Alberta

Alberta

Canada-wide Location:
Alberta is 1 of 10 provinces and territories in partnership with The 48 Film Festival. Activities are being handled by Quickdraw in Calgary and FAVA in Edmonton.

Quickdraw:
Incorporated in 1984, the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) is Calgary’s home for independent animation. We promote the art of animation through courses, workshops, screenings, and production resources. Our ini-house resources include western Canada’s largest animation library, and an exciting foundation of introductory through professional-level film and digital production equipment. Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities by fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation. If you are based in Calgary and have questions or wish to participate, please contact us below.

Contact
Attn: Ryan Von Hagen
Organization: Quickdraw Animation Society
Location: 2011 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-261-5767
Site: quickdrawanimation.ca
Email: programming@quickdrawanimation.ca
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FAVA:
The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) is a not-for-profit, charitable society that exists to facilitate and support the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of independent film, video and new media art in Northern Alberta. If you are based in Edmonton and have questions or wish to participate, please contact us below.

Contact
Attn: Heather Noel
Organization: Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta
Location: 10045 156 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-429-1671
Site: fava.ca
Email: programming@fava.ca
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The National Announcement

In late January or February, 2021, each participating province/territory will make a public announcement on their participation in The 48 and provide details of the timeline leading to local screenings in 2021 and the Canada-wide screening of finalists at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Spring 2022.

At present, seven provinces and two territories are involved — we want them all! Stay tuned for registration, info sessions and instructions leading up to the Challenge. Coming in 2021, on this website, you will be able to look to see which province/territory or city is participating closest to you.

The Registration Period

In March, 2021, participating provinces and territories will host a registration period. There may be some regional variation, so check with organization(s) managing the event closest to you. Please pay attention to announcements, as registration will be on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate a very competitive festival with a limited number of entries, so be ready to register early. Entry fees will be set on a uniform national basis.

The Info-session

In April or May, each participating province and territory will host an info-session (online or in person depending on health/safety conditions) explaining the updated rules and details about the festival. This will be a time to ask questions and connect with local composers, trained actors and extra crew members.

The 48 Challenge

In May or June, for one weekend, each participating province or territory will host The 48 in their locality. The rules and instructions will be similar across all areas, but you will need to inquire and confirm with the organization(s) managing the event closest to where you reside. You will need The Key to begin!

The KEY... Typically on a Friday, participants will receive an email that the challenge has begun. For example, the challenge may go from 5pm on Friday to 5pm on Sunday. That email will contain your contest key which may include several items mandatory for your film. These could be a theme, the use of a particular camera angle or editing technique, the use of a particular phrase in the script, etc. You will also be provided instructions for film format, export of files and documents that must be handed in with your film.

The Local Screening(s)

In July or August, each participating province and territory will host a local screening of all completed films. This will typically take place in the city in which the managing organization resides. There will likely be some local variation in details, so be sure to check with the organization(s) managing the event that is closest to where you reside.

The National Screening

The national screening will feature selections from each participating province and territory. In Spring 2022, The TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto will host Canada’s, first national 48-hour film festival. Each participating locality will select two films for screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Spring 2021.