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Red Carpet Gala

Wide open spacing, roses on the tables, marble walls, a view of the river valley and fun!

Wide open spacing, roses on the tables, marble walls, a view of the river valley and fun at the ESFF 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.

You may see everything from a 30-second trailer to a 15-minute short film. We screen comedies, horrors, dramas, documentaries, web episodes, trailers, animation and experimental films and videos … we encourage filmmakers to dig out their previously screened and award-winning projects that they may want to show again.

Enjoy the paparazzi atmosphere as you get your complimentary photo taken in front of the ESFF’s custom backdrop, having fun with some props provided by FotoButh. NEW THIS YEAR! We are opening our doors at 5:00 PM to share the 360/VR films using state-of-the-art headsets. Full Circle Visuals will be on hand to show you how to use this cool technology and enjoy some truly amazing films. Of course, if you just want to arrive early and enjoy time meeting film creators and enthusiasts, you are welcome to come hang out. Please note we have moved the 360° event from October 12th at the Telus World of Science to the October 13th Gala and it is included in the ticket price as a headset add on! 

What else is there for you besides watching some great short films? This is a red carpet, Hollywood-inspired event! Make sure to get your photo taken in front of the Festival banner … then follow our Facebook page to tag and download your photo. Post messages and photos on our Twitter Wall. Interact and be part of the excitement!

Included in your ticket price is free pre-movie popcorn courtesy of our friends from SERVUS, complimentary hors d’ouevres created by the culinary professionals from The Cavern, and live music by David Lyons (the Gentle Yeti) over the intermission. A cash bar is also available before the screening and during the intermission, proudly serving craft beer from the Village Brewery and wine. Advance ticket sales are now open.

The 2018 Edmonton Short Film Festival Gala will be held on Saturday evening, October 13. This event will be held  at the Orange Hub in the former John L. Haar Theatre at 10045 156 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 2P7. We expect to sell out, so encourage you to purchase your tickets soon! Advance sales end on October 10.