How To Fest
From the comfort of your own home anywhere in Canada and beyond, you can enjoy the 2021 Reel Shorts Film Festival April 26 to May 9!
Register as a Virtual Fest Member here – it’s free – and you’ll be able to log in on the same Membership page from April 26 to May 9 to watch as many of the 11 film packages as you’d like to whenever you’d like to. Read the 46-page program pdf here.
Here’s a taste of some of the films you can expect to see. HUGE thanks to Monty Simo for creating it!
How to View the Films on TV
With a Windows 10 Laptop
You can connect your Windows 10 laptop wirelessly to your TV running Android TV, or to any TV + Chromecast, or to any TV with an HDMI cable – check out this 3-minute tutorial on how to do it.
With an Android Phone
You can mirror your Android phone to your TV with Google Chromecast and a shared Wi-Fi network – check out this 3-minute tutorial on how to do it.
With your Mac, iPhone or iPad
You can stream your iPhone or iPad, or screen mirror your Mac, iPhone or iPad, to your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV – check out this article on how to do it.
Five film packages programmed for the general public:
Six film packages programmed for schools on the basis of recommendations by teachers on our programming team (they can also be enjoyed by the general public):
- Nature Notes (Gr 1-3)
- A Step Beyond (Gr 4-6)
- New Worlds (Gr 6-9)
- Unseen Consequences (Gr 9-12 Social Studies)
- Ties That Connect (Gr 9-12 English/Languages)
- Cinema Francophone (Gr 9-12 French)
Make a party of it! Pop the popcorn and have a virtual viewing party with friends and family!
Filmmaker Virtual Class Visits – $150
Three filmmakers are available to do virtual 30-45 minute class visits (via Zoom). Teachers can watch the filmmaker’s film in class during the festival April 26 to May 9, and arrange to have a virtual Q&A with the filmmaker afterwards – a unique opportunity for students to find out more about the film and the filmmaker who made it. For more information, see Virtual Filmmaker Class Visits.