Category Archives: Embedded videos

Submission Deadline is Dec 17

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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Movie Watch – Das Tub

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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Movie Watch – Special Ed

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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Movie Watch – Toyland

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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Nov 18 Feature Film – Beasts of the Southern Wild

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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Movie Watch: This Year’s Student Films

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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Classical Music Shorts

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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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to town

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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Favorite Festival Film

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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10 Tips For Submitting to Festivals

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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