The 38th edition of the Carrousel International du film de Rimouski will be taking place from March 22nd to 28th, 2020.

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.

We accept short (25 minutes or less) and long (60 minutes and more) films lenght. 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.

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
• Best short film, TEENAGER category - Awarded by an international jury made up of young people aged from 13 to 17
• Best short film, YOUNG ADULT category - Awarded by a jury of young adults made up of cinephiles aged from 18 to 24
• Audience favorite (all films in official competition are eligible) - Awarded by a public audience vote
• Best feature film, all categories - Awarded by the Carrousel-André-Melançon jury
• Carrousel-André-Melançon Grant - Awarded by the Carrousel-André-Malançon jury

The Carrousel-André-Melançon Grant

A grant of $ 2,500 is given to a young Quebec filmmaker in youth cinema whose short film is presented in one of the sections of the Festival. The jury is made up of an education professional, a teenager and an industry professional. The Carrousel-André-Melançon jury is also in charge of determining the winner of the Best Feature Film Award (all categories).

• Only works produced after January 1rst, 2020 will be eligible for the competitive section of the Festival. Films made in 2021 will be given priority.
• The screening copy must be sent in the original language, with French or English subtitles. A dialog list with time codes will also be required. French orignal version don't need to be subtitled.


Each film must be submitted to the Festival before December 15th, 2020 and accompanied by 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 in French or English
• PHOTOS of the film (maximum 3) (2 Mo max / 72dpi) and of the filmmaker (s).

No file will be returned. Selection or refusal letters will be sent by February 1, 2021. Please note that letters may be sent in multiple waves. It is not impossible to receive responses at two separate moments, in the event that you have submitted more than one work.


• 20$ CAD for a Short Film
• 30$ CAD for a Feature Film


Once a film is registered and selected, the rights holder has the obligation to participate in the festival if he has committed to it.

The films selected must meet the following requirements:
• The screening copy must be sent before February 10, 2021. The preferred screening format will be specified in the selection letter.
• The films may be screened during the Festival and also the week before the festival, for educationnal screenings in schools around Rimouski. For this reason, you will be asked for a digital version (DCP cannot be read in every screening rooms). The number of screenings will be limited to 5.


Participants must cover the cost for sending visual material of the selected films. The screening copies must be transmitted digitally via WeTransfer, DCP or other. No material will be returned.


The festival reserves the right to broadcast extracts 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.