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The 10th annual Air Canada enRoute Film Festival is now open for submissions!

Emerging Canadian filmmakers are invited to submit their films for a chance to be broadcast on Air Canada flights and win amazing prizes, including a cash prize award for Best Short Film and an all-inclusive trip to the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.

Enter your film using the form below. Questions? Please contact

Submissions Deadline: May 31, 2016


The festival is open to all emerging Canadian filmmakers. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must have been a student attending any formal (university or college) film studies institution or receiving informal training in film (production courses, workshops, apprenticeships, mentorships in media arts production) anywhere in the world as of September 2014 or later. You must be of legal age in your jurisdiction; otherwise, an application must be made by a parent or guardian on your behalf. Submissions that have been broadcast on commercial television are not eligible. The festival is free to enter. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2016.

Submission Form

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1. Registration

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2. Secure Vimeo link to video

Please note that only Vimeo links are accepted at this time. Please do not link to a download or alternate streaming format.

3. Film sypnosis

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4. Filmmaker's bio

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5. Reference

To qualify for the Best Short Film Award, you must have attended an accredited film course / program as of September 2014 or later. Please provide a school reference that we can contact for verification.

6. Previous screenings – excluding film school or private screenings (if applicable)

All personal information collected in this entry form will be handled in accordance with Air Canada’s privacy policy. Use of this information is restricted to the selection of films for the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival, the promotion of the Festival, the promotion of Air Canada, its Festival participants and their projects to the public including industry representation such as broadcasters, producers and distributors and through media sources (including broadcast and print materials), the internet and otherwise. Air Canada will not otherwise disclose your personal information to third parties unless required to do so by law. Air Canada may use the personal information provided for the purpose of gathering statistics and reporting its activities to the public or government agencies. By completing and submitting this form, you have consented to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information for the purposes specified above.

Films made eligible for the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival People’s Choice Award will be broadcast online on and on Air Canada’s social media channels during the voting period (August 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016).

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Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Rules & Regulations

By submitting your film you grant to Spafax and Air Canada complete rights to reproduce and publicly show throughout the world your film in flight non-exclusive for up to two years. Films eligible for the People’s Choice Award will be broadcast online on and on Air Canada’s social media channels during the voting period (August 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016).

Be sure that your film is appropriate for our audience – they are Air Canada passengers of all ages and demographics, which means we cannot accept adult subject matter such as, but not limited to, graphic violence, excessive swearing, nudity or sexual situations.

  1. Films must have been completed as of January 1, 2015, or later.
  2. Films must be maximum 15 minutes in length including credits.
  3. Films for preview must be received by secure Vimeo link.
  4. Secure Vimeo link and password must be included in the box indicated on the submission form. Please note that ONLY Vimeo links are accepted at this time. Please do not send digital submissions via down¬load or alternate streaming formats. The video should be set as Private and a password set-up in order to view the secure video. This is the password we require you to provide on the submission form.
  5. Foreign-language films must be accompanied by either English or French subtitles.
  6. A separate entry form must be submitted for each film.
  7. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.
  8. Submissions may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee.
  9. All selected films may be excerpted (up to two minutes) for publicity purposes.
  10. Entrants will be notified of the results of the film selection process (please do not phone for results).
  11. Any award category may be withdrawn if it does not receive sufficient entries. All entrants in this particular category will be entered into an alternative category if applicable.
  12. Air Canada/Spafax may reject any submission for any reason.
  13. You must obtain all approvals, including but not limited to copyright, licensing and moral rights, and all waivers and releases. You must have acquired all rights to music, including rights for original score. The Festival does not hold any responsibility in gaining the necessary approvals, waivers or releases. Please see liability info on the entry form.
  14. Air Canada/Spafax does not have any obligation to show in flight or online the selected entries. Should it do so, Air Canada/Spafax may withdraw the selected entries at any time and for any reason.
  15. Air Canada/Spafax may terminate the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival at any time and for any reason.

If you have read and understood the rules and regulations, please proceed with the entry form.