About Us

Over more than a decade, the Reel Canadian Film Festival has remained firm in its dedication to showcase the talent, skill, diversity, and independence of the Canadian Film Industry. The festival features the year’s best Canadian productions, International films with Canadian locations, and any feature that celebrates the talents of Canadian actors, directors, cinematographers, and supporting crew-members. REEL is proud to work with major Canadian Film Festivals including TIFF, CIFF, and independent film houses.
Reel Interview
Reel Bar


The Reel Canadian Film Festival was first held in 2009, and organised by a committee of the The Arts Station. The Reel Canadian Film Society was founded in 2018 to continue the legacy and present an exceptional festival on an annual basis. REEL will continue to showcase award-winning feature films, shorts and local programming, gala receptions and special guests.

Our Guests

We have been proud to welcome many celebrated guests, including:

Recognized as a destination event, REEL is now a firm favourite on the Fernie events calendar, attracting a passionate local and visiting audience.

Board of Directors

Jim MacKinnon | President
Hilary Deluca | Vice-President
Lynn Rogers | Treasurer
Vanessa Croome | Secretary & Marketing
James Hillman | Local Reels
Sue McCreary | Programming

Gord Sutherland | Director at Large

The Board is supported by a number of committees and volunteers.