Gotta Minute Film Festival 2021

8th Annual silent short film festival

Thank you to all who submitted to this year’s Gotta Minute Film Festival! Stay tuned to our social media and website for all upcoming updates regarding the festival.

About The Festival

Gotta Minute is Western Canada’s first film fest for Commuters proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop and FAVA.

The festival features one-minute silent short films in public spaces. Gotta Minute is a celebration of public art on public transit in public space.  A gem of a fest for one and all, big and small, proudly brought to you by PATTISON Onestop & The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). Learn more about the festival here.

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 at The complete program is 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 GOTTA MINUTE Silent Short films from the two-week-long program of Shorts will run every 10 minutes on PATTISON Onestop platform screens throughout Edmonton Transit’s LRT system and Calgary’s Ctrain system – Public Art on Public Transit in Public Space.

The program includes dramatic, documentary, animated and experimental short films by seasoned and emerging filmmakers. Inspired by the Toronto Urban Film Festival – TUFF, GOTTA MINUTE is designed to capture and cultivate the hearts and minds of film lovers “on the go.”

Awards Celebration

Join us on September 26th to Celebrate the Gotta Minute Film Festival Award Winners!

In the past, we have presented the films in a theatre with live music, but in response to the public health crisis in 2020, we had our first ever pre-recorded Awards Celebration available online! We hope to share the Awards Celebration both virtually and live in 2021, so the participating filmmakers worldwide can join us in the celebrations.