Elementary Program

Reel Focus: Short Films + Workshop at the Roundhouse Community Centre. A Film Study Guide will assist you and provide follow-up activities. A guest will be in attendance at every screening for a Q&A.

Feature Focus: Feature-length films at the Vancity Theatre followed by a Q&A with a discussant about the film’s content, message, and aesthetic. A Film Study Guide is provided to all participating teachers.

Online Elementary Program: For those who cannot attend, you can access our short films programs with your online pass across B.C!

High School Program

Youth Media Conference: Screening of Star Wars Kid: The Rise of the Digital Shadows, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. At the Behind the Scenes Career Expo, students meet representatives from post-secondary schools and potential employers from the media industries

Talent Lab: Short & feature films followed by a Q&A with film study guides are provided to the teachers.

Youth Filmmakers Showcase: Amazing short films made by young B.C talents! The screening and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Vancity Theatre on April 2 at 5PM and will be accessible online.

R2R Film Festival 2023

Elementary Programs 2023

Our Elementary school programs are designed to develop your students’ critical thinking skills

High School Programs 2023

Screenings, interactive presentations, and activities for high school students

R2R 2023 Schedule

Check out our full schedule for the 25th Reel to Real Film Festival and book tickets for your class or your family!

Sunday Fun Day

Join the R2R family for our pancake breakfast, amazing short films programs and animation workshops on Sunday April 2!

Opening Film & Party

Canadian film, Sedna, Empress of the Sea, followed by R2R’s 25th Anniversary Party with snacks, drinks & workshops!

R2R Shorts Online

We are thrilled to also bring you our shorts films for all ages from around the world online at home and in classrooms across BC!

The Latest @ R2R

Stay up to date with news and updates from the R2R team.

“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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