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Wow! The Edmonton Short Film Festival in 2015 exceeded our wildest expectations. On the evening of September 26th, there were 20 short films screened at the Royal Alberta Museum Theatre with close to 400 film lovers and 18 filmmakers in attendance. The crowd was surrounded by spectacular food created by Elizabethan Caterers, live music by Nick Samoil, red carpet photo opportunities and popcorn by the bags for anyone who wanted it. The bar was miles deep and it was a crazy, fun, festive atmosphere to enjoy the best of Alberta independent film.

We were honoured to screen:

2.57k by Eva Colmers

Birthday by Richard Lukacs

Breaking the Bully Barrier by YOUCAN

Cannibal Café by Marc Chalifoux

EVERGLOW by Christina Ienna

Expressions of Love by Myles Belland

Horace by Jason Jeffery

Invincible: Disability and Employment by Frederick Kroetsch

Jealousy! by Andrew Paul

Johny5 Cartoon by Jonathan Holeton

Keep Left by Harvey Li

Mending With Gold by Cassandra Paige

Midnight by Doug Cook

Necessary Evil by Randy Brososky

Straight to Video : The B movie Odyssey by Cody Kennedy

Summer in Alberta by Vadim Bulitko

The Last Slice by Justin Kueber

The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Braden Brickner

Valour Canada’s Terry Taerum and the Dam Busters by Ken McWilliams

A Winter Jingle by Kelly Wolfert

 

Edmonton Short Film Festival People's Choice Award.

Edmonton Short Film Festival People’s Choice Award Jason Jeffrey for “Horace”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winners of the festival:

Breaking the Bully Barrierby YOUCAN….Best Animation Award
Straight to Video : The B movie Odyssey: by Cody Kennedy…. Best Comedy Award
Expressions of Love: by Myles Belland/Justin Currie…..Best Documentary  Award
The Shooting of Dan McGrewby Braden Brickner…. Best Drama Award
Mending With Gold:  by Cassandra Paige….Best Experimental Award
Keep Left : by Harvey Li….Best Horror Award
Midnight : by Doug Cook…..Best Music Video Award
Invincible: Season 1 Episode #2 Disability and Employment : by Frederick Kroetsch…Best Web Episode Award
Horace: by Jason Jeffrey…..People’s Choice Award

We could not have pulled this together without a LOT of help. A very special thank you to our volunteers, staff, sponsors, vendors, adjudicators, the audience and of course all the filmmakers whose work made this possible. It was a privilege to share some of the best of Western Canada’s indie film scene.

To help celebrate the Edmonton Short Film Festival in 2015, the festival organizers put together a short video that gives a taste of the magic that permeated the event. Enjoy!