Red Carpet Gala

2018 REd Carpet Gala

Join us in celebrating the best of Alberta Short Film on the Red Carpet!

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, commercials 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. RETURNING FOR 2019! Our inaugural 360°/Virtual Reality screening was SO successful, that we are once again opening our doors early to share these films using state-of-the-art headsets. Of course, if you just want to arrive early and enjoy time meeting film creators and enthusiasts, you are welcome to come hang out – the bar will be open and the popcorn will be ready. 

What else is there for you besides watching some great short films? This is a red carpet, Hollywood-inspired event! Take selfies, tag and share your photos on Facebook and Instagram; 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 and live music over the intermission. The bar, hosted by our friends at Metro Cinema, will be open before the screening and during the intermission, proudly serving craft beer from the Village Brewery as well as a selection of wines. Advance ticket sales are on sale on August 1.

The 2019 Edmonton Short Film Festival Gala will be held on Saturday evening, October 19 at Metro Cinema, 8712 109 Street. We expect to sell out, so encourage you to purchase your tickets early! Advance sales end on October 15.