Check out the list of 2019 Selected Films!

Join industry professionals Gilbert Allan and Wes Doyle csc in a highly interactive filmmaking class.

Tickets to our exclusive Filmmaker Skills Class are now only available at the door on September 21.  Learn from two experienced Industry professionals how to work with your actors and crew to break down a scene more information here

The ESFF is dedicated to the elevation of Independent film and the local film community, showcasing Alberta filmmakers. We love films that are on the fringe of the “normal” festival market and include diverse projects (newly created or “dusted off” favourites) including: trailers, music videos, web series, commercials, short films .The Red Carpet Gala features the BEST of Alberta short films (15 minutes or less) while the Long Shorts program includes films from all over the world (up to 60 minutes).

The Gala event will also include the popular 360/VR screenings using state-of-the-art headsets. This special add-on (included in the ticket price) will be from 5-6:30 PM.

Advance tickets (until October 15) are $21 (USD) for the gala; $12 (USD) for the ESFF Long Shorts; or $30 (USD) for a Festival Pass which covers BOTH the Red Carpet Gala and the Long Shorts (a 20% saving from purchasing tickets separately at the door). Tickets (if available) at the door will be $35 (CAD) for the gala; $15 (CAD) for the ESFF Long Shorts. Festival passes are only available for advance purchase until October 15.