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…Details
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 our festival a few short weeks ago.Â It was also at Sundance and at TIFF…Details
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.Â The students brainstorm ideas and then pitch them to the workshop leaders – Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree – who then pick the most feasible idea and help…Details
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…Details
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 Muskoseepi Pavillion and the Grande Prairie Museum. I wanted to share some of the photos…Details
Our souvenir program willÂ go to the printers on Monday and it’s gorgeous!Â Our new look is complete – new logo, new website, new design for the program.Â 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? Â A comment that…Details
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…Details
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.