Be part of the magic of the 2020 Edmonton Short Film Festival!

Final Submissions end August 15th! Alberta’s only film festival that is open to any creation date, pays screening fees, gives awards and presents a cash prize. Anything up to 60 minutes.

Be part of Alberta’s only FREE 48 Hour Mobile Device Film Challenge and win prizes. All you need is your phone/tablet and an idea!.The 48 Hour Challenge is from July 17th and 19th.  You can watch and like your favourite films on July 20 here. 

The Edmonton Short Film Festival 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 “Long Shorts Program” introduced in 2019 opens up a new category for films up to 60 minutes in length.  Submissions are open to Albertan, Canadian and International filmmakers.

The Red Carpet Gala on October 17, 2020 will feature the BEST of Alberta short films (15 minutes or less) while the Long Shorts program on October 18,2020  includes films from all over the world (up to 60 minutes). Both events will be held at the  Garneau Theatre in the Metro Cinema. The Gala event will also includes the popular 360/VR screenings using state-of-the-art headsets.

COVID 19 ALERT! We are still accepting films and have made alternate plans  to continue to provide a fun filled celebration even if social distancing and large group gatherings are still an issue in October! The wonderful thing about being a small festival is that we are VERY nimble!