CBC Short FilmsCBC’s Short Film Faceoff is Canada’s only television magazine program which features short films from across the country. The critically acclaimed show has already enjoyed four successful seasons and has brought a new mainstream audience for short films and increased profile for filmmakers. The CBC is looking for the best short films from every region to take part in this program. In Short Film Face Off films are screened and a panel of industry professionals will provide commentary as well as discuss the creative and technical aspects of the films with the filmmakers.  

The series has a competitive component. The studio audience will vote to choose three finalists and the viewing audience will ultimately vote for the top film. The CBC and sponsors will be offering a prize made up of cash and production services to be used by the winning filmmaker towards his or her next film.

Films must be under 12 minutes in length, must have been completed in the past two years, and must not have been broadcast on network television. We are looking for comedies and dramas; both live action and animation are eligible. Music videos and documentaries are not suitable for this program. Experimental films will be considered on an individual basis. Content must be suitable for a broad audience in the 7:00 pm time slot. Directors must be available for tapings at CBC Halifax from May 14 to 18. The program producers will pay all travel and accommodation costs for the production. There is no entry fee to participate.

If you are interested in entering your film in Short Film Face Off please send a DVD copy of your film to: ‘Short Film Faceoff Alberta Submissions’ c/o Tamara McDonald

Street Address:  123 Edmonton City Centre, 10062-102 Ave., Edmonton AB. T5J 2Y8

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 555, Edmonton AB.  T5J 2P4

Participants must own or control all the rights to the content in the film and be able to waive those rights for broadcast.   Don’t hesitate to contact Tamara McDonald at 780-318-2683 or tamara.mcdonald@cbc.ca for more information.