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Why Support R2R?
Every April, Reel to Real hosts Canada’s widely recognized International Film Festival for Youth. We are a non-profit registered charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse and authentic programming for youth. We are committed to providing youth with the opportunity to engage critically with digital media making and showcase the how-to’s in film production. Our organization is passionate about building sustainable partnerships with individuals, foundations, corporations, and public supporters. These groups provide philanthropic contributions, sponsorship support, and many volunteer hours which help cultivate and expand the successes of our programs year after year.
A corporate sponsorship or community partnership with Reel to Real provides your organization with direct exposure to a committed and diverse film-going audience during our annual Festival and at various family-friendly events and workshops throughout the year.
As a nonprofit organization, membership and admission fees don’t cover our operating expenses. We need your help! Your contribution supports a valued community resource and allows us to provide families with an invaluable film experience as well as quality year-round programming.
What We Do
The R2R Festival atmosphere is exhilarating, as each day hundreds of children and youth take part in screenings and workshops at the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre. Our year-round workshops at the Museum of Vancouver and Richmond Cultural Centre are just as electric, as young people discover the skills to animate their ideas to life.
In 2017, Reel to Real became a proud recipient of the New Chapters grant. This highly-competitive program attracted over 2,000 applications – from which only 200+ exceptional projects were selected. The grant has allowed Reel to Real to expand nationally.
Who is the audience?
Children and youth between the ages of 6 and 19 enjoy our annual film festival with the families and teachers in their lives. Over 3,000 people attend our week-long festival, which includes elementary and secondary schools, public and private, from across Metro Vancouver. Another 2,500 youth attend our year-round programs. Reel to Real has also travelled to over fifteen communities in BC, Alberta, and the Yukon, bringing filmmaking workshops to young people least able to access such opportunities.
We welcome donations of time and expertise, goods and services, and philanthropic gifts. In return, we can offer you a tax receipt for the full value of your gift or generous promotional consideration.
Contact us for a sponsorship package.
For more information, please contact Venay Felton, Executive Director of Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society, at 604-725-1113 or e-mail info[at]r2rfestival.org.