For Immediate Release

March 17, 2006

Ph:  780.699.6850

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The World�s Hottest Commercials without the world�s worst TV�


April 14 to April 27 at Edmonton�s historic Garneau Theatre



The Edmonton International Film Festival (September 29 to October 7, 2021) is presenting a theatrical screening of the best TV commercials from around the world.   And if the lure of wall-to-wall, 30-second, propagandist films isn�t enough � a portion of every ticket sold goes to help support the 20th Edmonton International Film Festival.  


Direct from the Clio Awards in Miami, Florida, the World�s Hottest Commercials is 90-minutes of the Bronze, Silver and Gold television award winners. 


Kerrie Long, General Manager of EIFF, attends the Clio Awards in Miami each year as a producer with local commercial film company Frame 30 Productions.  �The 2005 Clio Award winning television ads are as strong as ever.  It�s always great fun to see creative work from other parts of the world and meet the people who turn 30-seconds of airtime into compelling, watch able entertainment.  We are proud to be working again with the Clio Awards team and their partners in Canada, ihaveanidea, and offering Edmontonians a small taste of the art of commercial filmmaking.  For the first time this year, we�re putting a little of the film festival experience into the mix with an Opening Night Gala of the World�s Hottest Commercials � also a fundraiser event for EIFF�.


Opening Night Gala is Thursday, April 13th at Garneau Theatre.  Advance tickets to Opening Night are $20 and available online at or at Princess and Garneau Theatres.   Doors open at 5:30.  Complimentary drinx and nibblies.  Film rolls at 7.


Regular screenings run at 7 & 9 each night from April 14th to 27th with 2 p.m. matinees on weekends and statutory holidays.  For ticket prices, go to and click on �Garneau�.

For more information contact: Kerrie Long at 780-423-0844 or [email protected].