• Extreme Measures   

    • Presented by Free FM and rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Violence), these films involve situations that drove people to take extreme measures to get what they want. Sometimes their actions were admirable, but more often, they were not. Award-winners in this package include a documentary, an animated short, and a black comedy. The package includes three foreign-language films (German, Spanish, and Norwegian) with English subtitles.
      • Thur, May 8 @ 8:30 pm GPLT
  • Families Like Mine   

    • Presented by Moose FM, these films about families show how love is the common ingredient that families all over the world have in common. This package is rated 10+ (Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter). It has two documentaries, two foreign-language films (Swedish and Finnish) with English subtitles, and three comedies.
      • Sat, May 10 @ 8:30 pm GPLT
  • Oscar Animated Shorts   

    • A package of eight animated shorts including the five nominated for an Oscar in 2014.
      • Sun, May 11 @ 9:00 am GPLT
  • Oscar Live Action Shorts   

    • A package of the five live action shorts nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Rated 14A (Coarse Language, Violence).
      • Thur, May 8 @ 3:30 pm GPLT
  • Pizza Party & Psycho Shorts   

    • Presented by Rock 97 and Pizza Hut, this popular package of horror shorts starts with a pizza party at 11:30 pm followed by a package of horror shorts at midnight. Rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Gory Violence). Local filmmaker Devon Burbank will introduce her film THE VISITOR.
      • Fri, May 9 @ 11:30 pm Jan Cinema
  • Filming Wolves: Secrets of Wildlife Cinematography   

    • Yl Country Radio presents this 60-minute presentation and Q&A by Andrew Manske
      • Sat, May 10 @ 1:30 pm GPLT
  • Looking for Love   

    • Presented by Q99 and the Stanford Hotel, this entertaining package is rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content) and charts the bumpy course of love, from sweet and romantic to pure animal attraction. It includes three comedies and four foreign-language films (Finnish, Hebrew, Swedish, and Persian) with English subtitles.
      • Wed, May 7 @ 7:30 pm GPLT; Fri, May 9 @ 12:30 pm GPLT
  • Hidden Stories (Grade 10-12 Social Studies)   

    • Chosen by teachers and presented by CKUA, this package of award-winning films is rated 10+ (Coarse Language, Gory Scenes). It explores world events through the hidden stories of individual people. Spanning Europe, Africa, South America and the US, this package includes an Oscar-nominated documentary, an Oscar-nominated drama, and four subtitled films with dialogue in Somali, Spanish, and German. In all of them, the strength of the human spirit to connect, to forgive, and to find hope is inspiring.
      • Wed, May 7 @ 9:45 am Jan Cinema; Sat, May 10 @ 6:00 pm GPLT
  • Magic Time (Grade 1-3)   

    • Chosen by teachers, this delightful package contains 7 films with a focus on friendship. There will be a Q&A with filmmaker Alison Parker (THE MAGIC FERRET).
      • Tues, May 6 @ 9:30 am Jan Cinema; Tues, May 6 @ 12:30 pm Jan Cinema; Wed, May 7 @ 10:45 am GPLT; Sat, May 10 @ 11:30 am GPLT
  • Mark the Day (Grade 10-12 English/Languages)   

    • Chosen by teachers and rated 10+ (Coarse Language, Gory Scenes), these films reflect on questions of identity, adversity, and adventure. In addition to a drama, two documentaries, and a very funny black comedy, there are four foreign-language films with English subtitles: two in French and two in German.
      • Wed, May 7 @ 12:30 pm Jan Cinema; Thur, May 8 @ 6:00 pm GPLT
  • Frantic 48 & Youth Screenplay Awards   

    • The Frantic 48 films produced, shot, and edited in only 48 hours May 2-4 will screen in this package. Two awards will be presented by Community Futures: the juried Frantic 48 Best Film Award and the Frantic 48 Audience Choice Award. There will also be presentation of the Best Youth Screenplay Award by Encana and a table read of the winning script.
      • Sat, May 10 @ 3:30 pm GPLT
  • Connect/Disconnect   

    • This package is rated 14+ (Coarse Language) and contains films about connecting at a distance, whether by phone or by bomb. It includes two award-winners, a documentary, and a Spanish-language film with English subtitles.
      • Fri, May 9 @ 3:30 pm GPLT
  • Portrait of Fatherhood   

    • This package is rated 14+ (Coarse Language) and portrays fathers from the perspective of their children, young or grown up, and ends with a documentary about three men about to become fathers. Though sometimes flawed, these men are loving fathers trying to do their best for their children. There are two documentaries and three foreign-language films (Arabic, Dutch, and German) with English subtitles.
      • Wed, May 7 @ 5:00 pm GPLT; Fri, May 9 @ 9:30 am GPLT
  • Antarctica & the Grand Slam of Mountaineering   

    • Presented by Capstan Hauling, this package is a wonderful pairing of a New Zealand feature-length documentary about Antarctica with a presentation by mountaineer Horacio Galanti on the progress he’s made in attaining the Grand Slam of Mountaineering: climb the highest mountain of each continent (the Seven Summits) and reach by foot the North and South Poles. Antarctica will be the final step in achieving this goal which only a handful of people have accomplished. After the documentary, there will be an intermission followed by Horacio’s presentation and Q&A.
      • Tues, May 6 @ 7:00 pm GPLT
  • A New World (Grade 4-6)   

    • Chosen by teachers, this package contains films about friendship, prejudice, bullying, dinosaurs, and pet ownership. In addition to three comedies, there is a documentary, a story from Inuit oral history, and two foreign-language films (French and Dutch) with English subtitles.
      • Wed, May 7 @ 12:45 pm GPLT; Thur, May 8 @ 12:30 pm Jan Cinema; Sat, May 10 @ 9:00 am GPLT
  • Weapons of Choice   

    • The weapons used in these films include fire, fists, bombs, poison, and of course guns. Rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence, Substance Abuse), this diverse package includes an animated documentary, award-winning films, and three foreign-language films (Dutch, Spanish, and German) with English subtitles.
      • Fri, May 9 @ 9:00 pm GPLT
  • 2014 Best of the Fest   

    • Presented by Big Country and ATB Financial, this package is rated 10+ (Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Frightening Scenes) and includes the winners of the Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short as determined by our jury. It also includes the winner of the Audience Choice Award and the runners-up.
      • Sun, May 11 @ 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 8:00 pm GPLT
  • Step This Way (Grade 7-9)   

    • Chosen by teachers and rated 10+ (Violence, Nudity), these films are about self-awareness and resisting the pressures to conform. This package includes a documentary, three comedies, and a great stop motion animation film illustrating how to do stop motion animation. Two foreign-language films with English subtitles are also included: a French drama about a 12-year-old figure skater and a Dutch documentary about a boy in the Netherlands who finds a way to deal with the bullying he suffers because of his love of ballroom dancing.
      • Mon, May 5 @ 12:30 pm GPLT; Thur, May 8 @ 9:30 am Jan Cinema; Sun, May 11 @ 11:30 am GPLT
  • Here Now & Hereafter   

    • From the profound (Vultures of Tibet) to the darkly hilarious (The Funeral of Harald Kramer), this package, which is rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Substance Abuse) has films that take the darkest subject and find light, humor or insight.
      • Fri, May 9 @ 6:30 pm GPLT
  • Sneak Preview   

    • Life is short. So are films. See nine of the films that will be in our 2014 fest. Celebrate the world premiere of a Grande Prairie film while exploring the globe with cinematic delights from Canada, the US, Europe, and Iran. Enjoy a favorite genre from this wonderfully diverse package that includes a documentary, dramas, and comedies. With a rating of 10+ and parental advisories of Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Mature Subject Matter, and Sexual Content, this package is not recommended for young children. The two foreign-language films (French and Persian) have English subtitles. There will be an intermission during the package and a Q&A with The Visitor Director Devon Burbank following it. Audience members are welcome to attend the after-party upstairs in Encores.
      • Friday, Sep 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm