The Alberta Shorts Package films are chosen based on their commitment and support of the local filmmaking industry - whether the film’s been shot in the province, has a lead cast member, writer, director, or producer from Alberta. These films represent the emerging Alberta voices and breadth of Alberta experiences and communities.
Creator Sean Smith honours the memory of his great-great-great-great-great grandmother, Mary Mackagonne, a Swampy Cree woman who goes entirely uncredited in Canadian history.
Lead scientist Lauren Wynne has discovered the secrets to human time travel.
Shot on 16mm, LAKE riffs off classic French vérité cinema to share a contemporary portrait of Métis women net fishing in Northern Alberta.
A WALK DOWN TO WATER
This short film by 2016 Alberta Spirit Alumni Levi Holwell follows an employee working at a rural motel after he discovers that a...
ZOMBIES AND INDIANS
Presented through the Indigenous lens; a world destroyed by a zombie apocalypse where two men, Kirt (Derek Miller) and Will (Howie Miller), stand...
CIFF veteran Trevor Anderson, who first screened at CIFF in 2005 and won the Alberta Spirit award in 2012 for THE MAN WHO...
JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FAMILY
Just an ordinary suburban family- except that Dad's transgender, Mom's queer, and there are five kids in this minivan.
Making her short film debut at CIFF is Colombian-Canadian filmmaker Ingrid Vargas.