A free event in honour and recognition of Indigenous History Month. Local Heroes Film Festival is bringing you a screening of short films in recognition and celebration of National Indigenous History Month.
On June 25th we will be hosting a Meet the Directors Mixer, live in-person screening, and sharing the films with our online audiences.
The talented directors of the featured films will be on-site for our Meet the Director Mixer from 8-9pm.
Come to WhiskeyJack Art House meet and chat with them, or tune into our social channels to see exclusive interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage of the event. This is a chance to learn more about these artists, the stories behind their work, and what this month means to them.
The Lineup – Screening from 9:30-10:30 PM [at Dreamspeakers Festival Society – 11051 97 St NW #201, Edmonton]:
- The Hour ( Mamas Song) – Rellik (Artist: Bill LeBlanc)- Director Doug Bedard
- Hop Along Hang On – Director Cobra Collins
- How the World is Painted – Director Mia Fortier
- Happiness – Director Jack Belhumeur
- RKLSS – Director Tank Standing Buffalo
- Lot – Director Eric Spoeth
- The Ancestral Tree – Director p.a. duquette
- My Lyric I Never Knew – Director Nauzanin Knight
This is an outdoor event and will occur rain or shine.
***Please bring your own lawn chair*** dress for the weather and umbrellas are welcome.
Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase!
PLEASE NOTE: Our live in-person event is free to attend and does NOT require a ticket.
If you can’t make it in person, the films will be available for online viewing from June 26-27th.
FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE: please proceed to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/local-heroes-film-festival-with-indigenous-month-tickets-361089397107?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
It’s the Pride after-party! Kick-back with a free screening of indie films that uplift LGBTQ+ voices. Foundry on Whyte, July 1 from 12-1pm.
Join us at the Foundry on Whyte on July 1 to uplift LGBTQ+ voices with a free screening of short films.
The works of creative visual artists share stories of love and identity, celebratory music, and queer perspectives.
THE LINEUP ( at Foundry On Whyte: 10426 82 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton)
- Breathe | Directed by Christina Estillore
- The Other Side of the Rainbow | Directed by Angel Peterson
- BLUE | Directed by Jason Hamilton
- Hands on My Body | Directed by Mariya Stokes
- Dear Diary: Coming Out | Directed by Megan Strachan
- Saneish Middle Class Asians | Directed by Alyx Bui
In full support of the LGBTQ+ community, Local Heroes Film Festival with Pride is presented by the Edmonton Short Film Festival in partnership with the Foundry Room.
Free to attend, no ticket required!
*Please be aware that, regrettably, the venue is on the second floor with stair access only. We sincerely apologize for the accessibility restriction.
ESFF@International Festival of Winter Cinema (IFWC)
Perfect for a date night, meeting up with a few friends, or a family outing. The films will be projected onto a giant “snow screen” – need we say more?
Join us on February 18 from 6:15 -7:30 PM at Hawrelak Park (Silver Skate Festival)
ESFF@Downtown Light up
Every year, Churchill Square is adorned with a massive tree decorated with hundreds of twinkling lights sure to inspire oohs and ahhs. This year’s Downtown Holiday Light Up festivities will be bigger and better than ever! Head to the heart of the city from November 20 to January 2 to create lasting memories at downtown Edmonton’s must-see holiday destination. You can visit the tree any day of the week, but you’ll find special programming every other Saturday (November 20, December 4, & December 18) with live entertainment, art, movies, hot bevvies and maple taffy on snow.
The Downtown Holiday Light Up is presented by the Edmonton Downtown Business Association and sponsored by EPCOR, Millar Western Forest Products, and the City of Edmonton.
We are pleased to present 6 films by Alberta Independent Filmmakers on Saturday Sept. 25 from 8:30-9:30pm at an exciting new initiative in downtown Edmonton – https://root107.squarespace.com/. This will be our 4th Community Screening event for 2021!
Root 107 is located outdoors so be prepared if it is a rainy evening! There is limited seating so please bring your own lawn chair.
Along with seeing some incredible films by Alberta filmmakers there will be food trucks available for nibblies and refreshments.
The following films will be screened:
“The Retribution of J.W.R ” by Craig Sorensen
“Honorable Sins” by Susan Singh
Bark by Eric Durnford
One Minute To Prove Yourself by Christina Estillore
The Witch of Odova Woods by Justin Cauti
Bunny, Don’t Let ‘Em Get Your Goat. by Daniel Blanchard
ESFF@Root107 is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.
ESFF @ Kaleido
September 11th, 2021 at 3 PM
St. Faith’s Anglican Church: 11725 93 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 1E2
The Edmonton Short Film Festival is bringing a specially curated selection of short films for you to enjoy in a safe and inclusive setting.
That’s why ESFF is @ Kaleido Festival! We’ll be screening short films as part of this free, family-friendly event presented by Arts on the Ave.
These short films, by Alberta independent filmmakers, offer a diverse range of stories – all of which remind us of the human desire to explore and connect. Stories that evoke feelings, are reflective of us and our communities. Stories that fulfill our search for information and influence our outlook on everyday life – bringing us out of our daily routine and allowing us to encounter new places, experiences and ideas.
We are thankful for the support of EPCOR’s #HeartAndSoulFund!
This fund was designed to help the arts community and charitable organizations build resilience and deliver programming that uplifts Edmontonians. Learn more at epcor.com/heartandsoulfund
In honour of the 2021 National Indigenous History Month, the Edmonton Short Film Festival and the Dreamspeakers Film Society is proud to be hosting a free outdoor screening of incredible films by Alberta Indigenous artists. This is an opportunity to uplift the voices of Indigenous artists in a celebratory way; to have fun, enjoy the magic of film, be part of your community and remain safe.
We’d love for you to join us on June 26th, 2021 from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm (block party style!) in the rear parkade of Dreamspeakers location at 11051 – 97 Street.
This is an outdoor event & will run rain or shine and you are welcome to bring your own seating. An Indigenous gift shop and cafe will be open along with public washroom access.
All Covid19 protocols will be in place, including security, to ensure that our guests are safe and feel secure.