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The Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, with the help of two juries, awards annually 3 Cercle d’or.

  • Cercle d’or Best feature film
  • Cercle d’or Best documentary, presented by TV5
  • Cercle Best short film of Eastern Townships, presented by La Fabrique Culturelle

Jury of the international competition

This jury awards, among the international programming, the best feature film and the best documentary.

Jury of the regional competition

Within its annual programming, the FCMS presents the Projection of short films of Eastern Townships emphasizing several movies of the region having been selected by a jury. Among these movies, the jury will award the price Cercle Best short film of Eastern Townships.


A Public Award – Radio-Canada is also awarded by the festival-goers among the feature films.

Call for entries 2019

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 2019.

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). The winner will be revealed at the closing ceremony.

Filmmakers willing to take part in the contest have to submit their short films by filling our form!

Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted in February 2019.


– 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, 2016 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 3, 2018.
– Complete applications will be prioritized.

Submit a film | Regional competition

Deadline : December 3, 2018

International program

You would like to submit a movie for the 2019 edition of the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke ? The form is available!

Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted in February 2019.


– Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental production are eligible;
– Film produced after January 1st, 2016 will be prioritized;
– All submitted films will be considered by the programming committee;
– Film must have been submited before december 3, 2018.
– Submitted films are eligible for the Prix Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage de fiction et Cercle d’or Meilleur long métrage documentaire.
– Once the selection announced to the director, the film can not be removed from the program;

Submit a film | International program

Deadline : December 3, 2018


Pocket film Competition – School Tournament

The School Tournament (Tournoi des écoles) is a short film competition for all high school students from participating schools in Sherbrooke.

This is a great opportunity for young people to express their creativity through the seventh art, to initiate themselves and to discover new talent and interests.

More details

Main partners

Logo du partenaire: Gouvernement du Quebec
Logo du partenaire: Ville de Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Canada
Logo du partenaire: Radio-Canada
Logo du partenaire: La Maison du Cinéma
Logo du partenaire: Festival des traditions du monde
Logo du partenaire: Destination Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Bell Média