Back for its second full season, Metro Digital Shorts is now accepting
submissions for the first screening of its 2009-2010 Season.
Edmonton’s Mostly Water hosts Metro Digital Shorts, an adjudicated
short film event that gives local filmmakers an opportunity to compete
for the approval of the audience, the judges, and a cash prize.
Produced my Metro Cinema, the first event will take place on Saturday
October 10 at 9 PM in Zeidler Hall - main floor of the Citadel Theatre
Complex (9828-101A Avenue).
As usual, all filmmakers whose films are selected for inclusion will
receive $50 CARFAC screening fees, however new this year is a $100
cash prize which will be given to the winner of each event. There
will be 5 events in all between October and May; upon the final
evening, a season champion will be declared who will receive a grand
prize. Victorious submissions will also be posted on MDS’ YouTube
Anyone may submit any number of short works (maximum 5 minutes) until
October 1. Shorts must not contain copyright violations and must be 5
minutes or less. Submit your shorts to Metro Digital Shorts, 6-22
Stanley Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB
T5J 2V5 by Thursday October 1. Please submit your entries on a MiniDV
tape or an uncompressed Quicktime.mov file on a DVD. All legal rights
to your material remain with you.
What is Metro Digital Shorts?
Metro Digital Shorts is a live screening of short films, written,
produced, directed, and performed by Edmonton’s best and worst
up-and-coming cinematic sensations. Metro Digital Shorts is a chance
for independent short filmmakers to get their work seen, adjudicated
by professionals, get paid, win prizes, and be forced to make more
movies. Loosely based on Channel101.com in LA and Metro TV in
Edmonton, local producers submit their digital shorts to be shown at
Metro Cinema. The audience acts as studio executives, voting to
decide if the short is good enough for a command production of a
second short, to be presented at the next installment of Metro Digital
Shorts. If the short doesn’t get selected for a second installment,
you’re free to try again. This is your chance to get your film shorts
seen, to compete against other local artists, and to one day rule the
world. Hosted by Mostly Water Theatre, produced by Metro Cinema, and
adjudicated by Dave Clarke, Davina Stewart, and CBC Radio’s Peter
For more information please contact Sam Varteniuk at (780) 686-5960 or