2012 Feedback

At our 2012 fest, 93% of the 287 questionnaires received from members of the public at rated their film package as good (37%) or great (56%). The following is a very small sample of the positive comments we received.

General screenings

“I totally enjoy the experience and look forward to it each year!” (Debbie Mathias, Changing Times)

“This festival is fantastic. I can’t wait for next year’s.” (Jordan Davis, Pizza Party & Psycho Shorts)

“Great selection of movies in this package that provided me with a very unique experience.” (Michael Serediak, Love Notes)

“It was so cute to see all the different styles of shorts. What a variety.” (Marcy McKay, Fairview, Star Light Star Bright)

“It was fabulous!!!” (Crystal Oliver, Best of the Fest)

“Excellent, very impressed. Will definitely attend again!” (Nadine LaCroix, Best of the Fest)

“This festival is awesome!” (Linda Duby, Best of the Fest)

School screenings

“Great day for the kids!” (Leslie Beairsto, Grade 2 teacher, Swanavon School, Star Light Star Bright)

“My students were engaged and fascinated by these films. We had a fantastic discussion when we returned to school! Thanks!” (Teri Todd, English 10-1 teacher, Grande Prairie Composite High School, Light the Way)

Class visits

“Awesome film The Interview. My class learned about black comedies and about the film industry. They really enjoyed their Q&A time with Michelle and even asked for her autograph and a copy of her short film. Fantastic job.” (Jennifer Wathen, Grade 8 Language Arts teacher, Mother Teresa School)

Screenwriting workshops

“I think the screenwriting workshops were invaluable to my growth as a filmmaker.” (Rory Mells, Clubbing Inspiration)

“She’s great, really inspiring and I learned a ton from her [Michelle Steffes]. It was fun, informative and interactive. A great time!” (Jasmyn Duby, Writing Your Short Film)

Youth Filmmaking Challenge workshops

“Students become enthused about filmmaking and wanting to make better films.” (Mike Bass, teacher, Hythe Regional Junior High School, Alpha)

“Fantastic – keep it going and even expand it.” (Terry Forbes, teacher, Beaverlodge Regional High School, Bravo)

“They [Scott Belyea, Scooter Corkle, and Michael Bourree] are wonderful with students. It’s a great experience and they love them!” (Amy Woodward, Grade 9-12 drama teacher, St. Joseph Catholic High School, Charlie)


“I thought the programming was fantastic. I’ve never been to a festival with such consistently great programming. You, Greg, and everyone I dealt with were so pleasant and fun. I liked the venue and liked the bar upstairs. The parties were fun and low-key and I had a great time meeting the other filmmakers and teaching the workshops. Reel Shorts is a fantastic short film festival and a great way to see films that can’t be easily found elsewhere. Grande Prairie should be proud to host such a fun and well-curated event.” (Michelle Steffes)

“The festival is doing everything right and it is playing an increasingly more important role for filmmakers locally and around the world.” (Rio Fitch)