Opening Night Film

MIA AND THE WHITE LION

Closing Night Film

PACHAMAMA: THE SACRED TREASURE

STRIKE

A FIRST FAREWELL

ONE GIRL

A COLONY

MAKUKO

CHUSKIT

THE WITCH HUNTERS

Congratulations to the winners of prizes at R2R 2019!

Each year the Senior Youth Jury presents the Best Picture Award, Most Innovative Short Film Award, and Most Inspirational Short Film Awards for the age category of 13+. The Senior Jury also presents the National Film Board of Canada award for Best Animated Short Film.

MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT FILM (13-18 year old category)
Your Mother Is a Thief
Directed by Maria-Josée St. Pièrre
Canada

MOST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT FILM  (13-18 year old category)
Beauty
Directed by Christina Willings
Canada

HONORABLE MENTION
Mahalia Melts in the Rain
Directed by Emilie Mannering & Carmine Pièrre Dufour
Canada

National Film Board of Canada Prize for
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Cat Days
Directed by John Frickey
Germany & Japan

BEST FEATURE FILM (13-18 year old category)
A Colony
Directed by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Canada

The Junior Youth Jury presents the Best Picture Award, Most Innovative Short Film Award, and Most Inspirational Short Film Award for the age categories of 9+.

MOST INSPIRATIONAL SHORT FILM (9-12 year old category)
One Small Step
Directed by Andrew Chesworth & Bobby Pontillas
Canada

MOST INNOVATIVE SHORT FILM (9-12 year old category)  – TIED
Bobo
Directed by Andrej Rehak
Croatia

AND

Peas
Directed by Oury Atlan
Israel

BEST FEATURE FILM (9-12 year old category)
Mia and the White Lion
Directed by Gilles de Maistre
France, South Africa & Germany

An Adult Jury presents the prestigious Best Picture Award. They also award the EDITH LANDO PEACE PRIZE to the film which best utlizes the power of cinema to further the goals of peace and justice. This award comes with a $500 cash prize for the director.

BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD
A Colony
Directed by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
Canada

SPECIAL MENTION
The Witch Hunters
Directed by Rasko Miljkovic
Serbia & Macedonia

EDITH LANDO PEACE PRIZE
A First Farewell
Directed by Lina Wang
China

SPECIAL MENTION
Chuskit
Directed by Priya Ramasubban
India

A big thank you to all the filmmakers for sharing their wonderful films with us, and to all who attended this year’s festival!

These are some of the exciting and engaging programs offered at R2R. Click discover to learn more.

Sunday Fun Day Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of homemade pancakes and sizzling 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 elementary 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 2019 Trailer 

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What
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“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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