Reel Shorts Film Festival

Dates: May 4-11, 2020
Passes & Tickets: The Fest Pass is available to purchase online (see link below) for $65 ($55 students). No need to buy individual tickets! With a Fest Pass, you’re a VIP and have access to every screening, party, workshop, and panel taking place May 4-11. Individual event tickets will be available to purchase online in mid-April, or at the door for $1 more.

Visitor Info

Find information about hotel accommodation, car rental, and area attractions here.

Filmmaker Insights

Date: Saturday, May 9
In partnership with PRIMAA, Reel Shorts will offer 2 workshops: From Short to Feature and Battle of the Editors. More details will be available soon. Admission is included at no extra charge with a Fest Pass, or can be purchased online in early April.

Evening & Weekend Film Packages

Film packages and films will be announced in mid-April.

School Program

Six film packages for schools ($6/person) are available to book by emailing Terry at terry@reelshorts.ca. School screenings may be booked from Monday to Friday, May 4-8 as well as Monday to Tuesday, May 11-12. Homeschooling families and members of the public are welcome to attend ($6/person admission at the door or at no additional charge with a Fest Pass).

Teachers on the programming team with experience teaching at these grade levels recommend the films so they are age and curriculum appropriate. As the following screening times fill up, new screening times will be added. To get an idea of what the school program is like, check out the 2018 school program here.

The venues for the school program are GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre) at 10130 98 Avenue, and the KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre at 300 Arbour Hills Boulevard (the south end of the St. John Paul II Catholic School just north of 132 Avenue between 108 Street and 116 Street).

Grade 1-3 – 9-12 short films (65-80 minutes)

  • Tues, May 5 @ 12:30pm – GPLT
  • Thur, May 7 @ 9:30am – KMSC
  • Mon, May 11 @ 10:00am – GPLT
  • Tues, May 12 @ 1:00pm – GPLT

Grade 4-6 – 8-10 short films (65-80 minutes)

  • Tues, May 5 @ 9:30am – GPLT
  • Tues, May 12 @ 10:00am – GPLT

Grade 6-9 – 6-9 short films (85-100 minutes)

  • Thur, May 7 @ 12:30pm – KMSC

Grade 9-12 Social Studies – 5-8 short films (90-110 minutes)

  • Thur, May 7 @ 9:30am – GPLT

Grade 9-12 English/Languages – 6-9 short films (90-110 minutes)

  • Wed, May 6 @ 12:30pm – GPLT
  • Thur, May 7 @ 12:30pm – GPLT

Grade 9-12 French – 6-9 short films (90-110 minutes)

  • Wed, May 6 @ 9:30am – GPLT