All the Wild Horses

Virtual Cinema – 6 Documentaries to Watch

The Reel Shorts Virtual Cinema has SIX feature-length documentaries to enjoy! We have teamed up with Toronto distributor Blue Ice Docs to offer curated online streaming of great feature-length documentaries which are not available to watch on any other streaming platform in Canada. Half of the net proceeds from the on-demand streaming fee of $9.99/film…

Beyond Moving

Virtual Cinema – 4 Documentaries to Watch

The Reel Shorts Virtual Cinema has FOUR feature-length documentaries to enjoy! We have teamed up with Toronto distributor Blue Ice Docs to offer curated online streaming of great feature-length documentaries which are not available to watch on any other streaming platform in Canada. Half of the net proceeds from the on-demand streaming fee of $9.99/film…

The Booksellers

Virtual Cinema – Week 1

The Reel Shorts Virtual Cinema opened on Friday, May 1st with the first two feature-length documentaries. Each Friday two new documentaries are added. We have teamed up with Toronto distributor Blue Ice Docs to offer curated online streaming of great feature-length documentaries which are not available to watch on any other streaming platform in Canada.…

FiLMS AHOY 2021

14th Fest Postponed to 2021

The 14th Reel Shorts Film Festival has been postponed from our originally announced dates of May 4-11, 2020 to our new dates of April 26 to May 3, 2021. All of the films selected for this year’s festival will be invited to screen at next year’s festival. Although in-person viewing of our fest films has…

Visit Grande Prairie for the 2020 Festival

Visit Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada Grande Prairie (population 69,000) is 464 km northwest of Edmonton on Highway 43, about a 4.5-hour drive. As the centre of the region, it supports a surrounding population of 260,000 people. Flights to Grande Prairie Both WestJet and Air Canada offer daily direct flights between YQU (Grande Prairie Airport) and…

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Early Bird Fest Pass $50 until Feb 29

No need to buy individual tickets! With a Fest Pass, you’re a VIP and have access to every screening, party, workshop, and panel taking place May 4-11, 2020. Early Bird Fest Pass $50 Until the end of February, enjoy the Early Bird price of $50 for a Fest Pass. Regular price of $65 ($55 students)…

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Oscar Shorts on Feb 8

Test your Academy Award predicting abilities on Saturday, Feb 8 at the Oscar Shorts presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall. Prizes to be won are valued at $700 including $300 in Prairie Mall gift cards! If you want to dress up in your red carpet finery for the 7:30 show, you could win one…

Award Winning Films to Watch

Enjoy a dozen award-winning films from past Reel Shorts Film Festivals that are available to watch online! They were selected for the Audience Choice Award, Youth Audience Choice Award, or the juried awards for best animated, documentary, and live action shorts. There’s also a fest-produced youth film that won awards at two other festivals! Shown…

2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners of the 2019 Reel Shorts Film Festival! These films were showcased in the Best of the Fest package presented by Big Country and the Sandman Hotel. For a pdf of the 48-page program, click here. Juried Awards Jury members (above from left) Evan DeRushie from Toronto, Scott Belyea from Vancouver,…