Visitor Info

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

Program

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

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

May 4-5, 2019 – Learn more about it at Stop-Motion Animation workshop

Reel Shorts Film Festival

May 6-13, 2019

Fest Pass – $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 6-13. Arrive at at least 20 minutes before start time to guarantee a seat. The reserved seats for pass holders who have not arrived by that time will be released for at-the-door sales.

Filmmaker Insights

Dates: May 4-5 & 11-12, 2019
In partnership with PRIMAA and GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College):

In partnership with PRIMAA:

  • May 12 @ 3:00pm – 4:45pm, GPLT: Last of the Fur Traders (screening) & Adventures in Filmmaking (presentation) by Frederick Kroetsch; 10+; $12 ($8 students)

Venues

Find more information about venues here.

School Program

Presented by Capstan Hauling

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 at the door or at no additional charge with a Fest Pass. 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:

  • Let’s Play (Grade 1-3)
    • Tues, May 7 @ 9:30am – DJC
    • Wed, May 8 @ 10:00am – GPLT
    • Mon, May 13 @ 1:00pm – GPLT
  • Lost & Found (Grade 4-6)
    • Mon, May 6 @ 9:30am – DJC
    • Tues, May 7 @ 1:00pm – GPLT
    • Wed, May 8 @ 1:00pm – GPLT
  • At First Glance (Grade 6-9)
    • Mon, May 6 @ 12:30pm – DJC
  • At Risk (Grade 9-12 Social Studies)
    • Tues, May 7 @ 9:15am – GPLT
    • Wed, May 8 @ 9:30am – DJC
  • Real/Surreal (Grade 9-12 English/Languages)
    • Tues, May 7 @ 12:30pm – DJC
    • Wed, May 8 @ 12:30pm – DJC
  • Cinema Francophone (Grade 9-12 French)
    • Thur, May 9 @ 9:30am – GPLT

Festival Schedule

Sat-Sun, May 4-5

Room L207B, GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College)

Mon, May 6

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

  • 9:30am: Lost & Found (Grade 4-6); 5+; $6
  • 12:30pm: At First Glance (Grade 6-9); 10+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter, Gory Scenes); $6

Tues, May 7

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 9:15am: At Risk (Grade 9-12 Social Studies); 14+ (Coarse Language); $6
  • 1:00pm: Lost & Found (Grade 4-6); 5+; $6
  • 7:30pm: The Moment When – presented by Q99 and Capstan Hauling; 14+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter); $12 ($8 students)
  • 9:30pm: Opening Night Festival Party (All Ages), Encore Lounge (upstairs at GPLT)

Wed, May 8

Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre, GPRC

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Thur, May 9

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 9:30am: Cinema Francophone (Grade 9-12 French); 14+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter); $6
  • 7:30pm: Real/Surreal; 14+ (Coarse Language); $12 ($8 students)
  • 9:45pm: MR MIKES After-Party (All Ages), MR MIKES SteakhouseCasual

Fri, May 10

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 6:30pm: At First Glance; 10+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter, Gory Scenes); $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, Violence, Frightening Scenes); $25 (includes pizza and pop)

Sat, May 11

Room D308, GPRC (Grande Prairie Regional College)

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 12:30pm: Sprouts (Grade 1-6 Favorites); 5+; $6
  • 3:00pm: Cinema Francophone; 14+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter); $12 ($8 students)
  • 6:00pm: The Moment When – presented by Q99 and Capstan Hauling; 14+ (Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter); $12 ($8 students)
  • 9:00pm: Best of the Fest – presented by Big Country and the Sandman Hotel; 14+; $15 ($10 students)
  • 10:45pm: Festival Wrap Party (All Ages), Encore Lounge (upstairs at GPLT)

Sun, May 12

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 3:00pm: Last of the Fur Traders & Adventures in Filmmaking with Frederick Kroetsch; 10+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 6:30pm: Frantic48; 14+; $12 ($8 students)
  • 7:45pm: Frantic48 Celebration Party (All Ages), Encore Lounge (upstairs at GPLT)

Mon, May 13

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

  • 1:00pm: Let’s Play (Grade 1-3); 5+; $6
  • 7:30pm: Best of the Fest – presented by Big Country and the Sandman Hotel; 14+; $15 ($10 students)