Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) takes place in the heart of the Canadia Prairies in Edmonton, Alberta. The 11-day cinema event is hosted at Landmark Cinemas in downtown Edmonton. Each autumn the festival presents over 150 films from more than 50 countries in the world. It includes over 100 shorts, 50 feature-length, as well as documentary, comedy and other categories of films are presented to the public. The main idea of the festival is to provide an eye-opening experience that can transform the way we see the world. Festival picks are films that tell compelling stories, that provoke emotions, doubts, and reflections.
The Edmonton International Film Festival was launched in 1986 as a small 3-day event. In 2003 the festival was extended to 9 days, moved from March to September and got its present name. The festival’s focus is to promote the appreciation of cinema art and gather the most outstanding films produced from the broadest possible range of countries. There are also many platforms where viewers, actors, and directors can interact: filmmaker chats, meet-and-greets, gala screenings, parties, shorts with lunch.