We are looking for new and returning Youth Jury members for the 2022 R2R International Film Festival! B.C Students (grades 5 to 12) are invited to apply for a chance to develop their skills as film critics.


The Youth Jury Program aims to foster a deeper appreciation for independent film from Canada and around the globe. Check our schedule for R2R 2022 Youth Jury!


Mark your calendar for the next R2R Festival:
April 3-13, 2022!

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Elementary Programs

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

High School Programs

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

Youth Jury Program

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

Our World National

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

Animating History

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

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R2R Online Festival 2021

Online Passes are now available! Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is virtual this year, and is pleased to present several films that explore the impact of social media, racism, and discrimination, with a focus on Germany. Two films are Canadian...

“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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