Alberta Spirit Selection Announced

Posted on July 27, 2016

The Calgary International Film Festival announced the 2016 Alberta Spirit short film program. One of the festival's marquee events, Alberta Spirit recognizes the best in Alberta short filmmaking.

On Sunday, September 25 audiences will enjoy a screening of CIFF’s Top 10 Alberta-made shorts, an award presentation of the $2,500 juried cash prize, and an after-party at Workshop Kitchen + Culture at Theatre Junction GRAND.

Alberta Spirit, now in its 12th year, encompasses CIFF’s selection of the best overall short films of the year from the province’s filmmakers. This year Alberta Spirit moves into a brand new series at the festival, Alberta Scene, which showcases and celebrates Alberta content screening at the festival.

“Alberta-created films are a vital part of the Calgary International Film Festival,” said Steve Schroeder, Executive Director of the Calgary International Film Festival. “This event is always a local fan and filmmaker favourite. It’s a great opportunity for the industry and audiences to come together and celebrate the achievements of Alberta short film.”


The winner will be selected from the Top 10 shorts which will screen in the program. The lineup for Alberta Spirit 2016 is:

ANXIETY #5 – Directed by Jesse Foster
CREE CODE TALKER – Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich
GODS ACRE – Directed by Kelton Stepanowich
GRANDMA LEARNS TO DRIVE – Directed by Dominique Keller
LATE HARVEST – Directed by Benjamin Musgrave
LIFT – Directed by Katrina Beatty
LOST FACE – Directed by Sean Meehan
METANOIA – Directed by Levi Holwell
STEPHEN HAIR IN PASSION – Directed by Voytek Jarmula & Jaimie Stewart

More information about all the short films can be found here. Tickets to the September 25 event cost $35 and are now on sale.

For more information or to book interviews contact:
Nadine bibi, Marketing Director, The Calgary International Film Festival

About the Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary Film) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.

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