R2R Media Coverage

On this page you will find Reel 2 Real Festival’s media coverage over the years in local, national and international outlets, in English and French.

R2R 2023

STIR – “Award-winning animation and thought-provoking shorts as Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth announces 25th anniversary program”
STIR – “R2R International Film Festival 2023 focuses on peace, justice, and pure magic”
STIR – “Sedna, Empress of the Sea gives new life to an Indigenous legend at R2R Film Festival”
STIR – “Film review: Reel 2 Real festival’s Belle and Sebastian: The New Generation is a beautifully shot, Alps-set boy-and-his-dog story”
Global News – ” Indigenous legend children’s movie ‘Sedna’ makes film fest debut “
Radio Canada – Phare Ouest entrevue
Radio Canada – Entrevue avec Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers: festival jeunesse Reel 2 Real
Radio Canada – Entrevue avec Pierre Coré: Belle et Sebastien
Vancouver Sun / The Province – “Reel 2 Real festival get kids off small screens and exposes them to the joy of big screens”
La Source – “Présence francophone au Festival Reel 2 Real for Youth”
Calgary Herald – “Reel 2 Real Festival puts kids back in the theatre”
Do604 – “Reel 2 Real celebrates the 25th anniversary of the festival from March 28 to April 6, 2023!”

R2R 2022

STIR – “Drinkwater starring Eric McCormack launches 2022 Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth”
The Georgia Straight – “Reel 2 Real festival films tackle youth and young adult LGBT+ issues with sensitivity and grace”
Vancouver Sun – “Father and son coming-of-age comedy Drinkwater kicks off Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth”
BC Parent – “Exciting Reel to Real Film Festival April 3-13”

R2R 2021

STIR – “Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth champions diversity and inclusivity
STIR – “Sisters: Dream & Variations follows the artistic journey of fiercely creative siblings to Iceland and beyond
The Georgia Straight – “Vancouver film festivals and series to watch in April”
Vancouver Sun / The Province – “Social media takes centre stage at Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth
La Source – “Growing Pains: regular rules of childhood simply do not exist
BC Parent – “Watch Reel 2 Real Festival Online”
Oak Bay News – “Bringing our Language Back to Life – SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula
L’Initiative – “PASSAGE de Sarah Baril Gaudet – en salle et en ligne
CFNR  Radio – Interview Melaw Nakehk’o
Jewish Independent – “Reviews of Abe, The Lesson, Cinema Rex, and Alina
Vancouver Island Daily – “SENCOTEN language featured in short film created on Saanich Peninsula
Vernon Morning Star – “Vernon youth take stance against LGBTQ2+ crosswalk vandalism in film
Vancouver is Awesome – “Dark Cloud’ doc shines light on Amanda Todd, cyberstalking
Nikkei TV – Segment on The Wonderland
Radio Canada – “OhDio – Boulevard du Pacific / Présentation du film Passage au Festival Real2Reel de Vancouver
Radio Canada – “OhDio – Phare Ouest / Mon Cirque à moi est présenté au Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth

R2R 2019

The Georgia Straight – “Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth is sure to delight, move, and amaze audiences of all ages
The Georgia Straight – “Reel 2 Real roars into action with a white lion, an alien, and four girls
The Georgia Straight – “Reel 2 Real brings challenging fare for wised-up kids
Vancouver Courier – “Good Girls Don’t celebrates kids who make their own rules
BT – Breakfast Television – “Life As A Gender-Creative Child
Fairchild Radio – “Reel to Real Film Festival for Youth
Fairchild Radio – “Reel 2 Real – A FIRST FAREWELL
Vancouver Sun / The Province – “Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth opens with classic topic
CITR Radio – “Reel 2 Knockoff”
Vancouver Shinpo – Makuko Review (in Japanese)
The Source – “One Girl, a film about beauty and diversity
La Source – “Reel to Real | Une Colonie : le récit d’apprentissage qui parle à tous
Radio Canada – Interview Pachamama
Global News – “The Reel 2 Real Film Festival celebrates 21 years

R2R 2018

CITR Radio – “R2R International Film Festival for Youth”
The Georgia Straight – “At Reel 2 Real, media educator Tash King unpacks the subversiveness of “fake news”
The Georgia Straight – “Reel 2 Real film fest for youth finds virtue in the virtual”
The Georgia Straight – “Our R2R film fest picks: One Earth, one village, one fantasy”
Global News – “Experience VR at Reel2Real Film Festival”
Vancouver Sun / The Province – “Youth film festival gets real with virtual reality”
Radio Canada – “Des Films pour les Jeunes”
Radio Canada – “Les 20 Ans du Festival Reel to Real”

R2R 2017

Vancouver Sun – “Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth”
Vancouver is Awesome – “From the Downtown Eastside to DiCaprio”
The Georgia Straight – “3 films to see at Vancouver’s Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth”

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