Edmonton’s Gotta Minute Film Festival


Gotta Minute on the LRT

That’s all it takes to watch a One Minute Silent Short film from the week-long GOTTA MINUTE program of Shorts running every 10 minutes on PATTISON Onestop platform screens throughout Edmonton Transit’s LRT system – Public Art on Public Transit in Public Space. PATTISON Onestop and the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) are delighted to bring this new festival of outstanding Media Art to the Edmonton Public and to viewers far and wide. The program will include dramatic, documentary, animated and experimental Short films by seasoned and emerging filmmakers. A sister festival to the Toronto Urban Film Festival – TUFF, GOTTA MINUTE is designed to capture and cultivate the hearts and minds of film lovers “on the go”.





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 Gottaminutefilmfestival.com. The full program is mounted 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 [One Vote/day/device(ip)].


Gotta Minute Screening Rooms


DATE: September 26th – October 2nd, 2016


NEW! We are thrilled to add the “Midday Minute” lunchtime screenings at Zeidler Hall (9828 101A Avenue) in the Citadel Theatre taking place Monday September 26th – Friday September 30th, 2016. An artists from the festival will be available at each screening for a brief Q&A, so bring your lunch and take a minute to watch the full festival reel on your break.




Film lovers can also view the entire Gotta Minute program downtown in the Gotta Minute Screening Room of the STANLEY MILNER – EDMONTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. To get there, find your way to the on the main floor of the library and watch the program at your leisure on the big screen!

For Edmonton’s little ones, a KIDS’ REEL of 12 One Minute SHORTS will screen in the program room of the Stanley Milner CHILDREN’S LIBRARY whenever it is free.

The Gotta Minute program can also be viewed at participating EPL Branches around the city: at the Millwoods, Lois Hole, Abbottsfield, and Capilano branches. For screening times, see EPL Eventsmakerspace

Gotta Minute at YYC

A select program of 10 Gotta Minute Shorts, 5 “Made in Alberta” and 5 “Films from Afar”, will screen during the festival week on PATTISON Onestop screens in the Calgary International Airport. A little viewing pleasure for world travelers.

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Co-Produced by



PATTISON Outdoor Advertising is Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company. PATTISON Onestop, a division of PATTISON Outdoor, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments. PATTISON Onestop digital screens can be found throughout Edmonton Transit’s LRT system. PATTISON Onestop and the arts collective, Art 4 Commuters, proudly co-produce The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) on Toronto’s subway system. TUFF is Canada’s first subway film festival and in 2014 will celebrate its 8th year of programming under the able direction of Arts Programmer, Sharon Switzer. TUFF, a sister festival to Edmonton’s GOTTA MINUTE, brings Media Art to audiences ‘on the go’.

The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta

FAVA has been serving the Edmonton and Northern Alberta media arts community for over 30 years. As an artist run, not-for-profit, charitable society, FAVA exists to facilitate and support the creation, exhibition and distribution of independent film, video and media art in Northern Alberta. The spirit of community collaboration is strong at FAVA, and FAVA embraces the opportunity to work with our business and community partners to bring the Gotta Minute Film Festival to Edmonton. FAVA is the proud creator of FAVA TV, an Online Screening Room of curated videos designed to promote and expand upon the distribution and access to Film and Video Works within our community.