Submission Deadline is Dec 16

With less than 3 weeks remaining until our submission deadline of Dec 16 for the next Reel Shorts Film Festival May 7-11, 2014, we’ve received 282 submissions. There’s usually a big batch that come in just before the deadline and our programming team is eager for more! New this year is that we’re accepting online…

Sneak Preview of 2014 Fest

FREE SCREENING! Friday, Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm Grande Prairie Live Theatre Life is short. So are films. See nine of the films that will be in our 2014 fest. Celebrate the world premiere of a Grande Prairie film while exploring the globe with cinematic delights from Canada, the US, Europe, and Iran. Enjoy a…

Call for Submissions for 8th fest

Calling all filmmakers! We are accepting submissions until midnight on Monday, December 16. Submission details can be found on our Submit page. We don’t charge a submission fee and we pay screening fees for selected films. For our 2013 fest, we received 365 submissions from 41 countries and considered another 619 films that were seen…

Reel Shorts Added to Academy (ACCT) Approved Fests

Our festival has been recognized as an ACCT (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television) approved festival which means that Canadian filmmakers whose films were accepted into our 2013 festival can use that acceptance towards their application requirements for the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards (submission deadline Oct 18, 2013). Kirsten Goruk of the Daily Herald-Tribune wrote…

Winner of 2013 Audience Choice Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Davidson, Writer/Director of A Senior Moment which won the 2013 Reel Shorts Film Festival Audience Choice Award. After HB, the film created during the Youth Film Mentorship Project, led off the Best of the Fest film package, the countdown of the top audience choice films began with Kidnapped (Gekidnapped) at #5, The…

Editing for Filmmakers workshop

For filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers who have a love for filmmaking and a desire to better understand the artistic world of editing, we have a great workshop for you! Taught by Gordie Haakstad, the Editing for Filmmakers: Exploring the Final Rewrite workshop will be an excellent chance to delve into the artistic and emotional concepts…

School Program

With 45 films from 14 countries screening in 5 different film packages, our school program is one of the largest in the country: Flights of Imagination (Gr 1-3) with 3 screening times suitable for schools as well as a screening time on the weekend: Tues, Apr 30 @ 9:30 am Tues, Apr 30 @ 1:00…