|The Reel Fun Film Festival was founded by Janice Fercho and Cathy McKee in 2006. After working in the industry, Janice and Cathy found that there was a need for a film festival/event that included international films exclusively for all family members AND that offered the opportunity for children/youth to experience the thrill of becoming young Alberta film makers.
In 2007 we launched the Reel Fun Film Festival with screenings only and in 2008 we added film making workshops ( that sold out in 48 hours!) to accompany our screenings. In 2009 we continued with our screenings and our workshops (as well as partnering with The Director's Cut in 2008 which we continue to go into schools to teach students/teachers how to use film in their curriculum) and we added the Reel Fun Family Day Weekend events that showcased the talents of Alberta's Film Industry by offering interactive booths that families could come and participate in film related activities before and after screenings.
Film is fast, fun and fresh, making it the perfect medium for today’s youth. Through film, RFFF can open minds to cultural diversity by showcasing exceptional stories of the human experience, promoting emotional intelligence and developing media literacy among youths in the community.
The Reel Fun Film Festival is a registered non-profit Society and a charitable organization.