Alberta Spirit 2016

Year 2015-2016
Runtime 180 mins
Language English, French

Alberta short film shines with sophisticated choices, solid stories and remarkable technique. Join us in celebrating our homegrown talent with the 2016 Alberta Spirit selection of films tethered by the place we call home. Following the screening of the Top 10 Alberta-made short films, a jury will present one innovative short with the Alberta Spirit Award ($2,500 cash prize) recognizing the best in Alberta short filmmaking. Tickets are $35 and include an after-party at Workshop Kitchen + Culture (at the GRAND). 

WINNER – Alberta Spirit Award
LOST FACE, Director Sean Meehan (produced by Joe Media Group)

ANXIETY #5, Director Jesse Foster

The lineup for Alberta Spirit 2016 is:



Anxiety #5


Within the confines of a Brooklyn tenement-housing bathroom, a man’s fate is sealed.

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Brett Kissel - Stepping Inside the Circle

The Grand Ole Opry is the Mother Church of Country Music.

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Cree Code Talker

(ᐅᓂᑕᐚᐦᑖᐤ ᓀᐦᐁᐤᐯᑫᐢᐠᐍᐁᐣ)

Using archival footage, this film depicts the true story of Albertan Charles "Checker" Tomkins and how the Cree language was used by code...

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Gods Acre

An isolated Aboriginal man (LORNE CARDINAL) is watching the water rise around his traditional lands.

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Grandma Learns to Drive

After years of regret, an 86-year-old grandmother embarks on a quest to finally realize her dream of getting a driver’s license.

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Late Harvest

In this coming-of-age prairie musical, James yearns for a life beyond the wooden fences of his family farm.

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After a cocky Edmonton pilot is grounded from flying in WWII, he and his brother search for their sense of self among the...

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Lost Face

WINNER – Alberta Spirit Award

Based on the Jack London short story, this is the story of Subienkow's fort, which has been ravaged by...

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Running through tense surreal scenes of a small town, a young woman must dodge obstacles as she searches to regain control of her...

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Stephen Hair in Passion

Calgarian Stephen Hair shares the passion behind his theatre career as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol", a role which he has played for...

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