Film Makers

Edmonton Short Film Festival co-host Sharlene Millang congratulating a winning filmmaker.

Edmonton Short Film Festival co-host Sharlene Millang congratulating a winning 2015 filmmaker.

WIN CASH AWARDS for the best in category! In addition to the juried awards, there is an opportunity to win the Peoples’ Choice award, which is chosen by the audience at the October 14 Gala event.

Submission Information:

The Edmonton Short Film Festival welcomes ALL short film projects that are 15 minutes or less as long as you are an Alberta Filmmaker.  Yup. Anything (except extreme violence, hatred, pornographic or copyrighted material).  You don’t have something new? That’s okay! Drag out something from your archives … maybe you have a fabulous film that you would love to show again.  You’re working on a feature?  Send us your trailer to promote the project!  Of course, we also accept the “usual” – short dramatic or comedic narratives, horror, music videos, web series, documentaries and animations. 

 If you have a family-friendly film, it will be considered for both the Red Carpet Gala and the  FAMILY FUN FILM FESTIVAL.

 The ESFF jury selects independently-created films based on the technical excellence and entertainment value. 

 If your film is selected you will need to provide:
A. 1080 x 1920 version of your film in a .mov Apple Pro Res 4:2:2 (HQ)  or .mp4  H.264 format
B. A high res still photo from your film or poster in 300 DPI resolution


 Filmmakers will be contacted and selected films will be announced on September 13. 

 You are invited to submit more than one project for consideration; however, due to the limited screening time available, we are only able to select one of your projects to screen.

Please set aside Saturday night, October 14, to attend the Festival Gala and Sunday afternoon, October 15 to attend the Family Event.  Admission for your friends and family to attend the Festival Gala is as low as $16.25 per person (advance purchase) or $20 at the door (+ GST), which will include hors d’oeuvres and live music during intermission.  Beverages will also be available to purchase before the screenings and throughout the intermission.

On Sunday afternoon, we are presenting the FREE Family Fun Film Festival that will include film screenings appropriate for all ages, free popcorn and fun activities for the kids!  PRE-REGISTER FOR CHANCES AT GREAT PRIZES HERE! Soft drinks and movie snacks will be available for purchase at VERY reasonable rates.