"EIFF is a fantastic film festival, luring World class cinema to the Canadian prairies. The programming is adventurous, provocative and thoroughly engaging. We were overwhelmed by the festival's spirit of generosity and support for filmmakers, including the great media coverage and access to Board members & other knowledgeable filmmakers in the community. We look forward to returning to EIFF with our next film and our visit inspired us to (one day) shoot a film amidst the scenic beauty of Alberta." -- David & Mia Renaud (USA), Writer/Director and Producer of the short film THE MORNING AFTER.
CALL FOR ENTRIES : Regular Submission Deadline April 15th!
Our favourite time of year has arrived! We accept film submissions created AFTER January 1, 2013 in all lengths, all genres and narrative & documentary. FOOD Films is a new category this year and our SPOTLIGHT program features films from South Africa. LATE submission deadline is April 30! Submission Categories. Read more...
MARCH 25 to 29... FAVA FEST! Independent media art meets grassroots glam at the 3rd annual FAVA FEST: Film and Video Arts Festival. More than $10,000 in production credits & cash is up for grabs by filmmakers in the greater Edmonton area! Films screen at Metro Cinema at the Garneau. EIFF is a proud sponsor of this event and is honoured to present an award at the FAVA Awards Gala on March 29 @ 7pm. Tickets & Showtimes.
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That's a Wrap!
WHEW! We built it. And you came. Another inspiring chapter in the book of EIFF. More films. More guests. More parties. Some FREE parking. Loads of laughter. All kinds of memories. Thank YOU to everyone -- volunteers, sponsors, MEDIA, crew, moderators, musicians, filmmakers, audiences -- for making 2013 our best Edmonton International Film Festival event EVER! The festival is over, but EIFF crew is still putting in long hours -- immersed in everything from returning films, to reconciling books, to submitting funding applications and sponsorship proposals for 2014.
Here's where we need your help. If you enjoyed your festival experience, please take a few moments to e-mail or write a letter of support (and encouragement). How does EIFF make your life richer? Is having an international film festial in Edmonton important to you? To the City? E-mail us.
THANK-YOU Casino Volunteers!
Century Casino. October 26 & 27. THANK-YOU to the brilliant people who donated a combined total of 275 HOURS over 2 days -- just 3 weeks post-EIFF and on a spectacularly gorgeous weekend! Our warmest, heartfelt applause goes out to: Kailla M., Maria H., Susan G., May T., Jim B., Marielle T., Jane B., Maria B., Karen G., Bill U., Damien V., Peter B., Charlene E., Steve C., Jean G., Penny O., Tyler S., Shaun O., Maggie S., Chris M., Joan L., Mike O., Bertha T., Frank G., and Shane B.
The Edmonton International Film Festival... international, independent and eye-opening. Our line-up showcases 60+ dramatic/documentary features, 110+ short films, a 24-hour filmmaking challenge, invited guests, parties, music, laughter and maybe an introduction to your future husband/wife. Call us old skool but we believe in the power of a shared, communal movie experience.