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EIFF 2014 / BLOG

Posted Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

My name is Olivia Fung and I'm part of this year's Social Media Team for the EIFF. I'm also pretty new to the Film Festival scene in which I get the sheer pleasure of experiencing it for the first time in Edmonton. As a first time festival attendee but a veteran film lover, nothing thrills me more than getting to experience the vast array of independent filmakers our local community embraces.  And there is a lot. A lot of talented people that come together in the works to generate a piece of medium that critiques upon relationship values (Sex after Kids), brings us back into time where music defined a generation of pop culture (Good Ol'Freda), revels in two extreme pscyhological existences (Lawrence and Holloman) and tests the power of the human soul (The Good Son). 

Despite that the event itself has broaden my knowledge base on the amount of great independent films out there, the festival has also managed to achieve a more important facet of going to the movies: fun. With the after-party events, Q&A sessions, and competitions, EIFF really knows how to bring out the eccentric animals in every artist.  And you know what's even more outrageous? Is how connected our local community is to that ritzier facet of movie business called Hollywood. Last night, I got the chance of encountering fellow Edmontonian, Al Ford, who fought with Ray Mancini back in '81, who is also personal friends with Mickey Rourke! Crazy no?!

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Important Festival Dates

SEPTEMBER 16:

VOLUNTEER Orientation!
6pm @ EIFF Office
#201, 10816A - 82 Avenue

SEPTEMBER 19:

VOLUNTEER Applications due...
Come play with us!

SEPTEMBER 19 @ NOON:

24/ONE Registration deadline.
Register online by this date.

SEPTEMBER 20 @ 11am:

24/ONE KICK-OFF
at City Market Downtown (104 St. & 102 Ave.)

SEPTEMBER 21 @ 11am:

24/ONE - Submit your completed film
at Landmark Cinemas (10200 - 102 Ave., 3rd floor)

SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 4:

Edmonton International Film Festival!

JANUARY 15:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN!
Features, Documentaries & Short Films.

FEBRUARY 25:

6:30pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts

FEBRUARY 26:

6:30pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts

FEBRUARY 28:

Earlybird Submission Deadline
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APRIL 15:

Regular Submission Deadline
Features, Documentaries & Short Films.

APRIL 30:

Final, Late Deadline for Submissions
Please don't beg for an extension to this date!

JUNE 15:

Alberta High School Filmmakers...
This is your final, post-marked by, deadline for submissions in this category.

JULY 7:

FILMMAKERS NOTIFIED!
All filmmakers notified of "Official Selection" by email.

JULY 15:

FILMMAKERS! OFFICIAL INVITATIONS
...e-mailed by this date.

JULY 25:

FILMMAKERS! PRESS MATERIALS
... synopsis and jpg from your film for festival program guide & website.

JULY 31:

EIFF Hosts the PATIO PARTY!
5-9pm at LATITUDE 53.

AUGUST 1:

SHORT FILMMAKERS! EXHIBITION COPY
...required by this date.

AUGUST 20-29:

HOT AUGUST DEALS
Festival passes ON SALE!

SEPTEMBER 2:

FEATURE Filmmakers...
Deadline for receipt of exhibition copy.