The 39th edition of the Carrousel International du film de Rimouski will be taking place from March 26th to April 3rd, 2022.

From March 7th to April 1st | Educational events and school screenings
From March 26th to April 2nd | Industry activities

Specialized in youth cinema, the Carrousel international du film de Rimouski's mission is to promote the development of young people through moving images as an art form, educational tool and expression medium. Through its activities and events, it awakens audiences, encourages openness to the world and stimulates creation.

The prizes are awarded by international and canadian juries made up of young people aged from 10 to 24, as well as canadian professionnals of the cinema industry.

• Best short film, YOUTH category - Awarded by a local jury made up of young people aged from 10 to 12, supervised by an adult.
• Best short film, TEENAGER category - Awarded by a jury made up of young people aged from 13 to 17, supervised by an adult.
•Best School Short - Awarded by scripting residents of the current edition
•Carrousel-André-Melançon Grant - Awarded by the Carrousel-André-Malançon jury

Carrousel-André-Melançon Grant

The Carrousel-André-Mélançon grant reward the best Quebec short film directed by an emerging filmmaker. A total of five films from the whole programming meeting this criteria are shortlisted by the selection committee before the professionnal jury determines the winning film.

With this award, the Carrousel wants to support the career of a young Quebec filmmaker and encourage the creation of youth cinema by inviting the winner to realise his next film in the Bas-St-Laurent territories.
To give the recipient an helping hand, $15,000 in services, equipment rental and post-production assistance will be offered.


-The submitted film is a youth work aimed at an audience between 4 and 16 years old. (Is considered as a youth film: Any film related to childhood themes, any educational movie, any film having children as its main characters, any colorful film encouraging an open minded vision of the world).

We accept short (25 minutes or less) and feature film (60 minutes and more) and youth webseries. Fiction, documentary, animation or experimental movies are accepted. Only films related to the theme of youth in all its diversity of genres, approaches and dissemination media will be eligible.

-Only works produced after January 1rst, 2021 are eligible for the competitive section. The most recent works will be given priority.

-By submitting your film, you agree that it could be screened during the Festival, as part of the Educational events and school screenings or on our digital platform * (in the event of an hybrid edition (face-to-face and virtual).

* the online screening conditions are negotiables *


Each film must be submitted to the Festival before November 15th, 2021 with the following documents:

• Registration FORM duly completed;
• Payment of registration FEES;
• Viewing LINK of the film through a web platform securised by a password (eg: Vimeo, Dailymotion, Youtube);
• DIALOGUE LIST with Timecodes in French or English
• Stills of the film (2 Mo max / 72dpi, horizontal format), photos of the filmmaker and the screewriter.

No file will be returned and incomplete submissions will not be considered. Selection or refusal letters will be sent by February 1, 2022. Please note that letters may be sent in multiple waves. It is not impossible to receive responses at two separate moments, in the event you submitted more than one work.


The festival reserves the right to broadcast previews of the selected works, for a maximum of 2 minutes per film, for promotional purposes only, on social medias, for the Festival trailer or the traditional medias.

By submitting your film to the Carrousel International du film de Rimouski you accept those rules.