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…

Screenwriting Competition

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 in the region and to showcase more Peace Region films in the festival, we are…

2013 Schedule & Films

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 – world, North American, Canadian, or Albertan – and half are award-winners. We considered over 1,000…

Fest Passes available now!

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 but we’ll have an encore screening of them in a Best of the Peace Region…

2013 Fest Poster

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 shot during the Shoot for Reel internship program last summer, and the film that will…