Thank you for being part our 49th online edition!
The followings should be provided with each submission:
The festival accepts submissions of:
All works selected by FNC must comply with the following premiere status requirements:
All works which do not comply with these premiere status requirements (meaning works that have been broadcast on television, screened publicly in theaters or online prior to the festival dates) are not eligible for consideration.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Films and artworks that have been presented prior to our dates, via an online platform accessible in all over Canada (Canada-wide geoblocked) DO NOT qualify for submission. Your work CAN still be eligible, if it is to be presented at TIFF2021 or VIFF2021.
Feature Film- Early Bird > from March 1 to April 15: 40 USD- Regular > from April 16 to May 15: 45 USD- Last Minute > from May 15 to June 1: 55 USD
Short Film / XR Project- Early Bird > from March 1 to April 15: 35 USD- Regular > from April 16 to May 15: 40 USD- Last Minute > from May 15 to June 1: 50 USD
Please note that submission fees will not be refunded if an applicant decides to withdraw a submission.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (UTC-5)
SELECTION: applicants will be notified of the selection or rejection of their submitted work by email around early September 2021N.B. The FNC organizers have final authority on all matters not specifically covered by these regulations.
A lively, bold, popular, innovative event! For 50 years, the FNC has been showcasing national and international auteur cinema, treating audiences to works of diversity and originality by emerging and major filmmakers. Our focus on the NEW is threefold: new creators, new approaches and new technologies. Dean of Canadian film festivals and a major Quebec event, the FNC presents every year over 200 works from 60 different countries to celebrate the best of today’s cinema!
50th anniversary from October 6 to 17, 2021Hybrid edition: in-theatre and online
2021 PROGRAMMING - SECTIONS AND AWARDS
8 competitive sections and 3 non-competitive sections showcasing over 200 worksAwards with prizes in cash and/or services are presented by juries of local and international industry professionals.
> ALL CATEGORIES COMBINED2021 Audentia Award for a woman filmmakerInternational Film Critics Awards (FIPRESCI Prize)
> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Today’s most relevant, bold, thrilling cinema Louve d'or awarded to the best feature film of the international competitionLoup argenté awarded to the best international shortDaniel Langlois innovation award given to a feature film from the international competitionAward for best interpretation in a feature film of the international competition
> NATIONAL COMPETITION: Spotlight on Canadian cinema Grand Prize for best Canadian feature and short filmPrix de la diffusion - Canadian featurePeople’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite Canadian short
> TEMPS Ø: The wild bunch: bold cinematic rebels and adventurous filmsPeople’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite feature film in the Temps Ø section
> NEW ALCHEMISTS: Experimentation, metamorphosis, transcendence Nouveaux alchimistes prize given to the best feature film of this sectionDada international prize given to the best international short film of this sectionDada national prize given to the best national short film of this sectionBest animation prize given to the best animated short film of this section
> P’TITS LOUPS: Cinema for children young and oldP’tits loups award given to the best short of the P’tits loups competition by a jury of young moviegoers (aged 8-12)
> RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANT (RPCÉ): National competition of student short filmsRPCE Grand Prize award given to the best short film in the RPCE competition
> THE ESSENTIALS : The greatest names in cinema
> HISTORY OF CINEMA: Tributes - Retrospectives - Films about cinema
> SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Premiers, events, happenings
> FNC EXPLORE : Exploring new technology trends (XR projects)Horizon Award given to the most innovative 6DoF AnimationPanorama VR Award given to the best 360 virtual reality artwork> FNC FORUM: Four days of professional gatheringsPitch Premières oeuvres award - best film pitch(first feature and medium length fiction projects in development)
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