The 2021 edition of Edmonton International Film Festival started on October 1st and ended on 10th. EIFF is Academy Award qualifying with the awards International Short Film Award, Animated Short Film Award. This was the 35th edition of the festival.

Winners have been announced, with the exception of the People’s Choice which is open for voting until the end of the month as stated in this page with all the winners (check it out for the other non-short awards!).

Jury Awards for Shorts

Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
Denzel by Michael Gamarano Singleton (United Kingdom)

Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film (Animation)
Life’s a Bitch by Varya Yakovleva (Russian Federation) 

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
Maalbeek by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis (France)

The Allen (Cooke) Award for Outstanding Lunchbox Short
Yoruga by Federico Torrado Tobón (USA)

The Bobby (Riddell) Award for Excellence in Cinematography
Aaron Munson as Cinematographer for The Long Today by Niobe Thompson (Canada)

Best Live Action Short (Alberta)
Boneyard Racers by David Heacock (Canada) 

Best Live Action Short (Canada)
Mr. James is Dead by Josh Aries, Daniel Irving (Canada)

Best Documentary Short (Alberta)
Blind Ambition: The Story of Wop May by Frederick Kroetsch, Tom Robinson (Canada) 

Best Documentary Short (Canada)
The Time We Have Left by Blake McWilliam, Niobe Thompson (Canada) 

Best Animation Short (Alberta)
Back Home Again by Michael Mankowski (Canada) 

Best Animation Short (Canada)
No Title by Alexandra Myotte (Canada) 

The Wedgie Award: Best Comedy Short (ex aequo)
David by Zachary Woods (USA)
Hope by Harmen Van Andel (Canada)

Honorable Mention: Best Short Film (Live Action)
The Ephemeral by Jorge Muriel (Spain)