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WELCOME FILM MAKERS AND FILM LOVERS!

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 

NEW for 2018! We are accepting 360 /Virtual Reality short projects to be screened in the state-of-the-art Zeidler Dome Theatre  at the Telus World of Science. Open to international submissions (preference will be given to Alberta films).

DEADLINES FOR GALA AND 360 SUBMISSIONS: Early Bird June 30, 2018; Final Deadline: August 25, 2018. Submit now to receive your discounted Early Bird rate!

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.

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

Northlands K-Days and the Edmonton Short Film Festival are partnering for a FREE workshop, a FREE 48 Mobile Film Challenge and a FREE Short Film Festival.

Pre-register for the FREE 48 Hour Challenge pre-registration by July 19, 2018. The 48-Hour Challenge kicks off at 6 PM on Friday, July 20, and ends at 6 PM, Sunday, July 21. Every completed film from the challenge that meets all the criteria will be screened at the ESFF @ K-Days Film Festival on July 29, and is eligible for prizes including being screened at the ESFF Red Carpet Gala!

Admission to ESFF@K-Days Film Festival is included with your Gate Admission. Enjoy a selection of some of the BEST Alberta films from previous festivals and meet the filmmakers (Hall B, Expo Centre, Sunday, July 29, 12-6 PM)!

JOIN US ON THE RED CARPET. This ESFF Gala will be on Saturday, October 13, at the Orange Hub Theatre (formerly John L. Haar, Grant MacEwan West Campus). This beautiful 340-seat auditorium has a ticket office, multi floored lobby and $2 parking.  Tickets to celebrate the best of Alberta short film are on sale now!

BE PART OF HISTORY AT THE 360 SCREENING EVENT! On October 12, join us at the Telus World of Science in the Zeidler Dome Theatre for this fully immersive experience! Limited tickets available.

SAVE MORE! PURCHASE A COMBO TICKET FOR BOTH THE 360 AND GALA EVENTSExperience the best of Virtual Reality from around the world and the best of Alberta Short Film at one low price!