CSIF proudly presents the first inaugural Stinger Awards, to be held on November 24, 2018 at Festival Hall in Calgary, Canada. Named for filmmaker slang for A/C extension cords on a film set, the Stinger Awards is dedicated to recognizing the determination and talent of Southern Alberta filmmakers from all career levels.

Designed to inject a little electricity into the filmmaking community in Southern Alberta, Stinger Awards will provide artists and technicians with an array of awards recognizing their work on screen. With awards ranging from "Best Short Form Narrative" and "Best Long Form Documentary", to "Best Animated Production" and "Friend of the Community”, this event is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the amazing work of the talented locale.

- The awards will be open to all filmmakers located in Red Deer and south, within Alberta (Please note: your address must be entered with each submission in order to qualify)
- Films will need to have been completed between November 24, 2016 – October 27, 2018
- Unless otherwise noted, submitters shall be 18 years or older
- Best Student Production category ONLY: Residents of Southern Alberta currently enrolled in an educational Institution
*Students enrolled outside of the province are eligible to apply for this award, as long as their primary residence is within Southern Alberta
- Must own the rights to the project and retain creative control
- There is no limit to the number of submissions per category, however, each submission must be listed on its own form.

Film Budget
Best Short Form Narrative
Best Short Form Documentary
Best Music Video

Best Student Production* project completed by a student no age restriction

Best Animated Production

Best Long Form Narrative
Best Long Form Documentary
Best Web Series

Best Actor

Best Actress

Friend of the Community Award

By submitting to the Stinger Awards, you affirm that:
- You own or have gained the rights for the film you are putting forward;
- Agree that the Stinger Awards and CSIF can screen all or part of your work as part of the Stinger Award ceremony. However, please note that the Stinger Awards does not agree, commit, nor is obligated to screen all or part of your film during any part of the Stinger Award

Overall Rating
  • Wayne Bradford

    What a great night! An inaugural winner of an event! Can't wait to see this event grow!!!

    December 2018
  • Well organised, great competition and a so much fun.

    December 2018