About Edmonton Short Film Festival - Edmonton Short Film Festival

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.

In 2020 we couldn’t bear the thought of our community missing out on the famous ESFF Red Carpet Gala…so we introduced the ESFF Virtual Film Festival!  Now every year hundreds of people can login from home and access a free screening of the best of Alberta film under 15 minutes and the best of our Long Shorts program – films up to 60 minutes, from all over the World.

Every summer, we also host The FREE 48 Hour Mobile Device Film Challenge!. All films completed at the Challenge are screened at an online Watch Party. The Best Judged film (2021 winner: [link to] “The Ride”) is screened at our Red Carpet Gala and the Best Marketed film (2021 winner: [link to] “Angel of Oil Country”) and the Best Use of Secret Elements (2021 winner: [link to] “Under Attack”) become part of our Long Shorts program.. With all new Secret Elements to get creative with, will you take on the challenge in 2022?

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