Under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer, Premiere John Horgan and Education Minister, Rob Fleming have announced that in-school classes for grades K to 12 will be suspended indefinitely. Classes will not resume after Spring Break. This is the right decision to help protect teachers, students, school staff, and all of our families.

Listening to yesterday’s update, it is with a heavy heart that we must cancel this year’s edition of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth. The next edition of R2R will be April 14-23, 2021. All schools who have already paid for 2020 will have the option of being fully refunded, or to hold their spot for a similar program and workshop until 2021. If your cheque has not been deposited, we will simply mail it back to your school. Otherwise, we will issue and mail a refund cheque to your school immediately. Please alert your reception. Our staff will be available to resolve any outstanding refunds.

As a non-profit arts organization, we rely on ticket sales and school group bookings to directly offset our staff and programming expenses. After this necessary hiatus, we will need your support more than ever to revive and spotlight youth programming in Vancouver. If you’re in a position to donate, please consider our organization. We had a great program planned for you. Take a moment to preview our 2020 trailer. R2R is dedicated to bringing students and families a dynamic and exciting program every year. We hope to see you in 2021!

Please save the date for our next edition of Reel 2 Real: April 14 – 23, 2021. 

We encourage you to stay safe,
The R2R Team

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