Submit your ‘cinematic baby’ for consideration at this year’s kickin’ EIFF… an OSCAR® Qualifying Festival and honored to be included in MovieMaker Magazine’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”.
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 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, and more. Films are selected on the basis of story, quality and originality. Preference is given to EDMONTON premieres.
Located just a couple of hours from the majestic Rocky Mountains, Edmonton is THE heart of the Canadian Prairies, the largest northern city in North America. Each autumn, we hoist the curtains on a cinematic feast that celebrates the power of film. The menu consists of more than 150 films from 50+ countries, ranging from short to feature-length, dramatic to documentary, comedy to gut-wrenching and studio to independent.
We are also fascinated by a creative groundswell which we fondly refer to as “RENEGADES”. These are filmmakers who are re-defining HOW we tell our cinematic stories... 3-D, VR, cellphones, carbon-neutral shoots, squirrel cams, etc. RENEGADES are also filmmakers whose VOICES demand our attention – re-defining WHO is creating movies.