Film Submissions Now Open

Film Submissions Now Open

Sled Island’s film programming focuses on independent shorts, narrative features and documentaries screened in nontraditional venues. We are interested in films that have a strong relationship to music, but this is not a requirement. For 2015, we are accepting submissions of shorts and feature-length films from the following genres: animation, comedy, documentary.

To submit a film for consideration in the 2015 festival, please fill out a submission form by February 5, 2015 at 11:59pm MST.

Don’t forget - band submissions are open, too! Apply today!


Sled Island 2015 Early Bird Passes Now On Sale!


'Tis the season to get excited for...summer!?! YES. It brings us oh so much joy to announce that...Sled Island 2015 festival PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE! Just early enough for holiday shopping, but just late enough to not cause Black Friday-esque riots, we've put them up at special early bird rates (20% off!). These early bird passes are available in limited quantities - buy yours (or your friend's) now!

Discovery Pass - $159 (limited quantity available)
All-Access Festival Pass
Grants access to all Sled Island events including 250+ bands, comedy shows, film screenings, art exhibitions and installations and special events!

Discovery Plus Pass - $279 (limited quantity available)
All-Access Festival Pass (everything you get from the Discovery Pass)
Plus Priority Access (skip to the front of any line-ups!), score a sweet silk-screened Sled Island tote bag filled with special delegate inserts and more!

All-Ages Pass - $40 (limited quantity available)
Created specifically with our "under 18" buddies in mind, an All-Ages Pass offers full access to the all-ages venues, including Olympic Plaza, Tubby Dog and many more.
Please note that the All-Ages Pass is for festival attendees that are still under 18 years by June 24, 2015 - valid ID is required at pickup.

We've started programming the 2015 festival and...spoiler alert: it's going to be a really, really good one!


Free Scion x Sled Island Double 7" - Fist City / Lab Coast / Mark Mills / Dominic Pierce - Get It!

Scion Sessions

The fine folks at Scion Sessions put together a killer, very limited edition double 7" chock full of Calgary talent: Fist City, Lab Coast, Mark Mills and Dominic Pierce...complete with incredible artwork by illustrator Jarett Sitter. Guess what? It's being released into the wild...this week...for FREE. Yup, FREE DOUBLE 7"!!

Each day we'll be announcing new pick-up spots across Calgary on our Facebook page and through Twitter. We're going to kick things off with the following locations in our hood!

Local 510 - 510 17 Ave SW
Phil & Sebastian - 2207 4 St SW
Shelf Life Books - 1302 4 St SW
Sled Island Offices - 2206-A 4 St SW
Sloth Records - 7368 17 Ave SW

To celebrate the release of the 7" and continue in their drive to get to know Calgary artists, Scion had local filmmakers Ramble direct a brand-new video for one of the songs: Dominic Pierce's "Vertical Feel." Check it out now!