REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival is one of the most important short film festivals in North America. Each year, the event, which was founded in 1995 in Saguenay (Quebec, Canada) presents around 200 international and Quebec short films. This is a gateway to the Americas for short films and an international launch pad for Canadian cinema.
The magic of REGARD lies in its atmosphere, in the warm welcome to the international guests and festival-goers, as well as in the diversity of the programming. In addition to the screening sessions, which mainly take place in Chicoutimi and Jonquière, a plethora of activities surround the event. Moviegoers and laymen appreciate what has made the success of REGARD for two decades:
- Festive cabaret, open every night
● Outdoor screenings
● Special projects
● Short Film Market, open to the public
● Carte blanche given to a foreign festival
● Panorama on a foreign national cinematography
● Sessions adapted to schools, families, and teenagers
Each year, Festival REGARD, which is recognized by its peers, gathers about 300 professionals (directors, producers, domestic and international purchasers, distributors, journalists, screenwriters) who present their films to the public or participate in the activities (workshops, panel discussions, master classes, etc.) of the Short Film Market.