Gotta Minute Film Festival 2022

9th Annual silent short film festival

The 2022 Gotta Minute Film Festival Submissions are NOW OPEN! Get your film in before June 30th, 2022. Selected films show online and on PATTISON Onestop screens in Edmonton and Calgary, with additional screens around the City!

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Submissions Now Open!

Submit your one-minute silent masterpiece through FAVA’s own AMS Network.

General Submission Cost: $20

FAVA Members / RDP Film Students / Youth (17 and under): FREE

Follow this tutorial to learn how to submit through AMS:


The Gotta Minute Film Festival recognizes the creativity and uniqueness of the participating filmmakers with an Award Celebration presenting the silent short films in a theatre with live music to accompany the piece.

All of the selected films will be eligible for cash prizes and awards such as:

  • First Place
  • Second Place
  • Third Place
  • Best Animated Film
  • Best Non-Fiction Film
  • Spirit of Alberta Award
  • Best International Short
  • Best Film for Young Audiences
  • Best Youth Film
  • Audience Choice Award

Along with cash prizes up to $1000, prizes given to winners at GMFF include filmmaking gear, premium software licenses, and more.

Please note, due to international barriers, not all prizes are eligible to those outside of Canada, and prize money is subject to transfer fees. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Where to Watch

Gotta Minute Online

You’ve got “A Festival in your Pocket”!  If you miss our shows in transit, you can always pick them up Online. The complete program will be available on the website to enjoy during the Fest and throughout the year at your leisure.  Share the online program with your friends and VOTE for your favourite short.

Gotta Minute on the LRT

The selected short films will be shown over a two-week-long program on PATTISON Onestop platform screens. These shorts will run every 10 minutes throughout Edmonton Transit’s LRT system and Calgary’s C-train system – Public Art on Public Transit in Public Space.

Gotta Minute EPL

See these one-minute gems on the screens at select EPL branches, including the Makers Space downtown. This year, you can also catch a specially selected program just for our littles that will be showcased in children’s space.

Gotta Minute Metro Cinema

Movie lovers – it keeps getting better! Enjoy the complete GMFF program during the preshow at all Metro Cinema screenings during the festival.

Awards Celebration

Join us at summers end to Celebrate the 2022 Gotta Minute Film Festival Award Winners! More info to come.

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