Suite #201, 10816A 82 Avenue | EDMONTON, Alberta | T6E 2B3 | Canada
Office Hours: Weekdays M-F from 10am to 3pm
MAP TO OFFICE. EIFF Office is CLOSED Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. DURING the film festival we are at the EIFF Box Office next to LANDMARK CINEMAS 9 City Centre on the 3rd floor of Edmonton City Centre (10200 – 102 Avenue).
EIFF Office is CLOSED during the festival (Sept. 26 to Oct. 4). Find us at the theatres. Or email.
Festival Producer : KERRIE LONG
Programming Coordinator : SYDNEY MOULE
Documentary Programmer : JERRY KREPAKEVICH
Production Coordinator/Print Traffic : KAILLA MacLELLAN
Creative Director : MITCH WINNICKI (Hungington & Worth Creative Inc.)
Publicist : PAUL MENNIER
Transportation Captain : KYLE CHUKA
Special Event Coordinator : GLENDA DENNIS
Technical Manager : ED LITTLE
Volunteer Coordinator : JIM BENNETT
Computer & I.T. Specialist : DAMIEN VINCE
Art Director : MYRON HYRAK
24/One Captains : JOSHUA SEMCHUK & SYDNEY MOULE
Hospitality Managers : The Payne Brothers (Gordon & Clinton)
Volunteers — Every one of YOU! You work as hard as we do!
Board of Directors : MICHAEL HAMM, TERENCE HARDING, KEVIN NITCHKE, JOHN O’CALLAGHAN, MIKE OUELLETTE & CHRISTIAN ZYP
(Wednesday) 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
WIND Director: Robert Löbel | 4-mins. | Germany | 2014 | Animation A hilarious look at a day in the life of a windy city and how its’ citizens have learned [...]
Director: Robert Löbel | 4-mins. | Germany | 2014 | Animation
A hilarious look at a day in the life of a windy city and how its’ citizens have learned to deal with Mother Nature’s bluster. We wonder if this is what it’s like to live in Lethbridge.
Director: Michaël Lalancette | 9-mins. | Canada | 2013 | Comedy
Despite the great weather on a winter’s day in 1992, Claude decides to put an end to his existence with a toaster and a bathtub. His brother Alain returns from a jog only to notice that the applicance is missing.
5 WAYS TO DIE (5 Tropoi Na Pethaneis)
Director: Daina Papadaki | 15-mins. | Cyprus | 2013 | Dark Comedy
Makis is in his forties. Successful. Married. But seemingly disappointed with how his life is turning out. He is ready to put an end to his life. At least that’s what his wife believes.
Director: Lucas Spaulding | 9-mins. | USA | 2013 | Comedy
Two would-be bank robbers run into trouble when each takes exception to the others mask.
Director: Don Percy | 7-mins. | USA | 2013 | Comedy
Spring is in the air and it’s time for a change! Horrie, a lonely widower, misses his wife (and dog) and decides it’s time to start dating again. A colorful cartoon-stylized, slightly twisted, and rather uncomfortable romantic-comedy.
(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Director: Sophia Turkiewicz | 75’ | Australia | 2013 | Documentary Doc Central. Australian filmmaker, Sophia Turkiewicz, journeys to uncover the reasons why her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an [...]
Director: Sophia Turkiewicz | 75’ | Australia | 2013 | Documentary
Doc Central. Australian filmmaker, Sophia Turkiewicz, journeys to uncover the reasons why her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an orphanage as a child and learns the terrible truth behind her mother’s wartime escape from a Siberian gulag. Turkiewicz’ journey begins with her mother at an aged care centre before trawling through the formative years of the life that gave rise to her own. An impressive array of material furnishes the details, some filmed when Sophia was first starting out in her chosen craft, others found in photographic and film archives of the Holocaust and its aftermath, and both added to with contemporary interviews and footage. Part documentary, part catharsis, and part ode, the film combines all the facts and feelings to recount an intimate tale with visual affection and poetic narration. Polish & English with English subtitles.
(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Director: Grant Baldwin | 75-mins. | Canada | 2014 | Documentary Doccupy. If you’ve ever ordered a burger that came with an enormous portion of fries you just couldn’t finish – [...]
Director: Grant Baldwin | 75-mins. | Canada | 2014 | Documentary
Doccupy. If you’ve ever ordered a burger that came with an enormous portion of fries you just couldn’t finish – been there, done that – or found your well-intentioned leftovers growing fuzz in the back of your refrigerator – busted! – you know that food waste is right under our collective nose. So how, in a country obsessed with cooking shows, culinary magazines and food blogs – a nation that worships food – could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers (and food lovers), Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking. Filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer attending.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Director: Gabe Polsky | 76-mins. | USA/Russia | 2014 Doc Central. Following the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, RED ARMY tells the story of the nation's famed [...]
Director: Gabe Polsky | 76-mins. | USA/Russia | 2014
Doc Central. Following the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, RED ARMY tells the story of the nation’s famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its captain, Slava Fetisov. Whether he was pitted against enemies in the political arena or on the ice, Fetisov’s story provides a rare glimpse behind the Iron Curtain of the 1970s and ’80s by mirroring the social and political forces at work in the world around him. While helping pave the way for his nation to cross over into the next century, this one man demonstrated how sports could not only be an avenue for creative expression in a world determined to suppress it, but also be something so inextricably intertwined with a nation’s cultural and political identity. Print source – Mongrel Media.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Director: Stuart Murdoch | 111’ | UK | 2014 | Drama Fiercely Independent. GOD HELP THE GIRL is a musical film written directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer and principal [...]
Director: Stuart Murdoch | 111’ | UK | 2014 | Drama
Fiercely Independent. GOD HELP THE GIRL is a musical film written directed by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer and principal songwriter of the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian. This story centers on Eve – a troubled young girl who also has a talent for singing and songwriting which, in the darkest of times, becomes her way forward. Music leads her to Glasgow where she meets James and Cassie. Two kindred spirits each at crossroads of their own. Together they dive into the city’s music scene as their lives and lyrics intertwine. What follows is an uplifting story of renaissance, friendship and romance over a long, dream-like summer. Print Source – filmswelike
(Wednesday) 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Director: Bennett Miller | 130-mins. | USA | 2014 | Biography Contemporary Cinema. Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship [...]
Director: Bennett Miller | 130-mins. | USA | 2014 | Biography
Contemporary Cinema. Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz’s bid for Gold and the chance to “coach” a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). As with Bennett Miller’s previous feature films, CAPOTE and MONEYBALL, this film explores large themes in society through complex character portraits of real people. Print source – Mongrel Media
(Wednesday) 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Director: Kristjan Knigge | 93-mins. | Portugal | 2014 | Romantic Comedy Fiercely Independent. If life gives you oranges, make THE RIGHT JUICE. A comedic drama about a 40-something, ex-banker who [...]
Director: Kristjan Knigge | 93-mins. | Portugal | 2014 | Romantic Comedy
Fiercely Independent. If life gives you oranges, make THE RIGHT JUICE. A comedic drama about a 40-something, ex-banker who moves from London to the Algarve in southern Portugal to re-invent himself as an orange farmer. Through his quest to find water for his trees, save his marriage and make peace with his past he discovers that simply changing the venue and his career doesn’t deliver the life changes he expects. In the words of one of the mentors he meets along the way: ‘Sometimes a man need not change what he does, but why he does it.’