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Our Mission
The Reel Fun Film Festival is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to bringing film and the film making experience to youth and families in southern Alberta. It is our goal to open minds to cultural diversity by showcasing exceptional stories of the human experience, promoting emotional intelligence and developing media literacy among youth in the community..

Our Story
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.

Our Board
  Cathy McKeeFestival Director
Cathy has been a film fanatic every since she was a child. Drama in school and university took her to follow her passion of teaching - heavily influenced by the fine arts.Cathy volunteered at first and then worked for the Calgary International Film Festival over five years in the guest relations dept., family programming and in the sponsorship department where she met her co-founder Janice Fercho. As an ex-teacher and mother to four children (ages 12-23) she is thrilled to be directing and programming the Reel Fun Film Festival, and would like to invite you to enjoy the RFFF film experience with your family and friends!
  Michael Kurtz
Michael is an Calgary based Industrial Designer with over 25 years of professional experience, and has been a part of the Festival since it's inception. Currently acting as the Board Chairman, Michael has been helping to shape the brand of the Festival since it's earliest days, and is thrilled to be a part of an organization that brings such a unique film experience to youth and families in Southern Alberta.
  Angela Kokott
Angela is the host of Calgary Today on Newstalk77 Radio. She brings to the position more than thirty years of broadcasting experience including being part of the Morning News on Global Television for fifteen years. She's the proud mother of two kids and believes in bringing great family films to a Calgary audience.
  Danielle Kondruk
Danielle is a sales & marketing professional with experience in the not-for-profit, publishing, and technology sectors. She is currently an account manager for Quinatro Graphics Studio, which fabricates custom signage, graphics and artwork. She's passionate about supporting Calgary's vibrant and robust arts & culture offerings and has a particular affinity for the cinema.
  Claudia Hanevy
Claudia has a background in the humanities and has worked in the field of education for a number of years. She is currently a high school English teacher and enjoys bringing film into the classroom. Claudia is passionate about literature and film and the value both have in society, particularly for young people.
  Christine Berry
Christine Is an entrepreneur who has dedicated her career in the advances of women's heath. Her product line has been responsible for creating thousands of families across Canada. Christine's 12 year old daughter is an actress and it was the nurturing of her career that steered Christine into the entertainment industry, Christine has produced several nominated productions and now is managing several talent in Canada and the USA, as well still running her healthcare business.






If you have any questions or comments we'd love to hear from you! Send us an email at: or call Cathy at (403) 275-9373 / (403) 875-8875