Visitor Info

Information about hotel accommodation, car rental, and area attractions can be found here.


A pdf of the 48-page program can be found here.


Please see the festival schedule below which includes the 12 weekday daytime screenings for schools ($6/person booked in advance) that the public can also attend ($6 admission at the door).

Fest Pass – $59 ($49 students)

No need to buy individual tickets! With a Fest Pass, you’re a VIP and have access to every screening, Q&A session, and party from Monday morning, May 7 (school screenings) to Monday evening, May 14 (Best of the Fest). It does not include registration in the Documentary 101 workshop or the Acting for the Camera workshop. Enjoy a dozen or more film packages including the Pizza Party & Psycho Shorts horror package ($25), the Best of the Fest package ($15), and the Frantic48 films at no extra charge! See the schedule below.


Tickets to individual film packages are available to buy online. See the schedule below followed by an explanation of the age ratings followed by a great 2-minute promo reel of the 2017 festival created by Jimber Jam Studios. Big thanks to Monty Simo for the trailer above!

School Program

Six film packages for schools ($6/person) – presented by Capstan Hauling – are available to book by emailing Terry at Homeschool 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 and are age appropriate. School screenings take place Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11 as well as Mon, May 14. More information can be found at 2018 School Program.


Find more information about venues here.

Festival Schedule

Sat-Sun, May 5-6

Ernie Radbourne Pavilion

Mon, May 7

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Tues, May 8

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 7:30pm: Friends & Lovers – presented by Q99; 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter); $12 ($8 students)
  • 9:30pm: Opening Night Party (all ages) – Encore Lounge (upstairs at GPLT)

Wed, May 9

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Crown & Anchor Pub

Thur, May 10

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual

Fri, May 11

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Sat, May 12

Ernie Radbourne Pavilion

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Sun, May 13

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 3:30pm: Frantic48 – presented by Decca Industries; 14+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 6:30pm: Frantic48 – presented by Decca Industries; 14+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 8:30pm: Frantic48 Celebration Party (all ages) – Encore Lounge (upstairs at GPLT)

Mon, May 14

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

A Note on Ratings

The age ratings and advisories are provided by the festival’s programming team as a guideline only. Advisories relate to the age rating, therefore an advisory of 10+ (Nudity) could refer to an animated film that takes place in an art museum that has nude works of art. Many parents would be fine with their 10-year-old seeing such a film, whereas a film rated 14+ (Nudity, Sexual Content) could be considered by many parents to be inappropriate viewing even if the child is 14 years old although acceptable at age 16 or 17 (i.e. not so explicit as to be rated 18+). An advisory of 10+ (Mature Subject Matter) could refer to a child dealing with the death of a parent whereas an advisory of 14+ (Mature Subject Matter) could refer to a character who is contemplating suicide. The festival’s age rating system is similar but not identical to the following ratings used by Alberta Film Classification:

  • 5+ – roughly equivalent to a G rating
  • 10+ – roughly equivalent to a PG rating
  • 14+ – roughly equivalent to a 14A rating
  • 18+ – roughly equivalent to an 18A or R rating

Promo Reel

Thanks so much to Jimber Jam Studios for creating this promo reel for us!