Saguenay international
short film festival


Buy your passeport now!

Want to attend one of the most important short film festivals in North America, from March 20 to 24, 2024, in Saguenay?

Get your REGARD passport for full access to screenings, Short film public market activities, special events and the legendary SiriusXM Cabaret on Friday and Saturday night!

As a bonus, the passport will also give you full access to the festival lineup at REGARD online, from March 25 to April 7, so that you can continue the experience from the comfort of your own home.

→ Save the date for February 29th for the unveiling of the program for the 28th edition of the REGARD Festival.

* The passport does not guarantee a seat. Priority entry for the first arrivals.
* Available online or at the Théâtre C box office (Thursday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm).
* The passport is also on sale at the ticket offices of the Théâtre Palace Arvida and the Théâtre Palais municipal (from 10am to 8pm on show days).

Regular rate

Senior rate (60+)

Student rate

* In an attempt to reduce the Festival’s ecological footprint, the passport is now 100% digital.
* An ID or proof of study may be required upon entry if a discounted rate was selected at time of purchase.
* Passports are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
* The recommended minimum age is 16, except for Youth sessions.
* We are now accepting the Companion Leisure Card (CAL).


REGARD online

REGARD online will be available for a fourth year, from March 25 to April 7.

REGARD online is the extension of the Festival in the comfort of your living room, for a duration of 14 days. Festival-goers who came in person as well as moviegoers from across Canada will be able to continue discovering cinematic gems from our catalog of nearly 200 short films on the Web.

REGARD online will be on sale exclusively at our box office starting from the launch of the program on February 29th.

→ Please note: purchase of a passport automatically gives you access to REGARD online.


Frequently asked question

→ Is it possible to purchase a passport to attend in-person screenings?
Yes, the passport for the 28th edition is available now for $95. The student/senior rate is $80.

→ What does the passport grant access to?
The passport grants you access to all screening, Short film market activities. special events and the legendary SiriusXM Cabaret. As a bonus, the passport will also give you full access to REGARD online from March 25 to April 7, 2024.

The passport does not guarantee a seat. Priority entry for the first arrivals.

→ Is it mandatory to purchase a passport to attend in-person sessions?
No, it will also be possible to purchase tickets at a price of $24 for the double bill screenings (two programs) if availabillity allows.

→ When will the box office for the 28th edition open?
The passport for the 28th edition is available now!

Tickets for the double feature screenings will be available for purchase, subject to availability, on February 29th.

→ When will the complete program for #REGARD28 be unveiled?
The complete program will be unveiled on February 29th.
Be sure to follow our social media channels to stay updated and not miss anything!"

→ What exactly is a double bill?
A double bill consists of two (2) different short film programs with a 20-minute intermission between them.

→ Is it possible to attend only the second session of a double bill?
You can attend only one of the two sessions, but the ticket price remains the same.

→ Is there a pre-sale rate for the purchase of individual tickets?
No, the pre-sale applies only to the purchase of a passport.

Note that the pre-sale is now closed.

→ Are there reduced prices for students and seniors?
Yes, students and seniors (60 years and older) receive a discount of $15 on the purchase of the passport.

→ Is it possible to access REGARD online without having to purchase the passport?
It is not mandatory to buy a passport to access the on-demand viewing platform REGARD online.

REGARD online is exclusively available for purchase on our ticketing platform starting from the program unveiling on February 29.

Please note that with the purchase of a passport, you automatically receive access to REGARD online.

→ Can I purchase REGARD online at one of the physical box offices?
No, access to REGARD online cannot be purchased at the physical Festival box offices.

→ Will there be a printed films catalog this year?
This year, in response to our sustainability goals and to produce an eco-friendly Festival, we no longer print a film catalog.

You can find all the information about the programs and films of the 28th edition by downloading the REGARD mobile app or on our website in the programming section. It will also be possible to download the film directory in PDF format, which will be available on the website a few days before the Festival.

→ Are accessibility measures in place for people with reduced mobility or disabilities?
REGARD is a partner organization of CAL in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.The Companion Leisure Card (CAL) grants free admission to the accompanying party of a disabled person. However, you must pay for your own entry. 

Regarding venue accessibility, most of our venues are adapted, but we suggest contacting us at 418-698-5854 or by email at [email protected] to confirm.

→ What is the procedure for obtaining my tickets or passports if I have reduced mobility?

For CAL cardholders, simply call Diffusion Saguenay at 418-698-4080 and press 1 for the box office.

During the event, you will be asked to present your CAL.

For any other questions or accessibility requests, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 418-698-5854.



General purchasing policies

Passports, tickets and online access are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

The prices are in Canadian dollars and include all taxes (5% GST and 9.975% QST). Additional charges will apply for any online purchase.

Tickets purchased online are for personal use and cannot be resold.

Passports and tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or illegible.

The majority of films are not classified according to the standards of the Régie du Cinéma. Viewing is at the discretion of the participants. The recommended minimum age is 16 and over, except for Youth sessions.