SHORTS & PODCASTS

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With a great selection of Short Film Packages, and our all new LunchPODs Podcast series, NWF2017 is about more than just feature films! Here’s a full list of Short Films & Podcasts, and where to find them:

LunchPODS: May 8-12, noon @ THE NEEDLE

New to NorthwestFest this year, Edmonton’s podcast community is featured in a series of lunchtime conversations on the art of the podcast format and trending topics, plus tips and tricks for aspiring ‘casters. Join us for LunchPods, weekday noon-hours during the festival at the Needle Vinyl Tavern (with snacks provided!).

tickets available at the door. just $5 per session – includes a light snack!

FREE Admission for NWF All-Access PassHolders.

Come support the local broadcasting community, and join in the conversations!

Monday, May 8

Passion Pods: Where Art & Sports Collide

Taylor Chadwick & Chris W. Cook of What It Is are passionate supporters of Edmonton’s local arts scene, but also big supporters of sports – specifically hockey. They’re joined by Erika Ensign of Beginner’s Puck and Steven Schapansky of Hockey Feels to discuss their passion for sport AND the local arts scene. Is there truly a divide between the two, or are the arts and local sport more connected than we assume? Can we support both at the same time? Join these passionate individuals to see whether sport or art ends up dominating the conversation.

Tuesday, Tuesday May 9

Pods on Film: Movie Podcasting in Edmonton

Paul Matwychuk and Erin Fraser of Trash, Art, and the Movies are joined by Matt Bowes of Bollywood Is For Lovers and JP Fournier of The Movie Jerks to talk trends in podcasts about film.

Wednesday, May 10

Short Story Long: How Podcasts Pick Up Where News Outlets Drop Off

Alexandra Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks of The Broadcast join Scott Fralick to dish from their collective journalistic experience on the gap that podcasts fill as news outlets lose staff and focus, and how podcasting allows for formats and conversations that you just can’t hear in traditional news broadcasts.

Thursday, May 11

Sound and Fury: The Key to Outstanding Sound & Content

Hosted by Adam Rozenhart of The Expats Podcast joins including Samantha Power and Lauren Albrecht to discuss the importance of planned and structured content, podcast length, and using the right tech for outstanding sound that shouldn’t break the bank.

Friday, May 12

Together We’re Stronger: YEG’s Podcast Community

Hosted by Karen Unland of Seen & Heard in Edmonton, this hour will discuss news, trends, and developments in Edmonton’s podcast scene, how you can get involved, and possibly where it’s all headed (hint: could a network be in YEG’s future?). Featuring Trina Shessel of the Northern Nerdcast Ben Yendall of Tales from the Hydian Way.

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DOC SHORTS: Shorts Package

ANDRE THE ANTI-GIANT: Dreamers
BIRD CITY LIGHTS: Animal Kingdom
BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION: Perspective Alberta
BETTER TOGETHER: Places
CHASING THE LION: People
CREE CODE TALKER: Perspective Alberta
FIX AND RELEASE: Animal Kingdom
GABEY AND MIKE: A JEWISH SUMMER CAMP LOVE STORY: Music Docs
GARDENERS OF THE FOREST: Animal Kingdom
GEORDIE JAZZ MAN: Dreamers
GHOST TOWNS: Places
GRANDMA LEARNS TO DRIVE: Perspective Alberta
GREEN & YELLOW: People
HANDMADE FILM: Perspective Alberta
KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE: Environment
LESLIE CARON: The Reluctant Star: Music Docs
MELTING STARS: Animal Kingdom
OH MY: Music Docs
RENEWAL IN SUNSET PARK: Environment
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: Places
SOY CUBANA: Music Docs
SURVIVING THE FUNDY FOOTPATH: Environment
THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA: People
THE HORSE WHISPERER: Animal Kingdom
THE JUNCTION – CHILLY GONZALES & PEACHES: Music Docs
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: Places
this river: People

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