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Call for entries 2024

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 best films will be screened during the festival week. The finalist films will be announced in march 2024.

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

Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted in February 2024.

Submit now


– 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.
– Only short film produced after january 1st, 2022 are eligible.
– 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 january 10th, 2024.
– Complete applications will be prioritized.


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


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.

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


Following a call for short films from the region, a panel selects short films from Estrie to be presented during the Festival. Among this selection, the panel awards the Prix Pierre-Javaux – Meilleur court métrage de l’Estrie, and a grant.

– Prix Pierre-Javaux – Meilleur court métrage de l’Estrie (Best short film of Estrie region)


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

– Prix Coup de cœur du public, presented by Radio-Canada

Winners of previous editions


2023 | Le Bleu du caftan, de Maryam Touzani
2022 | Freda, de Gessica Geneus
2021 | La nuit des rois, by Philippe Lacôte
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

2023 | Au-delà du papier, de Oana Suteu Khintirian
2022 | Chère Audrey, de Jeremiah Hayes
2021 | Prière pour une mitaine perdue, by Jean-François Lesage
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

2023 | Laura au printemps, de Pascale Rousseau
2022 | Rien ne se perd, de Noémie De Pas
2021 | Vers des champs inconnus, by Charles Duquet
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

2023 | Farador, de Édouard A. Tremblay
2022 | All My Puny Sorrows, de Michael McGowan
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


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