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. Jury members (from left) Gordie Haakstad from Edmonton, Alex Zahara from Vancouver, and Dominique Keller…

Sandman Hotel

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…

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…