The Edmonton Short Film Festival is a red carpet Hollywood-inspired experience for Edmonton moviegoers, offering a unique film screening plus live music, free hors d’oeuvres, popcorn and a fun, festive atmosphere. 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.

The 2016 Edmonton Short Film Festival Gala will be held on Saturday evening, October 1, and the Family Fun Film Festival will be on Sunday afternoon, October 2. Tickets available here. Both events will be held  at the  Royal Alberta Museum Theatre 12845-102 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5N 0M6.

“That event was really special to me! For the first time, I felt like a REAL filmmaker. Everyone was there, had a good time and watched amazing Alberta-made films!” (A. Palmer, Film Maker) “Great time at the Edmonton Short Film Festival. Love these kind of grassroots productions, they take hold and grow into a true showcase of the local talent and often make a real name for themselves.” (D. Baumann, Film Lover).

This festival 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!

SUBMISSIONS open on May 1, 2016. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: June 30, 2016; FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15, 2016.