The Mange Un Poulpe Festival (Le MUP) is committed to the celebration of the vibrant community of short film, video, and animation artists on the beautiful island of Montreal. We hope to build ties between emerging and established professionals, and provide an arena where all short filmmakers, including students, can screen their films in public and support their fellow colleagues. Our ultimate goal is to connect short filmmakers to a broader audience in order to grow the film industry.

Its a 15$ fee for one soumission.
Here is the breakdown :

15$ :
50% goes to the cash prize;
8.5% goes to Filmfreeway;
41.5% goes to Le MUP;

3rd place : 50%
2nd place : 50%
1st place : Trophy

The more films we get, the bigger the cash prize will be !

The complete regulation can be downloaded through :


Registration process

1. Submit your application and upload your film directly via FilmFreeway.
2. Make the payment of 15 CAD online.
3. Your registration will be validated after viewing of the film.
4. You’ll receive an email from us.

Registration conditions

Carry out human / humanist values.
To represent a continent (origin or residence of the director).
Filmmakers can only register one film.
Having been produced after January 1, 2017.
Not exceeding 30 minutes (title and credits included) in the “Short Films” category / Not exceeding 5 minutes (title and credit non-included) in the “Very Short Films” category.
The film must be uploaded in its original version with subtitles (srt) in English and / or in French.
Format : avi/mp4/mkv – Resolution : 1080p H264

Registration for the Festival MUP is for film creative works.

The MUP reserves the right to refuse the registration of a film if it does not respect the attached regulations.

The films will be viewed from OCTOBER 15, 2018, until February 15, 2019.

CAUTION : The participant must make sure of the quality of his film. Make sure that your films can be broadcast as such: no marks, the flow of the image...

Once registration is validated, it is possible to use our label. The use of this label is strictly reserved for films entered in the Festival MUP.

You can download the MUP label Festival as of March 1, 2019.

Overall Rating
  • Grace June Cleere

    Awesome festival, the organisers were absolutely lovely to deal with and supportive throughout - just wish we'd have been able to make it out there, hopefully we'll get the chance in the future!

    May 2018
  • Félix Lacombe

    Amazing festival ! I really want to see it grow in the future years. Great two days with a good list of shorts selected by genuine people.

    May 2018
  • Un très beau festival bien organisé par des gens dévoués. Une sélection de courts métrages très intéressante. Longue vie au MUP!

    April 2018
  • Alvaro D. Ruiz

    I didn't get to attend but the festival organizers where very good, kind, and helpful at every stage after our film was selected.
    I can only imagine being there would have been more of the same and even better!

    May 2017
  • Karine Bélanger

    Une très belle première édition prometteuse!

    May 2017