The main collaborators behind Sophia, on set. Left to right: camera afficianado/producer Cam Belseth, writer/director Rory Mells, director of photography Chris Beauchamp. Photo by Laura Beauchamp.

Submit Sep 18 to Nov 30 for 2018 Fest

We are grateful to all the filmmakers and distributors who submitted their films to our 2017 festival: 5,074 submissions were received from 131 countries in addition to hundreds of other short films that were seen at other festivals or requested for consideration. See How do we evaluate films? to read about our evaluation process and…

2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners of the 2017 Reel Shorts Film Festival! These films were showcased in the Best of the Fest package presented by Big Country and Hansen Ford Lincoln. For a pdf of the 56-page program, click here. Jury members (left to right) Dylan Pearce from Edmonton, Gordie Haakstad from Edmonton, and Scott…

Filmmaker Insights Symposium

Aspiring and emerging filmmakers can develop their skills in cinematic storytelling techniques and gain insight into the new frontier of virtual reality and transmedia during the Filmmaker Insights Symposium May 13-15 at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion (see Locations). Presented in collaboration with PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association), jury members and filmmakers share their…

2017 Jury Members

We are very pleased to announce the jury members who will determine the award winners for Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes, Best Live Action 15+ Minutes, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short. Scott Belyea is a Vancouver filmmaker who grew up in Grande Prairie. In 2016, he directed HE LOVES YOU NOT, a…

Oscar Shorts poster

Oscar Shorts on Saturday Feb 25

On Saturday, Feb 25, the Oscar Animated Shorts package of 8 films will screen at 3:00 pm and the Oscar Live Action Shorts package of 5 films will screen at 7:30 pm at GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre) – see location info here. See below to view the trailers for 12 of the 13 films…