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      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.

      – 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)

      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 Short Film in Eastern Townships and a grant.

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

      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.

      – Prix Coup de cœur du public Radio-Canada

      Call for entries 2022

      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 2022.

      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 2022.

      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.
      – Short film produced after january 1st, 2019 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 6, 2021.
      – Complete applications will be prioritized.

      Read the terms and conditions

      International program

      You would like to submit a movie for the 2022 edition of the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke ? The form is available!

      Filmmakers of the selected films will be contacted  by January, 2022.

      Submit now


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

      Read the terms and conditions

      Winners of previous editions

      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

      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

      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

      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