Play the Fool Film Festival

Our independent jury of experts have finished pouring over the Play the Fool International Short Film submissions from around the world! Official selections will be screened right here at, beginning the morning of April 1, 2022.

The Play the Fool Original films will be available online, on-demand after the live-stream premiere.

Play the Fool Film Festival FREE Live Stream – April 1st

Join us LIVE for the second annual Play the Fool Film Festival, streamed in front of a live audience from Edmonton’s historic Garneau Theatre.

April Fools Day – April 1st, 7pm MDT || WATCH ONLINE HERE at

This program is for mature audiences (14+). IT’S FREE TO WATCH, but if you are able to make a donation to support the Festival, it would mean the world to us.


International Short Film official selections

World Premiere of Play the Fool Original films

Live talkback with Play the Fool Original film creators

2022 AWARDS & PRIZES – announced online April 1st

International Short Film Festival Official Selections are offered screening fees and awards in the following competitive categories, and other jury mentions:

  • Best on Earth 
  • Best in Canada 
  • Best in Alberta 
  • Best Animation 

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