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WELCOME FILM MAKERS AND FILM LOVERS!

Northlands K-Days and the Edmonton Short Film Festival are partnering for FREE film training, a FREE 48 Mobile Film Challenge and a FREE Short Film Festival!!

Northlands K-Days and the Edmonton Short Film Festival are partnering for FREE film training, a FREE 48 Mobile Film Challenge and a FREE Short Film Festival!!

The Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) showcases Alberta filmmakers outside of the “normal” festival market and features diverse projects (newly created or “dusted off” favourites) including: trailers, music videos, web series, commercials, short films … as long as it’s less than 15 minutes, we’ll accept it! The ESFF is dedicated to the elevation of Alberta Independent film and the local film community .

The early Bird deadline is on June 30, 2018 and the Final deadline is on August 25, 2018.  The Filmmakers Skills Class will be on September 15, 2018.  Submit to Early Bird Submissions now !    

This year we have moved to the Orange Hub in the  John L. Haar Theatre for the Gala on October 13, due to the Alberta government’s closure of the Historic Royal Alberta Museum Theatre. This beautiful  340 seat auditorium has a ticket office, multi floored bars and much more.  You can now buy your October 13th Gala tickets to see the best of Alberta indie film!

A NEW  360/VR category has been opened for 2018 and selected films will be screened in a 10k projection system in KODI 17.1  surround sound on October 12th at the newly renovated Zeidler Dome Theatre in the Telus World of Science. Submit your 360 Degree and Virtual Reality films and buy your tickets here!! Nothing like this has ever been done in North America, you can be part of this revolutionary experience……if you dare! This segment of the film festival is the ONLY ONE open to international submissions, all other categories are ONLY Alberta based.

EXCITING NEWS!!  Edmonton Northlands, the K-Days Exhibition and the Edmonton Short Film Festival have combined forces in 2018 to create a unique opportunity for all Alberta filmmakers.

On May 5th, we held a FREE training session where  skills were learned to create a 2 minute film on your mobile device. The 48 Hour Challenge registration is open until July 19, 2018 when on July 20-22 you will use these new skills to create your own movie for the FREE 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge.. And on July 28th your film will be screened at K-Days, have the chance to win prizes and be shown at the  ESFF Red Carpet Gala! REGISTER HERE