It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel this year’s edition of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy during this troubling time.We had a great program planned for you. Please take a moment to preview our trailer.

R2R is dedicated to bringing students and families a dynamic and exciting program every year. Please save the date for our next edition of Reel 2 Real: April 14-23, 2021.

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Sunday Fun Day Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of homemade pancakes and bacon, along with films, workshops and VR fun!

Youth Jury Program

R2R’s Youth Jury Program aims to foster a deeper appreciation for independent film from Canada and around the globe.

Elementary Programs

Get involved with our Fresh Frames, Reel Focus and Feature Focus programs to introduce critical thought to students.

Our World National

A project that brings together youth and elders to include First Language translation, speaking, and cultural sharing. 

High School Programs

These programs engage high school aged students with screenings, interactive presentations, and activities.

Animating History

These animation workshops focus on connecting youth with rich local history as a means to learn animation and develop stories. 

R2R Film Festival 2020 Trailer

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R2R: Note on COVID-19, March 18

Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, Premiere John Horgan and Education Minister, Rob Fleming have announced that in-school classes for grades K to 12 will be suspended indefinitely. Classes will not resume after Spring Break. This is the right...

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R2R: Note on COVID-19

Reel 2 Real cares about the health and safety of students, teachers, and festival attendees. We are listening to the concerns of the community and participating school boards, and prioritizing guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, HealthLink BC and BC...

“The Reel 2 Real International Youth Jury is an opportunity to see film through a new lens. You are exposed to movies you wouldn’t otherwise see: foreign, local, feature, and short. By watching with a critical eye and discussing with fellow jury members, film takes on a whole new dimension.”

Saskia Vaisey,
Grade 11

“It was different from being just a passive viewer… [T]he result is that we’ll watch movies and TV differently, based on what we’ve learned. In a world dominated by the media, it’s an important skill to be able to… look at these images more critically.”

Adriana Byrne,
Grade 11

“I [was] continually blown away by the number of talented film makers from across the globe that submitted their films to the festival… I hope that film makers keep remembering the youth as an important and influential audience in the future.”

Yasmin Kassam,
Grade 11

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