Best of the Fest 2012

2012 Festival

Sun, May 6 @ 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:30 pm

Presented by Big Country, this package includes the top films of the fest as voted on by audience members. The films created by the Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie teams of Youth Filmmaking Challenge participants will lead off the package. Winner of the Audience Choice Award was Sugar (Suiker) directed by Jeroen Annokkée.

Films in this package

Veronica’s attempts to get rid of her hated rival Tiffany keep getting messed up by Tiffany’s lovesick admirer.  In frustration, Veronica decides to include him in her plans.  A short film created by 12 Grade 9-12 students from Grande Prairie and Sturgeon Lake working together under the guidance of Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael…

Bridges to the Past

Gang leader George demands that Archie kidnap the troll who, according to legend, lives under a bridge.  When Archie finds a homeless man living under the bridge instead, he convinces the man to return with him and pretend to be the troll. A short film created by 16 Grade 10-12 students from Hines Creek and…

Private Dick Hedigan encounters three bodies in one day and suspects that murder’s in the air, but Jimmy develops a theory that these cases are not the cut and dry murders that Private Dick believes they are. A short film created by 14 Grade 7-11 students from Grande Prairie, Hythe, and Valleyview working together under…

When an elderly farmer on an isolated farm in northern Germany learns that a gigantic asteroid will hit earth within 16 hours and wipe out all of mankind, he conceals it from his wife so that her last day will not be one of fear.  Won the Audience Award at the 2011 Augsburger Kurzfilmtage.

There’s a mysterious small door in a creepy old bedroom where a young woman spends the night.

Winner of the 2012 Reel Shorts Film Festival Audience Choice Award. When a man’s scantily dressed downstairs neighbour comes by to borrow a cup of sugar, the cup slips from her hands.  In a blackly comic free fall, things just keep getting worse.  Won Best Comedy and Audience Award at the 2011 Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.


A six-year-old boy brings home a piece of school work that provokes his parents to question his sexual orientation.  And their own.  Won Audience Choice Award at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival among many others.

A teenager must protect his younger brother in a post-apocalyptic world.  Won the Audience Choice Award and Grand Prize at the 2011 Bloodshots Filmmaking Challenge under its original title Of the Dark. There’ll be a Q&A with Writer/Director Scott Belyea and Director of Photography Scooter Corkle following the screening.

This animated documentary about a Brooklyn couple’s life together and their love for each other shows the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people.

A young man sets out for an interview at a radio station in a post-apocalyptic world where he may be the second-to-last man on Earth trying to get a job from the last man on Earth.  Won the Grand Prize for Best Fiction at USA Film Festival. There’ll be a Q&A with Michelle Steffes following…