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FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

Recognized as one of Canada’s upcoming leading festivals and industry events, the Montreal International Film Festival features innovative and original films from around the world and is a premier destination for filmmakers to connect and share their craft. 

The esteemed international film competition is open to worldwide submissions, international filmmakers are invited to submit to the competition.

The awards hosts a panel of nominees within the following categories; feature films, tv series, documentaries, animation and short films.

We look forward to receive your application.

Instructions & Requirements

The Awards Competition accepts entries until July 15th 2023, the festival activities including; workshops with experts, Q&A’s, guest speakers seminars, scene breakdowns, screenings and more are held for one week; from Monday August 28th until the Annual Montreal International Film Festival Awards Gala on Sunday September 3rd 2023.

Awards and Prizes:

Awards: 56 Motion Pictures Awards
Prizes: Awards Trophee, Packages and Cash Prize for Winners, Packages and Cash Prize for Nominees.


FILM FEATURE:


Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Cast
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup

TV SERIES:


Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Cast
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup

ANIMATION:


Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Voice Over
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Character Design
Best Animation
Best World Building

Montreal International Film Festival Awards Categories:

DOCUMENTARIES:


Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Cast
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup

SHORTS :


Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Cast
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Producer
Best Editor
Best Music
Best Costumes
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup

The Official Regulations:


The Montreal International Film Festival accepts projects from anywhere in the world, it is an international competition.

1) Eligibility Requirements:

All entries must at least have subtitled in English or French. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry to the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

All entries must fit professional standards guideline.

For any specific questions regarding your project’s eligibility, please contact us.

2) Submission Guidelines

∙ Projects must be submitted via an online screener like Vimeo or other secure online platform. (It is recommended that films submitted via online screener be available to download). We recommand including a cover letter for yourself and your project.

∙ Only complete entries (including fee payment ) will be considered.

∙ You can enter the festival by applying through filmfreeway or directly on the Montreal International Film Festival Website:
https://www.montrealinternationalfilmfestival.com/submissions
The committee will only consider final versions submitted.

∙ Students can apply only for the Short Film Selection

3) Deadlines
For the 2023 Festival the deadline is : July 15th 2023

4) Entry Fees
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, registration notification, full consideration by the programming department, and notification of the results. Must be paid online.

Submissions Will Open Soon

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