Favorite Festival Film

With Christmas less than a week away, I’d like to share my favorite film from the 289 we’ve screened over the first 5 years of the fest.  It’s from Belgium, 14 minutes long, and it was the first Oscar-nominated film that we had as an Official Selection.  It was 2008, and the film is Tanghi…

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Starbuck is a crowd-pleasing comedy from Quebec

Next up in the GPLT Movie Series, a winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is Starbuck, a heartwarming comedy from Quebec (French with English subtitles).  Screening at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Nov 27 at Second Street Theatre (tickets $10; students $5), it’s a “sparkling crowd-pleaser” (Chris Knight, National Post)…

Transmedia – Workshop & Video Presentation

Traditional storytelling using one particular medium may soon be overtaken by transmedia storytelling which Henry Jenkins defines as “a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes it own unique contribution to the unfolding…

May the Farce Be With You

With Halloween over, Christmas is right around the corner.  For Star Wars fans, what could be better than the Blu-ray set Star Wars: The Complete Saga?  Some changes have been made to the original movies which has infuriated die-hard fans, but the special features (deleted scenes, featurettes, spoofs and docs) have made it a huge…

Call for Entries

I’m excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Reel Shorts Film Festival.  The submission deadline is 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 15.  Details can be found on our Submit page. What can filmmakers expect from our festival?  It is to be expected that programmers are a little biased about their…