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Edmonton Short Film Festival co-host Sharlene Millang congratulating a winning filmmaker.

Edmonton Short Film Festival co-host Sharlene Millang congratulating a winning 2015 filmmaker.

WIN CASH AWARDS for the best in category! In addition to the juried awards, there is an opportunity to win the Peoples’ Choice award, which is chosen by the audience at the Gala event.

Submission Information:

The Edmonton Short Film Festival welcomes ALL short film projects that are 15 minutes or less; as long as you are an Alberta Filmmaker you qualify.  Yup. Anything (except extreme violence, hatred, pornographic or copyrighted material).  You don’t have something new? That’s okay! Drag out something from your archives … maybe you have a fabulous film that you would love to show again.  You’re working on a feature?  Send us your trailer to promote the project!  Maybe you’ve created a commercial that you are especially proud of … send it in! Of course, we also accept the “usual” – short dramatic or comedic narratives, horror, music videos, web series, documentaries and animations. 

The ESFF jury selects independently-created films based on the technical excellence and entertainment value. 

If your film is selected you will need to provide:
A. 1920 x 1080 version of your film in a .mov Apple Pro Res 4:2:2 (HQ)  or .mp4  H.264 format
B, 3 High Resolution stills 
C. Social Media Handles

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JUNE 30

Filmmakers will be contacted and selected films will be announced on September 13. 

You are invited to submit more than one project for consideration; however, due to the limited screening time available, we are only able to select one of your projects to screen.

Please set aside Saturday night, October 19, 2019  to attend the Festival Gala.  Admission to attend the Festival Gala is as low as $18 per person (advance purchase) or $30 (includes GST) at the door. Tickets include popcorn, hors d’oeuvres, 360°/Virtual Reality film screening, red carpet photos, and live music during intermission.  Beverages will also be available to purchase before the screenings and throughout the intermission.

CHECK OUT THE FREE 48 HOUR MOBILE FILM CHALLENGE HERE!