Submit a film

The online registrations for the next edition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival are open.

International Competition 2023

Registration deadlines:
- July 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2021 (after October 1st)
- October 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2022

Registration fee: free of charge

Requirements:

  • Films completed after: October 1st, 2021
  • Maximum running time: 40 minutes
  • Origin: All countries (except France)
  • Festival screening format: DCP

National Competition 2023

Restricted to French films

Registration deadlines:
- July 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2021 (after October 1st)
- October 12th, 2022 for films completed in 2022

Registration fee: free of charge

Requirements:

  • Films completed after: October 1st, 2021
  • Maximum running time: 59 minutes
  • Origin: France as main country of production
  • Festival screening format: DCP

Lab Competition 2023

  • No application for this competition is necessary since the films will be chosen from those submitted to two competitions above.
  • The Lab Selection Committee will select the films for the Lab Competition from a pre-selection proposed by the Committees of the International and National Competition.

Pop-Up section 2023

  • No application for this competition is necessary since the films will be chosen from those submitted to the National Competition, respecting these criteria:

 

    • Films completed after: October 1st, 2021
    • Maximum running time: 59 minutes
    • Origin: France 
    • Festival screening format: Pro Res

International Short Film Market 2023

The International Short Film Market is organized by the association Sauve qui peut le court métrage (hereafter “SQP”) alongside the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in the aim of facilitating economic activity and encouraging professional interaction in the short film sector. The International Short Film Market is a unique venue for meetings, promoting and networking.

Participation :

  • The referencing of films at the International Short Film Market is free and non-competitive.
  • All films submitted to the National or International Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, whether or not selected, will be referenced in the digital catalog of the International Short Film Market.

Conditions:

  • Referencing at the International Short Film Market is only available for films who have been submitted to the National or International Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

Short Film Market Picks Label :

In order to highlight the films that the different official selection committees of the festival particularly appreciated, SQP reserves the right to reference and label these films under the name "Short Film Market Picks" on the different short film market medias such as its digital catalogue or video library; offering in this way better visibility for these films.

Videolibrary option

The Videolibrary option will enable attending professionals (festival programmers, distributors, TV & VOD buyers, etc.) to view the submitted film(s) at the International Short Film Market, and then through its online extension until December 31st, 2023.

Submission:

  • To register a film to the International Short Film Market Videolibrary, leave the "Videolibrary option" box checked when submitting your film to the National or International Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival via the site shortfilmdepot.com
  • For the films selected at the International, National or Lab Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, this option is mandatory.

Services:

  • Registered films will be accessible from the Short Film Market Videolibrary and then from its online extension until December 31st, 2023 (only accessible to attending professionals* with a Shortfilmwire + subscription).
  • access to viewing statistics and contact information of the professionals who viewed the film.
  • a free accreditation for the director(s) and producer(s) of the film.

* In the case of force majeure or exceptional circumstances, of a cancellation by administrative ban or for reasons beyond our control, SQP reserves the right to grant access to the online videolibrary to professionals of the industry without requiring their attendance.

Viewing Copy:

  • By default, the viewing copy that has been uploaded to the shortfilmdepot.com platform when you registered to the National or International Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival will be used.

New version of the viewing copy:

  • To replace your viewing copy by a new version (final version, English subtitled version, etc.), download a new video file to the shortfilmdepot.com film card (which was initially used to register your film to the National or International Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival) by using the "Upload new version" button, before January 10th, 2023.

Cancellation:

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Contacts

Coordination of the International Competition
Coordination of the National Competition
Coordination of the Lab Competition
Coordination of the Short Film Market Submissions