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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 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

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 Sherbrooke.

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.

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