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10 Short Films for Halloween that are Sure to Scare Your Shorts Off

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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SCaMP – Screenplay Competition and Mentorship Program

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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Movie Watch – George Lucas in Love

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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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 … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Peace Region filmmakers with films in CIFF and EIFF!

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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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, … Continue reading

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Movie Watch – Six Shooter

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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Movie Watch – Passing Hearts

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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Animation Schools and Animated Short Films to Watch

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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Movie Watch – Top Ten Films

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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