Best of the Fest evening

2011 Festival

Sun, May 8 @ 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Big Country, this package includes the top films of the fest and the 3 films created during the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops.

The Afterlove

A newly dead ghost must enlist the help of The Great Lloyd so that he can be returned to life and the young woman he loves.  A short film created by 14 Grade 8-12 students from Valleyview, Hythe, and Beaverlodge working together under the guidance of workshop leaders Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree during the…

There’s An App For That

A time travel app takes three high school students back to 1912 and they must find a way to recharge their iPhone in order to get back to the future.  A short film created by 14 high school students from Hines Creek, Beaverlodge, and Grande Prairie working together under the guidance of workshop leaders Scott…

Causality Report

A high school student relives the same day at school until he finally learns the error of his ways.  A short film created by 15 Grade 7-12 students from Grande Prairie working together under the guidance of workshop leaders Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree during the Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshop Apr 26-29 (Alpha):…

Ormie

Presenting Sponsor: Freson Bros. IGA Ormie is a pig in every sense of the word.  Pig see cookie.  Pig want cookie.  But they are out of reach and Ormie will do anything to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.

Hamlet, But You Didn’t Hear It From Me

What would the regular working class have thought of Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark? Join Roger and Philip, two gossipy castle guards as they try to endure a shift outside Castle Elsinore. When all the murder, madness, and mayhem come to a boil, they do their best to keep their wits about them and…

Furnace Four

Filmmaker in Attendance:  Napoleon Ryan.  A dark fable set in an unforgiving future in which two furnace stokers are supposed to burn all the music in the world.  But soon they discover that some things just won’t burn.  Furnace Four is based on the prize-winning play (Soho Theatre Westminster award) by Ali Muriel and stars…

Cold Turkey

The misadventures of a frustrated Foley artist, curious children, and petrified poultry show the human cost of creating movie magic: the sacrifices can be enormous!  Won Best Comedy at the Poppy Jasper Film Festival.

The Crush

Ardal, an 8-year-old schoolboy, is in love with his teacher, Miss Purdy. When she becomes engaged to her unworthy, crass boyfriend, Ardal is forced to take drastic action. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Purdy Pictures Ltd. Nominated for an Oscar.

The Legend of Beaver Dam

Winner of the 2011 Reel Shorts Film Festival Audience Choice Award.  Starring Seán Cullen, this award-winning rock musical tells the story of Danny Zigwitz, a nerdy youngster who needs to save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre when a campfire ghost story comes to life.  Won Best Horror Short Film at 2010 Fantastic Fest…

Wish 143

When a fifteen-year-old boy discovers he has months to live, he is granted one wish from the Dreamscape Charity. However, David doesn’t want to go to Disneyland or meet a star footballer; what he really wants is an hour alone with a naked woman. Based on true events,  Wish 143 tells the story of a…