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…

The main collaborators behind Sophia, on set. Left to right: camera afficianado/producer Cam Belseth, writer/director Rory Mells, director of photography Chris Beauchamp. Photo by Laura Beauchamp.

Submit Sep 18 to Nov 30 for 2018 Fest

We are grateful to all the filmmakers and distributors who submitted their films to our 2017 festival: 5,074 submissions were received from 131 countries in addition to hundreds of other short films that were seen at other festivals or requested for consideration. See How do we evaluate films? to read about our evaluation process and…