2018 Short Film Competition

The competition will be held in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 21 in the Antoine Gaboriau Hall at the CCFM at 1 pm.  Most but not all the films are subtitled in English.

Admission is free.


Prix Cinémental

  • An amount of $ 400 awarded to the best professional short film chosen by the jury
  • An amount of $ 200 awarded to the best amateur short film chosen by the jury

Prix Épi d’Or

Certificate given to the public’s favorite professional and amateur short films.  An online broadcast of one year through the Cinémental website.

Amateur category

Les vaillants, Martin Gunn (4 min) (subtitled)

Les inventions, École Regent Park (3:30) (French only)

Les frontières, École Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary Comprehensive School (4:30) (French only)

Le temps, Collège Miles MacDonell (5 min) (French only)

Professional category

Suis-moi, Susanne Serres (8 min) (subtitled)

Urban explorer Logan will stop at nothing to recruit more subscribers to her YouTube channel.

Mal de coeur, Franie-Éléonore Bernier (10 min) (subtitled)

Ghislain is shocked to find his heart beating by his coccyx. He seeks the help of his brother, who concludes he must learn to laugh again.

Leon, Lewis Leon (4 min) (subtitled)

Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.

Bonfires, Martin Bureau (6 min) (subtitled)

Retour de qualité, Daniel Abraham et Pierre-Alexandre Girard (8:30) (subtitled)

And to think Germain came to the emergency room to be diagnosed with depression…

Paupière mauve, Gabrielle Demers (10 min) (subtitled)

Emanuelle is training on her stationary bike but she can’t get her mind off the image of Laura. The more she pedals, the more her memories turn to desire.

Sang papier, Kevin T. Landry (8 min) (subtitled)

Noah, 18 ans, Francine Hébert (9:30) (French only)