Edmonton International Film Festival

EIFF // Edmonton International Film Festival

33rd edition

Sep 27 - Oct 06, 2019
Estimated
Edmonton, Canada

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Biography, Burlesque, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Environmental, Family, Foreign, Hip Hop, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Social issues, Sports, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, Western

Mission / description An ACADEMY AWARDS® Qualifying Festival for short films and honored to be included in MovieMaker Magazine's TOP 50 FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE!

The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) is a truly unique festival that champions the bold and challenges the status quo. It is equal parts creative, demanding, celebratory, discriminating and, in the end, just a hell a of a lot of fun.

This gem of a festival from the plains of Alberta gives voice, platform and opportunity to filmmakers at all stages of their creative journey and from all parts of the world. Edmonton is North America's northernmost metropolis and is a proud outlier when it comes to art and culture. 'E-Town' does its own thing. It's home to some of the best festivals anywhere and is a favourite with artists of all stripes. EIFF is one of those events that not only puts Northern Alberta on the map -- it hotly brands it!

The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF)... international, independent and eye-opening. Our festival’s primary objective is to encourage and support the appreciation of cinema as art. To achieve this, our mandate is to present the most outstanding, contemporary films produced from as many countries as possible. And we sprinkle it all with a generous dose of film maker chats, Q&A's, gala screenings, a local filmmaker spotlight, 'buzzy' films that are travelling the festival circuit, shorts with lunch, parties (of course!) and more. Films are selected on the basis of story, quality and originality.

SHAMELESS NAME DROPPING... Over the years, we've had the pleasure of hosting: John Waters, Norman Jewison, Academy Award© winner Brenda Fricker, Deepa Mehta, Arthur Hiller, Werner Herzog, Paul Gross, Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, Don McKellar, Albert Maysles, Jon Cryer, Bruce McDonald, Patrick Warburton, Rita Chiarelli, Shea Whigham, Gabriel Sunday, Jesse James Miller, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Academy Award© winner, Luke Matheny... the list goes on! And countless emerging filmmakers, actors, writers and producers.

“I was honoured to be a juror at EIFF 2017 and I shared in the excitement of discovering new voices and visions. EIFF is more important than ever to the citizens and City of Edmonton. It is truly an international festival that doesn’t forget its local, indigenous and regional roots.”
- Carolyn Bennett (Canada), Juror

At the end of the day, once the curtains close for the final time each year -- EIFF is about the power of film! And how it brings us all together in a way that only ART can. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Submit NOW and become part of Alberta's longest running international film festival.

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Festival website http://www.edmontonfilmfest.com

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Overall

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Quality of films
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Quality of screening
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Value for money
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Special Activities
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whitebuffalofilms attended with Hastings Street in 2014

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No additional comment andrew Around 4 years ago

EIFF attended as a guest in 2013

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This is a festival about FILMS and the PEOPLE who make them! A filmmaker friendly festival. Huge audiences to the short film packages -- often larger than the feature film screenings -- a 24-hour filmmaking competish, films for students... crazy busy! The fest opened with a music doc, MUSCLE SHOALS and a rockin' after party with THE LENT BROTHERS BAND, and finished with a double-header for the Closing Night Gala -- including the OSCAR nominated, BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Belgium). Kerrie Around 5 years ago