The Edmonton Short Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elevation of Alberta independent film. The Gala Event on October 1 is a red carpet Hollywood-inspired experience for Edmonton moviegoers, offering not just a film screening but live music, free hors d’oeuvres, popcorn and a fun, festive atmosphere. The inaugural Family Fun Film Festival which runs on October 2 is an interactive all ages event with new technologies, general audience films, free popcorn and more. Get Tickets.
The ESFF is unique in that it is for independent filmmakers in Alberta, and includes students, emerging and professional filmmakers. This festival allows filmmakers to have their works screened publicly outside of the “normal” festival market. Finally, this film festival is differentiated by the diverse projects we accept for screening: trailers, music videos, web series, commercials and short films. We encourage submission of projects that were previously made including projects that have been screened, broadcast or posted publicly. Our goal is to provide a venue to screen works in front of a live, appreciative audience.