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Movie mania set to hit Alberta’s capital when 2019 Edmonton International Film Festival gets underway

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WATCH ABOVE: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Friday, Todd James interviewed people who worked on the films "El Astronauta" and "The Hour After Westerly." – Oct 5, 2019

It’s a big week for fans of the big screen in Alberta’s capital as the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) is set to get underway on Thursday.

The 33rd edition of the annual event runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5 and will see dozens of films be screened at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre.

Watch below: On the opening night of the EIFF, Todd James talks to the filmmaker and a star of ‘James vs. His Future Self’

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Edmonton International Film Festival underway – Sep 26, 2019

In a number of instances, the filmmakers behind the movies being screened are travelling to EIFF, including Jeremy Lalonde, the director of the opening night gala film James vs. His Future Self — a Canadian comedy science fiction film — and Daniel Roher, director of the closing night gala film Once Were Brothers, a documentary about legendary musician Robbie Robertson that credits Martin Scorsese as one of its executive producers.

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Since 2016, EIFF has officially been an Oscar-qualifying film festival, which means juried winners in the festival’s Best Short Film (Live Action) and Best Short Film (Animation) categories can advance in the Oscar nomination process.

READ MORE: Edmonton International Film Festival selected as Oscar-qualifying festival

EIFF will be screening films produced within 18 months of this year’s festival, all of which have been curated from submissions or solicited from distributors.

For more information about the festival and how to get tickets, click here.

 

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Friday, Todd James interviewed festival producer Kerrie Long.

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EIFF 2019: Interview with festival producer Kerrie Long – Oct 4, 2019

Watch below: In Friday’s Minute at the Movies, Todd James is back at EIFF with looks at “Frankie,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire, “The Secret Marathon” and speaks with “The Raven and the Seagull” director Lasse Lau.

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Edmonton International Film Festival: ‘Frankie,’ Lasse Lau – Oct 4, 2019

Watch below: On Thursday, Todd James speaks about three films: “Before You Know It,” “Vivarium” and “Red Snow,” the director of which, Marie Clements, he interviews.

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Edmonton International Film Festival: ‘Before You Know It,’ ‘Vivarium’ – Oct 3, 2019

Watch below (Oct. 2): At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Wednesday, Todd James talks to festival co-producer Sydney Moule and highlights documentaries “Nomad In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin” and ” Viewer Discretion Advised.”

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Edmonton International Film Festival: documentaries not to miss – Oct 2, 2019

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Tuesday, Todd James interviewed writer and producer Chris Lee Hill, who is originally from Edmonton.

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EIFF 2019: Interview with Chris Lee Hill – Oct 1, 2019

Watch below: On Monday’s Global News at 5 Edmonton, Todd James told us about some of the films playing at the Edmonton International Film Festival.

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EIFF 2019: Sept. 30 – Sep 30, 2019

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Saturday, Todd James interviewed the director and producer of the film “Miracle Desert.”

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EIFF 2019: Interview with producer and director of ‘Miracle Desert’ – Sep 30, 2019

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Saturday, Todd James interviewed Sean Fredericks, who directed the film “Cannonball.”

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EIFF 2019: Interview with Sean Fredericks – Sep 30, 2019

Watch below: The Edmonton International Film Festival is underway and on Sunday, a couple of directors with films screening at the festival dropped by Global Edmonton to talk about them.

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Directors whose films are featured at EIFF drop by Global Edmonton – Sep 29, 2019

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Saturday, Todd James interviewed film director David Rosfeld.

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EIFF 2019: Interview with film director David Rosfeld – Sep 29, 2019

Watch below: At the Edmonton International Film Festival on Saturday, Todd James interviewed Kwame Mason.

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EIFF 2019: Interview with Kwame Mason – Sep 29, 2019

Watch below: Todd James interviews director Tate Young.

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EIFF 2019: Interview with Tate Young – Sep 28, 2019

Watch below: Todd James speaks to performer Cidny Bullens from “The Gender Line.”

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EIFF: North American premier of ‘The Gender Line’ – Sep 27, 2019

Watch below: The Edmonton International Film Festival is into its 40th decade. The latest edition kicks off Thursday night. Todd James speaks to festival producer Kerrie Long, writer Jonas Chernick and director Jeremy Lalonde.

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1st night of 2019 Edmonton International Film Festival kicks off – Sep 26, 2019

Watch below: On Day 1 of the Edmonton International Film Festival, the subject of one of the films, “The Gender Line,” has an incredible story to tell. Todd James speaks with Cidny Bullens and T.J. Parsell.

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Edmonton International Film Festival: ‘The Gender Line’ – Sep 27, 2019

Watch below (Sept. 27): This week, Minute at the Movies is heading to the Edmonton International Film Festival. Todd James has more on “It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story,” “Before You Know It,” “First Love” and an interview with director Michael Masarof.

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Edmonton International Film Festival: ‘It Must Schwing,’ ‘Before You Know It,’ ‘First Love’ – Sep 27, 2019

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