Monday, 29 September 2014

Call for Submissions- Reel Shorts Film Festival

The Reel Shorts Film Festival is accepting submissions until midnight on Monday, December 15 for the 9th festival May 6-10, 2015 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. There is no submission fee and filmmakers will be paid screening fees if their film is selected. All Official Selections are eligible for the Audience Choice Award and three Juried Awards: Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short. Each winning film will receive an award designed by Grande Prairie sculptor Grant Berg and made by Decca Industries in Clairmont with a base made by D.R. Sales Woodworking in Grande Prairie. Submission details can be found at

The festival received 625 submissions from 55 countries for the 2014 fest and the programming team considered another 630 films that were seen at other festivals or requested for consideration. From 1,255 short films, a program of 111 films from 28 countries was presented to 3,000 attendees including school groups of 1,300 students and their teachers from 15 schools in the region. Twelve Peace Region films were showcased including 11 that were created during the Frantic 48, a 48-hour film challenge offered by PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media Arts Association) and the fest.


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