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 ten years. 1. Best Church Scene – The Confession – PG (Sexual Content) I was…Details
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, why it’s the worst, and why it can be downright weird. 1. Best Tribute to…Details
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 location info here. See below to view the trailers for 12 of the 13 films…Details
‘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 this guy. 2. A Fistful of Presents There’s hope for those of you on the…Details
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 from Seoul to Busan. Won Best Film at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival; and Best…Details
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 your life. Warning: do not watch alone. Some films may containÂ violence, gore, sexual content and/or…Details
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 variety of content will be available to try out while award-winning Edmonton Director Dylan Pearce…Details
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 screening fees to filmmakers for selected films. Official Selections are eligible for four juried awards:…Details
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. You can watch two of the award-winning films below! Jury members (from right to left…Details
For a printable pdf of the Schedule, click here. For a pdf of the 56-page program, click here. Fest passes can be purchased for $65 by contacting GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre). Info on all the packages and films will be available on the website soon.
Itâ€™s been a busy year for the Festâ€™s programming team. After watching 4,300 submissions from 120 countries and considering another 500 films, we had over 4,800 films to choose from. We selected 83 films from 27 countries including one feature film from Vancouver. There were 18 members of the programming team diligently watching films in Victoria, Edmonton, Fairview, Valleyview, and Grande Prairie. Programming the fest was a team effort and we hope that you enjoy the films that we found for you!
This is our third year as a competitive film festival and we are thrilled to have as jury members Scott Belyea, Mark Sawers, and Andrew Scholotiuk who will decide the juried award winners and participate on the Filmmaker Insights Day panels on Saturday. A special treat for fest audiences this year is that we have a feature film in the fest â€“ No Men Beyond This Point written and directed by Mark Sawers.
Writer/Producer/Director Lucas Martell (THE OCEANMAKER in the Big Dreams package) will lead a workshop on the making of his award-winning animated film: Making Oceans – Behind the Scenes of “The OceanMaker”. He and Producer Christina Martell will participate on panels as well.
We are excited to be collaborating again with PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Society) on the Frantic48 Film Challenge and Filmmaker Insights Day. As a result of these and other initiatives over the years, we have four Peace Region films in the fest. They are in the Could Be Love package (SMOOTH MOVES – Writer/Directors Chris Beauchamp and Cris Seppola-Podsada), the Turning Point package (LEAVING SID – Writer/Director Monty Simo), and the Psycho Shorts package (LAZARUS â€“ Producer Eric Durnford; and THE SOUVENIR â€“ Writer/Directors Gordie Haakstad and Chris Beauchamp). One of these films will win the Best Peace Region Short Award at the Peace Region & Guest Encore package which will also include THE OCEANMAKER with Writer/Producer/Director Lucas Martell and Producer Christina Martell in attendance.
Hope you can join us as we celebrate Ten Short Years!