Festival REGARD ()


15 Oct 2019
Call for entries

01 Dec 2019
Festival closed

28 Feb 2020
Notification date

11 Mar 2020
15 Mar 2020


114 rue Bossé,  G7J 1L4, Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Qualifier festival logo qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
English French
Share on Social Networks

Photo of Festival REGARD
Photo of Festival REGARD

Photo of Festival REGARD
Photo of Festival REGARD


Festival start: 11 March 2020      Festival end: 15 March 2020

REGARD is launching a brand new parallel competition exclusively dedicated to first and second films from filmmakers based in Canada, United States and Latin America. This program is a great opportunity for emerging talents to be noticed by the film industry (programmers, sales agent, producers, distributors, etc.) in touch each year around the Festival and its Short Film Market. First independent short, graduation short, small or big budget productions, whatever the production context, we are looking Americas next generation of creators.

All selected films will be eligible for a $ 1 000 CAD GRANT ;
All submitted films will be available for screening in our videolibrary ;
If selected, the filmmaker will have free accomodation to be attending to the Festival (transportation not included).

A $20 US (or equivalent in $ CAD) non-refundable submission fee is applicable up to end of the call for entries. Submissions will be considered complete once all fees have been paid and the form completed, including a link to the screener. No physical screeners will be returned.

Our 24th edition will take place from March 11th to March 15th 2020.

REGARD is the largest short film festival in North America. Every year, hundreds of filmmakers and distributors from all around the globe come to Saguenay, Canada to see the best shorts of the year. REGARD is also an entryway for the OSCARS® and was recently dubbed "One of the coolest 25 festivals in the world" by the MovieMaker magazine.

1000$ CAD for the Best Short Film of AMERICANA COMPETITION

Only first and second films from filmmakers based in Canada, United States and Latin America will be considered ;
Only screening links available with french and/or subtitles dialogues or subtitles will be considered ;
Only shorts films of 20 minutes and less will be considered ;
Priority to short films that didn’t have a Canadian Premiere.



Discover great films & festivals, one click away