Communication. Over the past twenty years, she has taught a wide range of courses on literature and cinema, both for the General Education courses as well as in the Art, Literature and Communication Programme. She also takes part in extracurricular activities involving student juries, such as the Prix littéraire des collégiens (Collegian Literary Prize) and the Prix collégial du cinéma du Québec (Quebec Collegiate Film Prize).

Patrick Quintal

Playwright, theatre director and actor, Patrick Quintal cofounded the theatre company Théâtre du Double Signe and was its Artistic Director up until 2018. He is the author of 15 plays that have been produced both in Quebec and abroad. Having received many accolades over the past years, including the Yves-Sauvageau prize for his play Kraken and the 2007 CALQ Artistic Creation Prize (Eastern Townships), he has also written for television and teaches playwriting at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Romy Lupien-Phaneuf (Public Jury Member)

I am a child who painted herself with the help of a wonderful entourage and incredible experiences. I was brushed with culture when I was young and I recently took over voluntarily. I grew up in the blue house on Quebec Street in Sherbrooke. I went to an elementary music school and then went to a college which made me see a world where everything was possible. I am passionate about writing, cinema, theater, music, shows, books, photography, everything that makes us human and everything that brings us together.

Jury Member – Public

The FCMS is proud to welcome a member of the public on its International Jury.

Call for jury member application is closed.  The name of the candidate will be announced publicly on March 11, 2020.

Jury of the regional competition

As part of its annual programming, the FCMS hosts a special screening of several short films produced in the Eastern Townships and shortlisted by the selection panel. The panel then bestows on the winning entry the Cercle d’or Meilleur court métrage de l’Estrie (Best Eastern Townships Short award) – sponsored by La Fabrique culturelle – as well as a grant.

Anik Salas – Presidente

Anik Salas’ first encounter with the world of filmmaking was through the creation of an online programme [VRÈ] on women’s empowerment. She both directed and produced this show in which she explored a number of social issues. Episodes were then used in France and Quebec as pedagogical tools. Following her training at L’inis (L’institut national de l’image et le son), her first short film, The War of The Blueberries, was screened in cinemas in Quebec as well as in festivals in both Europe and the United States. Her short film As Thou Urgest Justice, based on the work of Shakespeare, was screened in London as part of the commemorations surrounding the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Anik is the president of Réalisatrices Equitables.

Santiago Bertolino

Santiago Bertolino is a filmmaker and scriptwriter. NIN E TEPUEIAN – My Cry (NIN E TEPUEIAN – Mon Cri) is his third feature-length documentary. In 2016, he directed Freelancer on the Front Lines which was produced by the National Film Board. The film followed a freelance reporter’s journey through Middle Eastern war zones. The filming took him to Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and the Kurdistan region. In 2013, with Hugo Samson, he created his first feature-length documentary, Red Square on a Blackboard (Carré rouge sur fond noir), which was about the 2012 Quebec student protests. The film won 2 Gémeaux Awards – Best Documentary (Society) and Best Script (Documentary).

Annissa Laplante

Annissa Laplante works at the Cégep de Sherbrooke as the coordinator for the Department of Literature and Communication. Over the past twenty years, she has taught a wide range of courses on literature and cinema, both for the General Education courses as well as in the Art, Literature and Communication Programme. She also takes part in extracurricular activities involving student juries, such as the Prix littéraire des collégiens (Collegian Literary Prize) and the Prix collégial du cinéma du Québec (Quebec Collegiate Film Prize).

Winners of previous editions

2019 | Les Chatouilles, by Andréa Bescond and Éric Métayer
2018 | Une famille syrienne, by Philippe Van Leeuw
2017 | Home Care, by Slávek Horák
2016 | Trois fenêtres et une pendaison, by Isa Qosja
2015 | Ex aequo : Cañada Morrison (Sciences Naturelles), by Matías Lucchesi et Jimmy P., by Arnaud Desplechin

2019 | Amal, by Mohamed Siam
2018 | Des rêves sans étoiles, by Mehrdad Oskouei
2017 | A Flickering Truth, by Pietra Brettkelly
2016 | Les 18 fugitives, by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
2015 | Le Sel de la Terre, by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

2019 | Ponderosa, by Julien Grégoire Péloquin
2018 | Le dernier jour, by Louis-Charles Blais
2017 | 24H, by Marie-Lou Béland
2016 | Estrela d’Alma, by Fabio Dorea
2015 | La marche du funambule, by Mathieu Drouin
2014 | Ellie & Clara, by Farzin Farzaneh

2019 | Capharnaüm, by Nadine Labaki
2018 | Une famille syrienne, by Philippe Van Leeuw
2017 | Fukushima, mon amour, by Doris Dörrie
2016 | The Second Mother, by Anna Muylaert
2015 | La famille Bélier, by Éric Lartigau
2014 | Casse-tête chinois, by Cédric Klapisch

Pocket film Competition – School Tournament

The Tournoi des écoles (School Tournament) is a short-short contest open to all high school students from participating schools in Estrie.

This friendly competition is a great opportunity for young people to express their creativity through the art of cinematography, to actively learn about film-making, and to develop new talents and interests.

More information

 

Call for jury member application is closed.  The name of the candidate will be announced publicly on March 11, 2020.

Call for entries 2020

Regional competition

The Estrie region short films selection for the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke is a showcase for local filmmakers. Public can discover films and talents from here!

Filmmakers from the region are invited to submit their short films to the Cercle d’or award for short films in the Estrie region.

Short films received will be evaluated and selected by a jury of professionals. The 5 best films will be screened during the festival week. The finalist films will be announced in march 2020.

Among this selection, the jury will decide on the award recipient for the Cercle d’or –  Meilleur court métrage de l’Estrie (Best regional short  film of Estrie region).

Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted in February 2020.

Call for entries is now closed.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :

– Only Short films from 5 to 30 minutes are admissible.
– Filmmakers must be residents of the Estrie region, at the time of depositing.
– The minimum age required to participate in the competition is 16, at the time of depositing.
– Short film produced after january 1st, 2017 will be prioritized.
– The film must be submitted for the first time at FCMS.
– Film genres accepted are: fiction, documentary, animation and experimental.
– Applicants may submit more than one film if they want to, maximum of 2 films.
– Film must have been submited before december 1st, 2019.
– Complete applications will be prioritized.

Read the terms and conditions


International program

You would like to submit a movie for the 2020 edition of the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke ? The form is available!

Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted in december / january.

Call for entries is now closed.

REGULATIONS :

Please read our regulations and eligibility requirements before to submit your film.

Read the terms and conditions