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EIFF 2014 / BLOG

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 

 

With so many great films playing this year at EIFF, chances are you are having trouble narrowing down your selection. Well, I have your answer: check out some of the short films!

 

This year, EIFF will be showcasing about 100 short films from around the world. Sydney Moule, production coordinator with the festival, explained that they received about 700 short submissions this year. That's an increase of over 200 from the previous year. Her job, with the help of some volunteers, was to view all the shorts and narrow it down to the 100 that will be featured this year.

 

“They just keep getting stronger,” said Sydney. “This year it seemed like we had more shorts than any other type of films. We could have have had the whole festival week with just short films.”

 

At EIFF, short films are broken down by genre or country. This year, you’ll be able to check out packages for children, for adults, Irish Shorts, Spanish Shorts or Canadian Shorts. And don’t worry, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. A package of shorts includes about 5-10 short films to check out in one sitting. 

 

We will also continue our popular Lunchbox Shorts deal too. Lunchbox Shorts run from Sept 30 to Oct 4 from 12:10 to 12:50, which is perfect for a lunch hour in the downtown area. It cost $13, which includes a Subway lunch and - you guessed it - shorts. 

 

So why check out short films this year at EIFF? Well for Sydney, it’s pretty simple.

 

“Well these days everybody has such a short attention span,” Sydney laughed. “Shorts are a nice story that are really beautifully shot. They are often between 1 to 20 minutes, so stories are fast paced and then you are on to a completely different story.” 

 

Here are a complete list of short films. Tickets for the shorts are available the day of the screening at our box office.

 

Sept 27 at 12:30 p.m.- Documentary Shorts

Sept 27 at 2:30 p.m.- Spanish Sh0rts

Sept 27 at 4:00 p.m.- Irish Shorts

Sept 27 at 9:00 p.m.- Edge of Night Shorts (adult themes)

Sept 28 at 6:30 p.m.- 24/ONE Top 10 

Sept 29 at 12:00 p.m.- Our Own Backyard 1

Sept 29 at 1:00 p.m.- Our Own Backyard 2

Sept 29 at 2:00 p.m.- Our Own Backyard 3

Sept 29 at 3:00 p.m.- Our Own Backyard 4

Sept 29 at 5:00 p.m.- Canadian Shorts

Oct 5 at 12:30 p.m.- Shorts for Shorts (ages 10+)

 

Lunchbox Shorts

Sept 28-29 and Oct 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Sept 30-Oct 4 at 12:10 p.m.

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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
15% SAVINGS!

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.