History Timeline - Edmonton Short Film Festival

History Timeline

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  • 2021
       

    2021 - 2021 Red Carpet Gala

      The 2021 Red Carpet Gala was another chapter in the post COVID world.  Continuing on from our hybrid approach we deployed in 2020, we split our resources with in person screenings and a digital experience with FAVA TV.  Both screenings were a hit  with The Metro Cinema selling out!   We gave out more awards […]

  • 2021
       

    2021 - 2021 Awards and Adjudication

    A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the 2021 Edmonton Short Film Festival Winners! We were blown away by the quality, creativity, and clear purpose evident in the films selected this year.  Alberta filmmakers you are AWESOME! Let’s continue to elevate independent film in Alberta together!   AWARD WINNERS Best Music Video: Betamax Dub Machine – BETANAUT […]

  • 2021
       

    2021 - 2021 Long Shorts

      When we first started the Long Shorts program we had no idea of the quality of films that would be submitted from around the world. We are fortunate to be able to screen some of the best short filmmakers works form around the globe. We wish we had more time to screen them all!  […]

  • 2020
       

    2020 - Justice 4 Reel Free Media School

    In 2020 the Edmonton Short Film Festival partnered with Justice4Reel to screen under represented filmmakers tackling social issues. All completed films were screened and Valécia Pépin’s “Illusion: The Fear” was chosen as the best Social Justice film and Tara Mitrovic;s film “Hungry for Hearing” won the online People’s s Choice award. Justice4Reel (J4R)  Media Advocacy […]

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 2020 Free 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge

      Congratulations to all the filmmakers that took part in the 2020 48 Hour Mobile Device Filmmaking Challenge!  The Best Judged Film was “Touch My Skin” and screened at the Edmonton Short Film Festival Gala on October 17  and was eligible for the Peers’ Choice Award (voted on by the audience at the gala)! The […]

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 2020 Long Shorts

                          This special  event is for longer form short films (up to 60 minutes) and for films created outside of Alberta. The 2020 Long Shorts program was completely digital and  freely available on FAVA TV.  We had some incredible local and international films and were […]

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 2020 Red Carpet Gala

    The 2020 Red Carpet Gala was a lot of fun and a very unique experience. Normally we would have 300-400 people in attendance along with the filmmakers but with COVID the rules have changed. The ESFF management team discussed the pros and cons of having an in-person event as opposed to a strictly digital screening. […]

  • 2020
       

    2020 - 2020 Awards and Adjudication

    BEST OF 2020 GALA SHORTS Accidental Beach 𝐁𝐘 Jason Kuchar Absence 𝐁𝐘 Sarah Clarke- BEST DRAMA Bearcat 𝐁𝐘 Jenna Turk Black acid 𝐁𝐘 Ben Metcalf The Campaign 𝐁𝐘 Jakob Densky- BEST COMEDY Cut The Light 𝐁𝐘 Anthony Seto Form and Function 𝐁𝐘 Are You Artists or Cops Ghosted 𝐁𝐘 Taya Walter Hacked 𝐁𝐘 Erick Delgado- […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 Filmmaker Skills Class

    Pre-registration is now closed for the FILMMAKER SKILLS CLASS on September 21 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at  King’s University (9125 50 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3). Paid submissions to the festival receive FREE registration (check your email for details or contact us for more information).  If space is available, admission is $50 […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 ESFF @ K-Days Film Expo

    This FREE Event features films from the 48 Hour Mobile Device Film Challenge. Admission is included in your K-Days admission ticket. All of the films screened on Juy 28,2019 in Hall F at the Expo Centre from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  In conjunction with the Challenge films there will be a special selection of […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 Free 48 Hour Mobile Device Challenge Class

    The 2019 Free 48 Hour Mobile Device Challenge Class was brought to you with the support of Northlands and K-Days. Partnering with us for free video editing software was Movavi. This unique event helps teach beginning and emerging filmmakers storytelling and  technical techniques for shooting a two minute movie on your smart phone or tablet.  […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 Long Shorts

    NEW for 2019! We have introduced a second day of screenings for longer form short films (up to 60 minutes) and for films created outside of Alberta. ESFF Long Shorts will be held at the historic Metro (Garneau) Cinema, 8712 109 Street, on Sunday afternoon, October 20. Doors open at 1:00 PM; screenings begin at […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - 2019 Red Carpet Gala

    Expect to be entertained by a variety of projects … our adjudication team reviews thousands of minutes of film and narrows these down to 90 minutes of laughter, screams, tears and amazement for you to enjoy at our Gala event on Saturday night. Tickets available now! You may see everything from a 30-second trailer to […]

  • 2019
       

    2019 - Awards and Adjudication

      Come and party with us as we celebrate the best of Alberta  Film and International Film!  Experience VR/360° movies from around the world!                       2019 Edmonton Short Film Festival Official Selections: Linear Films: Carlito Ghioni-  My Old Man – WINNER BEST ANIMATIONAdolfo Ruiz-  SandGarry MacLean […]

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 2018 Filmmaker Skills Class

    The Edmonton Short Film Festival is presenting 6th annual Filmmakers Skills Class on September 22, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at The King’s University, 9125 50 St NW, Edmonton. We are grateful to ATB and the Alberta Media Professional Industry Association (AMPIA) for their contribution to this event. It is because of their generosity that we are able to […]

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 2018 Free 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge

    THANK YOU to  Edmonton Northlands and  K-Days for their support of the first annual ESFF @ K-Days Film  Challenge and Expo! July 29, 2018- ESFF @ K-Days Film Fest.  THANK YOU to everyone who came out to enjoy the 23 films created by the participants in the 48-Hour Mobile Device Filmmaking Challenge. The Edmonton Short Film […]

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 2018 Awards and Adjudication

    2018 Edmonton Short Film Festival Official Selections:   Linear Films: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi-  Stampeed Belinda Cornish-  Girl Brain Naddine Madell-Morgan – The Parent Council – Pilot Darren McInnes – 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V (Commercial) Gilbert Allan –  Cor Values Trailer Moh Mahfouz – The 50th Funeh Aliu – Uncaptured Sarah Clarke – Eggshells Eppo Eerkes-  […]

  • 2018
       

    2018 - 2018 Red Carpet Gala

          What can you expect at the Edmonton Short Film Festival’s Red Carpet Gala? Expect to be entertained by a variety of projects … our adjudication team will review thousands of minutes of film and narrow these down to 90 minutes of laughter, screams, tears and amazement for you to enjoy at our Gala event […]

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 2017 Filmmaker Skills Class

    The Edmonton Short Film Festival will have our 4th annual Filmmaking Skills Class on September 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at The King’s University, 9125 50 St NW, Edmonton. There are some limited tickets available to the general public, fill in the form below to secure your spot. A hot lunch is included and this event will sure to […]

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 2017 Free 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge

    Presented with support from Pixel Blue College, the Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) has created something unique that offers an incredible opportunity to aspiring filmmakers to make a short film on their mobile device, win prizes and be screened! Voting is now completed and the winners have been selected on elements such as promotion, creativity, production values, […]

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 2017 Free Family Fun Film Fest

    The Edmonton Short Film Festival was proud to present the Free Family Fun Film Fest on October 15, 2017 at the Royal Alberta Museum from 2Pm to 5Pm. This event was part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. We were delighted to announce that Joshua Emerson joined us from Hollywood for this year’s Festival! In addition to […]

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 2017 Red Carpet Gala

    What can you expect at the Edmonton Short Film Festival’s Red Carpet Gala? Expect to be entertained by a variety of projects … our adjudication team will review thousands of minutes of film and narrow these down to 90 minutes of laughter, screams, tears and amazement for you to enjoy at our Gala event on Saturday night. […]

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 2017 Awards and Adjudication

      Congrats to all the filmmakers that screened and the following special prize winners from Saturday evening: Norm Rantdog Fassbender Flight of the Polar Bear- Animation  Seth Williams The Hundy -Student Bill LeBlanc Rellik – Mamas Song – Indigenous Megan Strachan Dear Diary: Coming Out- Web Series  Hans Grossmann Waiting – Music Video Jason Kuchar Chicken Lover – Comedy Sariah Thompson-Wood John […]

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Free 48 Hour Mobile Film Challenge 2016

    Join us for Edmonton’s most NEW and EXCITING Film Challenge. All you need is your phone! Presented with the generous support of TELUS and STORYHIVE, the Edmonton Short Film Festival (ESFF) has created something unique that offers an incredible opportunity to aspiring filmmakers to make a short film on their mobile device, win prizes and be screened! HELP select the winning film(s) to be played at the Edmonton Short Film Festival. The top film will also receive a iPhone 6S lens kit, courtesy of TELUS. TO VOTE: CLICK ON THE FILM NAME and “like” […]

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Mobile Device Filmmaker Master Class 2016

    The Edmonton Short Film Festival with the support of TELUS Optik Local and STORYHIVE are pleased to announce Roger Sherman will lead our 2016 interactive, hands on workshop! Roger Sherman is a producer, director, cinematographer, still photographer and the author of Ready, Steady Shoot- A Pro’s Guide to Smart Phone Video. Smartphone film festivals are one of the latest “crazes”. This interactive […]

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Free Family Fun Film Fest 2016

    NEW FOR 2016! The Edmonton Short Film Festival is proud to present the Family Fun Film Fest on October 2 at the Royal Alberta Museum from 2Pm to 5Pm. This event is now free!! Pre-Register for your complimentary tickets to be entered for a special prize (to be drawn at the event). Complimentary admission includes popcorn, fun activities for […]

  • 2016
       

    2016 - Red Carpet Gala 2016

    What can You Expect at the Edmonton Short Film Festival’s Red Carpet Gala on October 1st, 2016? Expect to be entertained by a variety of projects … our adjudication team will review thousands of minutes of film and narrow these down to 90 minutes of laughter, screams, tears and amazement for you to enjoy at our Gala […]

  • 2016
       

    2016 - 2016 Selected Films, Awards & Judges

    2016 Edmonton Short Film Festival Films and Judges   The following films have been selected for the Red Carpet Gala on Oct.1st: Hernan Moreno, ADIOS Jesse Foster, Anxiety #5 – Best Horror Ben Babchishin, Breakout of the Masala Kid Cody Southgate, Brewer’s Yeast Doug Cook, Burning All The Past Away– Best Animation/Experimental  Jamie McRae, Extra High Grade John […]

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 2015 Bryan Michael Stoller Film Workshop

     On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the Filmmaker Skills Workshop was hosted by the award-winning Bryan Michael Stoller.  Alongside him was Little Bear, canine co-star of Stoller’s own First Dog and The Amazing Wizard of Paws.  Stoller is a professional director, writer, producer, and editor with a career spanning nearly 30 years.  His filmography includes such […]

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 2015 Gallery

    View the 2015 gallery here: https://esff.ca/gallery/

  • 2015
       

    2015 - 2015 Selected and Winning Films

    2015 Edmonton Short Film Festival Winners Breaking the Bully Barrier: by YOUCAN….Best Animation Award Straight to Video : The B movie Odyssey: by Cody Kennedy…. Best Comedy Award Expressions of Love: by Myles Belland/Justin Currie…..Best Documentary  Award The Shooting of Dan McGrew: by Braden Brickner…. Best Drama Award Mending With Gold:  by Cassandra Paige….Best Experimental Award Keep Left : by Harvey Li….Best Horror Award Midnight : by Doug Cook…..Best Music Video Award […]

  • 2014
       

    2014 - 2014 Filmmakers’ Special Events

    Our first filmmakers’ event included participation by several industry professionals and government organizations who provided information about funding and other support opportunities for Alberta filmmakers.  We enjoyed a luncheon, networking and had one-on-one access to these resources.  Our panel members consisted of Alberta Film, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton Film, TELUS, Pixel Blue College, […]

  • 2014
       

    2014 - 2014 Gallery

    Click to view the gallery: https://esff.ca/film-lovers/previous-festivals/2014-2/gallery/

  • 2014
       

    2014 - 2014 Selected and Winning Films

    Selected and Winning Films: Under the Acorn Tree (Justin Brunnelle) – WINNER – Best Dramatic Narrative; WINNER – Peoples’ Choice Award Falls (Doug Cook) WINNER – Best Experimental Predict This! (Chris Cowden) – WINNER – Best Comedy Against the Ropes (Ryan Northcott) – WINNER – Best Documentary Awake: The Fronts (Randompath Media) – WINNER – Best […]

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 2013 ESFF Gallery

    Click to view the gallery: https://esff.ca/about/history/2013-2/gallery/

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 2013 ESFF Selected and Winning Films

    2013 Selected Films Immaculate Pompadours by Mark Remple Leviticus by Daniel Foreman Good Video by #yegfilm Stapled by Scott MacDonald Wine Tasting with Lyle and The Rhino by Andrew Paul Language of Desire by Kath McLean Family by Jason Jeffery The Surprise Party by James Scott Promenades Aquatiques by Colin Racicot The Dookie Squad by […]

2013