2017 Jury Members
Scott Belyea is a Vancouver filmmaker who grew up in Grande Prairie. In 2016, he directed HE LOVES YOU NOT, a feature-length thriller for Reel One Entertainment that is currently in post-production. He directs commercials for Barbershop Films and has several feature-length scripts in development with his own production company, Marian Pictures.
Six of the short films Scott wrote, directed, and edited have won awards during their festival tours including Children of the Dark which won the Audience Choice award and Best Film award at the 2011 Bloodshots Filmmaking Challenge. He won Best Peace Region Short at the 2015 Reel Shorts Film Festival for his short film, Outside the Lines.
Scott has developed and led a progression of training initiatives at the Reel Shorts Film Festival from the first 2-hour workshop for school groups in 2007 to the 2-week internship program in 2012 and the Youth Film Mentorship Project in 2013. In 2014, Scott mentored 12 screenwriters during SCaMP (Screenplay Competition and Mentorship Program). He was a jury member for the festival in 2014 and 2016.
In addition to serving on the jury, Scott will present the following workshop and participate on the following panels: