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About Edmonton Short Film Festival

In 2021, the filmmakers voted on their favourite film for the People’s Choice Award.




The Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) showcases independent filmmakers outside of the “normal” festival market, featuring diverse projects (newly created or “dusted off” favourites) such as trailers, music videos, web series, commercials, short films! The main focus of ESFF is to elevate and promote Alberta Independent short film and the local film community. 

This year, we couldn’t bear the thought of our community missing out on the famous ESFF Red Carpet Gala…and the ESFF Virtual Film Festival was born! Hundreds of people logged online for a free screening of the best of Alberta film under 15 minutes. We also showcased the best of The Long Shorts program – films up to 60 minutes, from all over the World.

The FREE 48 Hour Mobile Device Film Challenge  was held July 17-19, 2020. All films completed at the Challenge were screened at an online Watch Party on July 26. . The Best Judged film, “Touch My Skin” will be  screened at the Red Carpet Gala on October 17 with the Best Marketed film  “A Funny Look” and the Best Use of Secret Elements “Noncombatants” screening on October 18.

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