We are looking for our Youth Jury members for the 2024 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 the 2024 schedule!


Mark your calendar for the next R2R Festival:
April 7-16, 2024!

Details & Application Form

Reel 2 Real 2023 Award Winners

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

For R2R 2023, we were thrilled to bring once again 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.

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Social Media Coordinator

Join our Team!The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (R2R) presents an annual Film Festival in Vancouver. We are seeking an experienced Social Media Coordinator to oversee social media and digital communications from February through April 2022....

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R2R Festival: April 3-13, 2022

R2R 2022 will be in-person and online!Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is coming back next year with a hybrid festival, in-person and online, from April 3-13, 2022! We are excited to welcome you back in person and bring our selected films to the...

“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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