Call for Submissions: CBC Short Film Face Off

Calling all filmmakers!

CBC Television is pleased to announce the third season of Short Film Face Off, Canada’s only television magazine program that features short films from across the country.

The critically acclaimed show has helped attract a mainstream audience for short films in Canada and increased the profile of its featured filmmakers.

To be eligible for consideration, films must be under 12 minutes in length, must have been completed in the past two years, and must not have been broadcast previously on network television. We are looking for comedies and dramas. Music videos and documentaries are not eligible.

Click here for more information on the series, submission guidelines and to see past winners, click here

Deadline for submissions: March 29 @ 5:00pm

Participating directors must be available for tapings at CBC Halifax from May 14 – 17, 2013. All travel and accommodation costs are covered. The winning filmmaker also receives a prize made up of cash and production services to be used toward his or her next film project. The grand prize is worth a total of $40,000! The winning filmmaker, as chosen by online voters when the show airs in Aug/Sep, will receive $30,000 cash – courtesy of Telefilm Canada’s “Short Film Face Off Award” – plus an additional $10,000 in equipment rentals from PS Production Services.

Selected films are screened for a studio audience and a panel of industry professionals, who provide commentary and discuss creative and technical aspects of the films. Winning films are chosen by a studio and online audience. The four-part series will air on CBC Television on Saturdays, August 17 – September 7 (tentative).

To enter your film for CBC Television’s Short Film Face Off, please send a secure online link to:

Katy Swailes |

Participants must own or control all the rights to the content in the film and be able to waive those rights for broadcast.