From September 29th to October 1st grab your phone or tablet and make a movie! Win prizes and get screened at the ESFF.

From September 29th to October 1st grab your phone or tablet and make a movie! Win prizes and get screened at the ESFF. ALL FOR FREE!


Check out the radio interview Festival Directors Daniel Foreman and Sharlene Millang did on September 21st at Cruz FM’s LockerROOM morning show!

The Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) is dedicated to the elevation of Alberta Independent film. Film submissions opened on May 1, 2017 and final submissions ended on August 30. Film submissions are now closed and this year’s selected filmmakers are listed here!

The 2017  Red Carpet Gala will be held on Saturday evening, October 14. Tickets include a red carpet Hollywood-inspired experience for Edmonton moviegoers, Alberta indie film screenings, live music by Olivia Rose, complimentary treats from Drift Food Truck, popcorn and a fun, festive atmosphere. A cash bar will be serving local craft beer and craft liquor. Save up to 30% before Advance Tickets close on October 11.

The audience plays a huge role in the success of the evening by choosing their favourite film which will be presented the coveted People’s Choice Award. Doors open at 6 PM. Check out the 2016 winning and selected filmmakers here.

Join us for one of Edmonton's premier Canada 150 events on October 15th

Join us for the Free Family Fun Day on October 15th.

The  Free Family Fun Film Fest will be  held on Sunday afternoon, October 15.  This free event is part of the Canada 150 Celebrations and includes the best of Independent Alberta family friendly movies and more. A concession will be available with snacks, soft drinks and water. Pre-Register here for chances at great prizes.

Both events will be held  at the  Royal Alberta Museum Theatre 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6. The theatre and lobby are open but the exhibits are now closed.



The 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 Free 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge is here and vibrant in Alberta! All you need is a mobile device, some editing software ( or you can choose to shoot in camera where all your shots are in sequence) and the ability to upload to youtube. You will be given a secret element(s) on September 29th and then 2 days to shoot, edit and upload.

Pre Registration is required and the 48 hour challenge will take place from September 29 to October 1. All films will be voted on and be adjudicated by a panel of judges. Winners will receive screening at the Edmonton Short Film Festival and the Grand Prize winner will win a wireless HP Sprocket  which prints 2″x3″ photos anywhere at anytime from your smartphone.

The Filmmaker Skills Class will be on September 23 from 10am-3pm at The King’s University. This will be a full day workshop with classes on Lighting for the Camera, Directing Actors and Sound Design. Lunch is included and all film submissions will receive a complimentary ticket. A limited number of tickets will be available as well. 

Check out the the August 12, 2017 radio interview with CJSR Radio and Co-Director Sharlene Millang.