THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the 26th edition of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth!
AND THE R2R 2024 WINNERS ARE…

Congratulations to all the filmmakers that participated and shared their film with our audience. The award winners chosen by our Junior and Senior Youth Jury, and the Adult Jury, were announced during our Closing Night on April 16, 2024!

JUNIOR YOUTH JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film
Saleem – directed by Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha

Best Feature Film – Honourable Mention
Adventures in the Land of Asha – directed by Sophie Farkas Bolla

Most Innovative Short Film
Return to Hairy Hill – directed by Daniel Gies

Most Innovative Short Film – Honourable Mention
The Shortest Relationship in the World – directed by Xiaoxuan Han

Most Inspirational Short Film
Reincarnation Mall – directed by Eric Giessmann, Piers Goffart

SENIOR YOUTH JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film
Boyz – directed by Sylvain Cruziat

National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Animated Short
Return to Hairy Hill – directed by Daniel Gies

Most Innovative Short Film
The Old Young Crow – directed by Liam LoPinto

Most Inspirational Short Film
250 KM – directed by Hasmik Movsisyan

ADULT JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film
Sister & Sister – directed by Kattia G. Zúñiga

Best Feature Film – Honourable Mention
Boyz – directed by Sylvain Cruziat

Edith Lando Peace Prize for the film that best utilizes the power of cinema to further the goal of social justice and peace
Saleem – directed by Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha

 

 

YOUTH FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

We are proud to announce the winners of our Youth Filmmakers Showcase. This year’s YFS jury had the honour of announcing the awards on Saturday April 13. The talent and imagination of the young B.C filmmakers is truly inspiring!
Check out the winners here.

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