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Aspiring and emerging filmmakers can develop their skills in cinematic storytelling techniques and gain insight into the new frontier of virtual reality and transmedia through a two-day Filmmaker Insights Symposium May 13-15 at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion (see Locations). Presented … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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These bad boys prove that great Irish shorts are as easy to find as three-leaf clovers! Now before you go and drink too much green beer, watch these lovelies from the Emerald Isle that have screened at our fest over the last … Continue reading

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Yeah, yeah Valentine’s Day sucks. But short films do not! Here’s a little something for everyone whether you’re a die-hard romantic, a cold-hearted cynic, or you simply like to have a giggle. These films show why love is the best, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘Tis the holiday season and time to show our love for one another. Here’s a selection of films that reveal the power of giving. 1. Bird Food The lesson here is don’t be too generous: you might turn out like … Continue reading

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The Reel Shorts Movie Series kicks off with an award-winning zombie movie from South Korea – Train to Busan. When a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, a father and his young daughter struggle to survive on the train … Continue reading

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Halloween is just around the corner and ’tis the season to leave your lights on, sleep with a teddy bear and wear extra-absorbent underwear. Check out this selection of our top horror short films to put a little spook in … Continue reading

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Enjoy two great events this weekend: (1) Virtual Reality Experience, in collaboration with PRIMAA, is a drop-in event at Muskoseepi Pavilion between 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday, Sep 30 when a 360 video camera and 5 VR headsets with a … Continue reading

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Calling all filmmakers! We are accepting submissions until Monday, December 12. Peace Region filmmakers have an extended deadline of Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Submission details can be found on our Submit page. There is no submission fee and we pay … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the award winners of the 2016 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. … Continue reading

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On Sun, Feb 14, the Oscar Animated Shorts package of 9 films will screen at 3:00 pm and the Oscar Live Action Shorts package of 5 films will screen at 7:30 pm at Grande Prairie Live Theatre. See below to … Continue reading

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How do we evaluate films? “How do we find films?” is Part I of our Programming Process series of blogs and can be read here. Scroll down to watch some films that illustrate the 4 criteria that we use to … Continue reading

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How do we find films? What process do we use to find and select films? How does that process differ from other film festivals? While I will answer the first question in this and subsequent blogs, I can’t answer the … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Male is a package of 7 films screening at 7:30pm on Sunday, Sep 27 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre – FREE admission – as a Sneak Preview of the 10th fest May 10-15, 2016. Whether in the modern … Continue reading

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Calling all filmmakers! We are accepting submissions until Monday, December 14. Submission details can be found on our Submit page. There is no submission fee and we pay screening fees to filmmakers for selected films. Official Selections are eligible for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the award winners of the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival! You can watch the Audience Choice winning film below. Jury members Cody Blue Snider, Brian Morey, and Josh Miller (from right to left in the photo below) selected … Continue reading

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The 9th Reel Shorts Film Festival, presented by Hansen Ford Lincoln, is very pleased to announce our program of 108 short films from 25 countries in 19 packages. Check out the Schedule where you can find a pdf of our … Continue reading

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Calling all Peace Region filmmakers and anyone else who’d like to register a team for an adrenaline-filled weekend of filmmaking in the Peace Region! PRIMAA and the fest have joined forces to put on the second annual Frantic48, a 48-hour … Continue reading

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We are very pleased to announce the jury members who will determine the award winners for the Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Peace Region Short: Josh Miller, an award-winning writer/producer and President of … Continue reading

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The theme of this year’s festival – may the shorts be with you – seemed a natural choice considering the first package we put together for the fest was Time Warp which screened on Sep 26 and 28 as part … Continue reading

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The second feature film in this year’s GPLT Movie Series is Force Majeure screening at Grande Prairie Live Theatre at 7:00 pm, Sunday, Jan 18 – check out the trailer below. It has won multiple awards including the Critics Choice … Continue reading

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The 16th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour runs January 11-13 at the Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre at the GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College) with a different line-up of films each night starting at 7:00 pm. This is a major … Continue reading

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Is a filmmaker a customer, a supplier, a beneficiary, or a gambler when it comes to film festivals? As our festival approaches 3,000 submissions (2,847 as I write this) with two weeks left until our submission deadline of Dec 15, … Continue reading

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The GPLT Movie Series begins its 13th season at 7:00 pm, Sunday, Nov 2 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre with Pride, a wonderful film from the UK that was inspired by true events. At the height of the Thatcher era … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Susan Winters who won SCaMP, the Screenplay Competition and Mentorship Program, with her screenplay entitled Little Thailand! She is shown here at the Sneak Preview on Sunday, Sept 28 after Grande Prairie Live Theatre Board of Directors President … Continue reading

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As part of Alberta Culture Days programming in the city, we are happy to present the following FREE screenings: Friday, Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm L106 (Collins Recital Hall), GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College) Time Warp, a unique package of … Continue reading

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Calling all filmmakers! We are accepting submissions until midnight on Monday, December 15. Submission details can be found on our Submit page. There is no submission fee and we pay screening fees to filmmakers for selected films. All Official Selections … Continue reading

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Two filmmakers who had films in our 2014 fest are using crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for their next projects. Not only are the projects interesting on their own merits (I’ve contributed to both), but they’re about as different as … Continue reading

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Calling all screenwriters and filmmakers 18 years of age and older who are current or past Peace Region residents! Announcing SCaMP, the Screenplay Competition and Mentorship Program! Write a script, rewrite it, make a movie. This opportunity is made possible … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the award winners of the 2014 Reel Shorts Film Festival! Jury members Scott Belyea, Meaghan Brander, and Gordie Haakstad selected the following winners from the 15 animated shorts, 15 documentary shorts, and 57 live action shorts that were … Continue reading

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With 37 films from 15 countries screening in 5 different film packages, our school program is one of the largest in the country. Over 1,000 students attended screenings in 2013. The festival also coordinates filmmaker class visits and offers mentorship … Continue reading

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Three big announcements! The Presenting Sponsor of the 8th Reel Shorts Film Festival is Hansen Ford Lincoln in the Gateway Centre. Look for some really cool things to happen during the fest as a result! Secondly, check out the Schedule … Continue reading

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Get your fest passes to the 8th Reel Shorts Film Festival May 7-11 – available to purchase online at www.gplt.ab.ca! Only $60 gives you priority access to a “spectacular” selection of many of the world’s best short films – see … Continue reading

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Calling all Alberta Peace Region screenwriters and filmmakers between the ages of 16 and 24! Announcing the Youth Screenwriter Mentorship Project and Screenplay Competition! Write a script, rewrite it, make a movie. This opportunity for youth is made possible with … Continue reading

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Calling all Peace Region filmmakers and anyone else who’d like to register a team for an adrenaline-filled weekend of filmmaking in the Peace Region! PRIMAA and the fest have joined forces to put on what we’ve affectionately called the Frantic … Continue reading

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[Here’s a great April 3, 2016 article – The seismic shift in the world of film festivals – which includes recent research about Withoutabox and FilmFreeway. It’s well worth reading!] Withoutabox is the Goliath when it comes to platforms that … Continue reading

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The Alberta Media Production Industries Association is offering a great incentive to new members – a 25% discount on a two-year membership which includes FREE access to the annual Professional Development Day on March 15 at NAIT in Edmonton. Get … Continue reading

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The GPLT Movie Series returns with the award-winning PG-rated documentary Spinning Plates at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 19 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre. I saw this film at the Edmonton International Film Festival and loved it. It’s about three … Continue reading

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George Lucas in Love is such a wonderful spoof of how the script for Star Wars was created that I included it in our 2008 fest even though it was nine years old at that point. Directed by Joe Nussbaum and … Continue reading

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The 15th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour runs January 12-14 at the Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre at the GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College) with a different line-up of films each night at 7:00 pm. Hosted by the Wapiti Nordic … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Director Nathan Fast (right) and the rest of the HB production team of (from left) Writer/Producer Imogen Pohl, Cinematographer Chillton Alstad, and Editor Mike Evans for winning the Calgary International Film Festival’s YYC (Youth by Youth Cinema) Best … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Calgary International Film Festival opens Thur, Sep 19 and closes Sat, Sep 29. Our own festival-produced HB, created during the Youth Film Mentorship Project with the support of Encana and the Stanford Hotel, is competing in the Youth by … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Heads-up Grande Prairie and area filmmakers! There’s a great workshop coming to town. Emotion on Film is a hands-on, multi-day workshop taking place in Grande Prairie in August, designed for people interested in either directing or acting for the big … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Our 60-page program can be viewed by clicking Reel Shorts Program. For a printable schedule, click Reel Shorts Schedule Special thanks go out to Kate Foote who whipped this together in record time! It’s going to be a great fest … Continue reading

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Announcing the Reel Shorts Screenwriting Competition for Peace Region filmmakers! Write a script and win a $2,500 production package to make your short film! The submission deadline is noon on Monday, April 29. In an on-going effort to develop filmmaking … Continue reading

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I am thrilled to announce our program of 102 films from 22 countries in 16 packages screening 30 times the week of the fest. That’s the largest program of shorts of any film festival in Alberta. Half are premieres – … Continue reading

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The Youth Film Mentorship Project production team led by Writer/Producer Imogen Pohl has announced their casting call for their short film HB, a comedy about a high school student who tries many crazy and out-of-the-box strategies in an effort to … Continue reading

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I am delighted to announce that the winner of the $10,000 production package that’s included as part of the first Youth Film Mentorship Project is a production team from the Grande Prairie Composite High School with a comedy script called … Continue reading

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Hey Film Fest Fans! Chris Beauchamp here. I’ve been working with Fest Director Terry Scerbak for the past few years on the festival branding and graphic design. Through that collaboration, I also became aware of, and applied to become one … Continue reading

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Get your fest passes now! Only $50 for 5 days of unlimited viewing of many of the world’s best short films including a great selection of 5 Peace Region films! Each Peace Region film will premiere on a different day … Continue reading

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If you’re looking for something completely different from the sentimental sweetness of Valentine’s Day, here’s one of the blackest comedies I’ve ever seen. It’s so dark that I cried the first time I saw it, and yet 2 months later, … Continue reading

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a wonderful film from Sweden that was in our 2009 fest. It’s not a typical love story, but it’s a perfect fit for Valentine’s anyway.

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Thanks to the incredibly talented Chris Beauchamp of Beauchamp Creative, we have the coolest fest poster that I’ve ever seen! It totally captures the spirit of the fest-produced films we’ll be presenting: The Horizon Project on opening night which was … Continue reading

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The Youth Film Mentorship Project is an exciting new initiative that will award a production package worth over $10,000 to an Alberta Peace Region production team (writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor between the ages of 13 and 25) as … Continue reading

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The third film in this season’s GPLT Movie Series is Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, an award-winning documentary about a 19-year-old rock star who was robbed of his ability to play but not his ability to make music. I saw … Continue reading

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The second film in this season’s GPLT Movie Series is The Intouchables, an irreverent, uplifting French comedy (English subtitles) about the friendship between Philippe, a quadriplegic millionaire, and Driss, a young offender of Senegalese descent who is hired as Philippe’s … Continue reading

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The Banff Centre recently announced a National Film Board/Banff Centre Work Study that involved working with Cam Christiansen, a filmmaker who produced, directed, and animated I Have Seen the Future which was in our 2008 festival. Applicants needed the following … Continue reading

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A friend asked me to blog about my top ten films because he wanted to watch them. I didn’t think people would have time to watch that many in a row, but here they are – my top ten picks … Continue reading

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Kirsten Goruk of the Daily Herald-Tribune wrote a great article in Friday’s paper called Work continues on film shot in GP that describes the post-production crowd funding campaign for The Horizon Project on Kickstarter. With 12 days to go, Director Scott … Continue reading

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Monday is the submission deadline for the 2013 Reel Shorts Film Festival. Even though the submission form says that submissions must be received by 4:30 pm on Monday, there’s no need to panic if you haven’t submitted yet. Just get … Continue reading

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Exciting news! Our Shoot for Reel film has a title – The Horizon Project. After months in editing, the film has been locked and sent off to sound, music and visual effects experts by Director/Editor Scott Belyea who then turned … Continue reading

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Das Tub is a delightful 4-minute short film from New Zealand that screened in the junior high package at our last fest. Director James Cunningham is the instructor of the Advanced 3D Productions course at Media Design School in Auckland and … Continue reading

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I am really excited about the next 2 films in the GPLT Movie Series – The Intouchables from France (French with English subtitles) on January 27 and Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet from the US on February 10. The Intouchables … Continue reading

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Many schools in Grande Prairie will send kids home with report cards today which means many teachers will face two evenings of parent-teacher interviews next week. Special Ed is a film from our 2012 festival that the teachers on our … Continue reading

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With Remembrance Day almost here, I’d like to share an Academy-Award winning film from Germany that we screened as part of the Oscar-Nominated Live Action package in 2009 and in the school program (both the junior high and the high … Continue reading

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The first of this winter season’s line-up of feature films in the GPLT Movie Series is Beasts of the Southern Wild which won 4 awards at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, 2 awards at Sundance  including the Grand Jury Prize … Continue reading

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FREE SCREENING! Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1:30 pm Grande Prairie Live Theatre Tour the world in 70 minutes with this package of 7 great films from Canada, the US, France, Germany, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. These docs, comedies, and … Continue reading

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Our Call for Entries opened on September 15 and will close at 4:30 pm on Monday, December 17. Guidelines and submission form can be found on our Submit page. We don’t charge a submission fee and we pay screening fees … Continue reading

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The interns spent Thursday and Friday (Days 10 and 11) in the GPRC Mac lab editing footage from the first two days of shooting. Director Scott Belyea demonstrates his editing techniques to Chris Beauchamp (left) and Mike Bourree (right). The … Continue reading

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Tuesday – the last day of shooting. We start at noon because we’ll be staying late to get the night shots. Cyril Cook (Soldier) stands in the long grass ready to approach the bus in the first scene of the … Continue reading

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Monday – the start of Week 2 of Shoot for Reel and Day 5 of shooting. Amazingly, all the actors came back for more scenes in a black bus on a hot summer day. Their dedication astounds me. I know … Continue reading

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Sunday was overcast with rain showers moving through the area – not good for the aerial shots from the helicopter that Scott and Scooter want to get today. While Scooter and Ryan take the 5-ton Whites truck to the farm … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 14 (Day 6 of Shoot for Reel; Day 4 of shooting) starts at 9 am at the “circus”, the farmer’s field we’re using as base camp for the remainder of shooting. There were lots of cow patties so … Continue reading

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The entrance of the transformed bus in its first big scene. Travis Fowler plays the Bus Driver. Everyone had masks on and the camera was wrapped in plastic for the shots with the bus entering the depot because of all … Continue reading

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In addition to other scenes, most of the opening sequence was shot today. A lot of the actors were involved so the old adage of “hurry up and wait” applied as they waited for the dolly shot to be set … Continue reading

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Day 1 of shooting!  The Art Department headed by Joelle Lawton arrived at our depot location at 7:00 am, the crew and some of the actors arrived at 8:00 am, and all but a few of the remaining actors arrived … Continue reading

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Since a bus plays a critical role in our short film, it was almost the first thing that Scott (director) and Dave (producer) lined up when they arrived in Grande Prairie on June 25th. Not only did they find one … Continue reading

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Day 1 was all about expecting the unexpected. The schedule had shown Day 1 would be spent in a second-floor classroom learning camera and gear. Then the guys decided it made more sense to take the interns out to the … Continue reading

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Director Scott Belyea and Producer Dave Rice from Vancouver have been here for 2 weeks prepping for it.  Michael Bourree has been working with them finding locations. The other guys from Vancouver – Scooter Corkle, Blair Dykes, Matt Reed, and Ryan Skeete … Continue reading

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Every June I go to Toronto for the Worldwide Short Film Festival to pick films for next year’s fest, but this year’s trip was extra special because Scott Belyea and Scooter Corkle were there with their film Children of the … Continue reading

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Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree have done an amazing job again this year leading the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops which showcase the filmmaking talents of the junior high and high school students who participated.  In only 2½ days, … Continue reading

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Shoot for Reel is a 2-week filmmaking internship training program that we’re offering July 9-20 in collaboration with Grande Prairie Regional College.  Ten interns will assist in the shooting and editing of a short film under the direction of award-winning … Continue reading

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The best way to get a sense of what a film is like is by watching the trailer.  While almost all feature films have a trailer, most short films don’t, but the following shorts in our program do, so here … Continue reading

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For a pdf of our 56-page program, click here.  For a printable pdf of our schedule, click here.

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New to this year’s fest – our $40 Films, Fossils & Fun package for families.  Contact the GPLT Box Office to purchase this great package deal! It includes 4 ticket vouchers (2 adults and 2 students) to a film package … Continue reading

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Los Angeles filmmaker and screenwriting consultant Michelle Steffes will teach 2 screenwriting workshops during the festival – a 2-day feature screenwriting workshop called Clubbing Inspiration ($125)  on Thursday and Friday, May 3-4 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and a … Continue reading

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GPLT’s Movie Series, the winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, has saved the best for last as this year’s season ends on Sunday with the Oscar-nominated Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar. In addition to winning accolades … Continue reading

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“We love short shorts.”  It was fest team member Adrian Tanasichuk who came up with this catchy theme for our 2012 festival.  And it was fest team member, photographer and designer Chris Beauchamp of Beauchamp Creative who came up with … Continue reading

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If you loved the Oscar-nominated documentary Food Inc which we screened as part of the GPLT Movie Series on Sept. 27, 2009, you will love Pink Ribbons, Inc which is now playing at the Jan Cinema in Grande Prairie.  What … Continue reading

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Next up in the GPLT Movie Series, the winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is Le Havre, a PG-rated French-language film (with English subtitles) that blends deadpan, ironic humour with social commentary.  Marcel Marx … Continue reading

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Good music is such an important part of a good film, but when the music exists before the film is shot, does that make it a music video?  This was a distinction that one filmmaker made to me when I … Continue reading

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For the 13th year, Jodi and Jason Henry of Valhalla Pure Outfitters will be bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to Grande Prairie at 7 pm on Sunday and Monday, January 15-16 at the Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre … Continue reading

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Next up in the GPLT Movie Series, the winter series of feature films affiliated with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, is The Whistleblower, a 14A-rated political thriller starring Rachel Weisz as Kathy Bolkovac.  Based on the true story of Bolkovac’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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With our submission deadline of December 15 less than 2 weeks away, the number of short films I’ve looked at since our last fest has just passed the 500 mark and we’ve received over 100 submissions so far from 26 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The easiest way to illustrate why filmmaking is the most collaborative art form is to look at one of my favorite films from past festivals: The Passenger. It’s a 7-minute short that was entirely self-funded and self-produced, as well as … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Most people can rattle off a long list of famous actors, a much shorter list of famous directors, but maybe only a few producers.   What does a producer do, particularly when it comes to making films in Canada? Apparently, even … Continue reading

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The beautifully animated One Rat Short from our 2007 festival won several awards at other festivals including Best Animated Short Film at the 2007 Cleveland International Film Festival.  Written and directed by Alex Weil, it was the first short film … Continue reading

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I love short films! Remarkably, they are like short stories. They pack a lot of “punch” in a limited amount of time. And you get to view a whole bunch in the same time you would view a full length … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Of the 16 National Film Board films we’ve shared with audiences over the course of our first 5 film festivals, the one that screened at our first festival Mar 23-25, 2007 was the most critically acclaimed, winning the Academy Award … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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So you want to be a director. Does that mean tuition of $32,000 (or more) awaits you? Not necessarily, but let me digress for a moment. Trevor Anderson is the Edmonton Writer/Producer/Director of The High Level Bridge which was in … Continue reading

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When the festival started the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops in 2009, we wondered where and how we’d show the student films created in each workshop.  The students brainstorm ideas and then pitch them to the workshop leaders – Scott Belyea, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Well, we’re about half-way through the festival now, and there’s still time to see some awesome screenings. I got out today to both the Gruff & Stuff screening and to see some of the student filmmakers in action down at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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It’s been five years since Terry Scerbak launched the Reel Shorts Film Festival, and it’s been a great ride. We’re really excited to be launching a new brand for the fest that matches the high-caliber of our annual film program.

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