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…

Film Selection Process

Since our 5th festival ended on May 8th, I’ve been busy trying to wrap up that festival while already starting to program our 6th festival which will be May 2-6, 2012. In June, I attended 2 of the largest shorts festivals in North America: the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto and the Palm Springs…

Winner of Audience Choice Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Jerome Sable, director of The Legend of Beaver Dam who won the 2011 Reel Shorts Film Festival Audience Choice Award. A record number of votes were cast (1,233) for the 56 eligible films and, for the first year ever, a film from our midnight Psycho Shorts film package won! With record attendance and…

Fabulous new look!

Our souvenir program will go to the printers on Monday and it’s gorgeous!  Our new look is complete – new logo, new website, new design for the program.  It’s the completion of a lightning quick rebranding package put together for us by Chris Beauchamp of Beauchamp Creative. Why did we embark on rebranding?  A comment that…

61 great films

I’ve watched over 600 short films, travelled to two of the major shorts festivals in North America (CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto and the Palm Springs International ShortFest) and two of the major film festivals in Alberta (Edmonton International Film Festival and Calgary International Film Festival), and watched dozens of submissions, and selected…