Elementary Programs

Reel Focus consists of five short film programs. Study guides assist teachers in preparing their class for post film discussion and activities which help tie it to the curriculum.

Feature Focus promotes an in-depth development of media literacy and critical thinking skills, while broadening cultural awareness and global understanding. Feature films may be followed by a Q&A and viewing guides for classroom integration.

High School Programs

Talent Lab allows students to learn about films and cultures from around the world. These short & feature films are followed by a Q&A and film study guides are provided to the teachers.

In the Youth Filmmakers Showcase, students watch amazing short films made by young people across British Columbia

How to R2R Online

Everything you need to know about how to access R2R’s Online Festival can be found here.

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. 

R2R Online Film Festival 2021 Trailer

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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...

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Let’s Talk Justice!

Current events have pushed the reality of racial inequities and justice to the forefront of many discussions. Highlighting some of the films we’ve shown over the years, we have curated a list of free online films for parents and children to watch together. We have...

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R2R Office Has Reopened!

As a film festival for children, youth and families, Reel 2 Real seeks films that explore a range of  topics, including: immigration, discrimination, nontraditional families, gender dynamics, LGBTQ issues, income disparity, bullying and segregation. Through...

“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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