R2R Film Festival | April 8-15, 2016

Film submissions to the 2016 R2R Festival are now closed.

Upcoming screenings

We are pleased to partner with the Kids Culture Film Series  and the Rio Theatre for a very special presentation: the first theatrical release of the Animation Show of Shows.


Now in its 17th year, the Animation Show of Shows is one of the world’s top animated short film compilations, prized by industry professionals, students, and fans. Curator and animation expert Ron Diamond will be in attendance. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Rated PG – sexual language.

Click here for a full list of the films in this program.

Presented with the support of

Partial proceeds go to Queen Victoria Annex, Laura Secord, Nootka and Queen Alexandra Elementary Schools.


Upcoming Activities


Join artists, musicians, dancers and performers for a range of interactive activities, performances and hands-on workshops throughout the Gallery. Then chill out in the Family Film Lounge to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed by R2R around the theme of Object, Action, Perception!

Family Fuse Weekend
November 21and 22
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Youth Filmmakers Showcase


The Youth Filmmakers Showcase (YFS) brings together the best film and video made by youth from across British Columbia. Are you a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker?This is your chance to show us what you can do with a camera, your imagination and maybe a little help from your friends. Submissions are now open!

Download the 2016 Entry Form

Deadline is January 29, 2016. View submission guidelines here.