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 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 here.

Tickets

Tickets to individual film packages will be available to buy online soon. See the schedule below followed by an explanation of the age ratings used here followed by a great 2-minute promo reel of the 2017 festival here created by Jimber Jam Studios.

School Program

Six film packages for schools ($6/person) are available to book by emailing Terry at terry@reelshorts.ca. Homeschooling 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.

 

Schedule

Sat-Sun, May 5-6

Ernie Radbourne Pavilion

Mon, May 7

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 9:30am: Cinema Francophone (Gr 9-12 French); 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence); $6
  • 1:00pm: Critter Tales (Gr 1-3); 5+; $6

Tues, May 8

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

  • 9:30am: Critter Tales (Gr 1-3); 5+; $6

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 7:30pm: Friends & Lovers – presented by Q99; 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter); $12 ($8 students)

Wed, May 9

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

  • 9:30am: World of Wonder (Gr 4-6); 5+; $6
  • 12:30pm: Fire & Ice (Gr 6-9); 10+ (Coarse Language, Nudity); $6

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Thur, May 10

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

  • 9:30am: At Risk (Gr 9-12 Social Studies); 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence); $6
  • 12:30pm: The Sky’s the Limit (Gr 9-12 English/Languages); 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence, Mature Subject Matter); $6

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 1:00pm: World of Wonder (Gr 4-6); 5+; $6
  • 7:30pm: Crime & Punishment; 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Violence); $12 ($8 students)

Fri, May 11

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 10:45am: At Risk (Gr 9-12 Social Studies); 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence); $6
  • 1:30pm: The Sky’s the Limit (Gr 9-12 English/Languages); 14+ (Coarse Language, Violence, Mature Subject Matter); $6
  • 6:30pm: All in the Family – presented by Oliver’s Funeral Home; 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter; $12 ($8 students)
  • 9:30pm: Psycho Shorts & Pizza Party (pizza at 9:30pm; horror shorts at 10:15pm) – presented by Pizza Hut; 14+ (Coarse Language, Gory Violence, Sexual Content); $25 (includes pizza and pop)

Sat, May 12

Ernie Radbourne Pavilion

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 1:30pm: School Favorites – Sprouts; 5+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 4:00pm: School Favorites – Saplings; 10+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 7:30pm: Best of the Fest – presented by Sandman Hotel; 14+; $15 ($10 students)

Sun, May 13

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Mon, May 14

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 10:00am: Critter Tales (Gr 1-3); 5+; $6
  • 1:00pm: World of Wonder (Gr 4-6); 5+; $6
  • 7:30pm: Best of the Fest – presented by Sandman Hotel; 14+; $15 ($10 students)

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!