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posted by: Stanford Inn & Suites Grande Prairie on: April 04, 2014
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Every year since 2006, the Peace Region celebrates Grande Prairie’s very own Reel Shorts Film Festival. Filmmakers from all across the nation and even beyond Canada’s borders gather to hold workshops about the films they’ve created and show screenings of their distinguished and real short films.
During its pioneer years, Reel Shorts Film Festival screened 38 films in just 3 days. However during last year’s celebration, that number jumped to 102 screenings in 5 days from 26 different countries with 2,750 attendees and growing.

Are you an aspiring filmmaker or curious about the filmmaking industry? The Festival offers several workshops that demonstrate various techniques and tools in the industry such as screenwriting or editing.  The full schedule is expected to be released shortly – check their website online for more information. 
Alternatively, you could be a horror film fanatic or maybe a comedy movie buff. Whichever beloved genre it may be, Reel Shorts Film Festival exhibits a variety of films for every one of different ages to revel in. Just take a look at the winners of the Reel Shorts Film Festival Audience Choice Award!

The Legend of Beaver Dam


A Senior Moment (2013)

A Senior Moment from Michelle Davidson on Vimeo.

So whether you are a film enthusiast who is captivated by the various aspects of a screenwriting, directing, acting, and editing, or just someone who appreciates inspired creativity in a tasteful film form, the Reel Shorts Film Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. Advance tickets are available now at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre, $12 for adults and $6 for students or $60 for all-access Festival Pass.  Tickets will also be available at the door at both venues. 

As the Festival’s Partner Hotel, the Stanford Hotel Grande Prairie is offering a special fest discount on Standard Rooms with the option for a free update to a Kitchen Unit (subject to availability).  Just quote “Reel Shorts” when booking in order to receive a standard room for $89/night plus applicable taxes. With pet friendly accommodations, onsite dining, complimentary airport shuttle and located less than 2 km (or 2 miles) from the Grande Prairie Live Theatre, the Grande Prairie Stanford Hotel is the perfect choice for all of your Festival accommodation needs. Contact us today for more information!