Submissions Open for 2019 Fest

We are grateful to all the filmmakers and distributors who submitted their films to our 2018 festival: 5,352 submissions were received from 129 countries. In addition, 367 other films were considered for a total of 5,719 short films from which we selected 80 to share with our audiences. It was a fantastic program! For more…

Script Boot Camp

FREE workshop for emerging screenwriters, producers, and filmmakers Saturday, September 22, 9:00am – 5:00pm Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, 11633 100 Street, Grande Prairie Workshop Leader: Lila Z Rose LIMITED TO 20 REGISTRANTS! This game-changing narrative screenwriting workshop is presented by ESIO (Edmonton Screen Industries Office) with support from TELUS STORYHIVE to enhance the storytelling…

Shoot for Reel - Aeternitas

Shoot for Reel – Aeternitas

Want to learn filmmaking by working on a real film set in Grande Prairie? We are excited to offer the 2018 Shoot for Reel made possible with support from Community Futures, the City of Grande Prairie, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1, and the Swan City Rotary Club. During this 5-day internship training program,…

2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners of the 2018 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 (from left) Gordie Haakstad from Edmonton, Alex Zahara from Vancouver, and…

Visit Grande Prairie for the 2018 Festival!

Grande Prairie (population 68,000+) 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. Both WestJet and Air Canada offer several daily direct flights between YQU (Grande Prairie Airport) and YEG (Edmonton International Airport) and YYC (Calgary International…

School Screening

2018 School Program

Six film packages for schools ($6/person) are available to book by emailing Terry at terry@reelshorts.ca. Homeschooling families and members of the public are welcome to attend – admission is $6/person at the door. The films in these packages have been evaluated by teachers on the programming team to ensure that they have ties to curriculum…

Oscar Shorts

Oscar Shorts on Sunday Feb 25

Test your Academy Award predicting abilities on Sunday, Feb 25 at the Oscar Shorts presented by Q99 and the Prairie Mall. Prizes valued at $662 to be won! See all ten Oscar nominated short films at GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre) – the Oscar Animated Shorts at 3:00pm and the Oscar Live Action Shorts package…