The deadline is Thursday, February 21 for Peace Region filmmakers to submit their short films to the 13th Reel Shorts Film Festival May 6-13 in Grande Prairie. Over 5,000 submissions from 116 countries have been received by the regular submission deadline, but there is an extended deadline for films made in the Peace Region of northeast BC and northwest Alberta, and for those made anywhere in the world by filmmakers who currently reside in or have resided in the Peace Region.
There is no submission fee. Films must have a running time of 2-31 minutes and have a completion date of January 1, 2017 or later. The festival selects 80 or more films every year, many of them world, North American, Canadian, or Alberta premieres. Screening fees (royalties) are paid to filmmakers whose films screen at the festival. Films are also eligible for juried and audience choice awards.
The Reel Shorts Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Canadian Screen Awards presented by the ACCT (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television). The festival has enthusiastic audiences as well as the largest school program of any film festival in the Prairie Provinces. Over 2,000 Grade 1-12 students from 20 schools attended the festival in 2018.
See Submit for more information.