R2R Film Festival | April 4-11, 2014

The 16th edition of the festival has wrapped.
Congratulations to all of our participating filmmakers, and a big thank you to our fantastic sponsors, partners, volunteers, guests and enthusiastic audience members for making the 2014 Festival such a success! View the list of award winning films hereView the list of Youth Filmmakers Showcase winning films here.

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Upcoming screenings

We Don't Wanna Make You Dance

In case you missed this film during R2R, We Don’t Wanna Make You Dance is returning to the Vancity Theatre on May 26 for Music Mondays.


R2R’s 2015 submissions are now open.
Submission deadline: August 15

Submit through Withoutabox:


Download R2R submission forms:

International submissions
Canadian submissions

Upcoming Activities


JULY 7-10 2014

R2R is pleased to partner with Cineworks in offering this workshop:
A playful and engaging four-day workshop that invites local youth to explore analog filmmaking techniques and technologies. Using traditional 8mm cameras, students will create short collaborative films that focus on neighborhood and family stories. The results will be processed using eco-friendly ingredients and shared with the community at a free public screening. All supplies will be provided.  Limited to 12 participants, ages 11 to 19. FREE 

WHEN: Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10
TIME: M/Tu/W/Th – 10AM – Noon
WHERE: Cineworks Annex 235 Alexander St.

Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo are filmmakers, educators and community cinema activists whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. Originally from Canada and Italy respectively, they currently live and work in Los Angeles where they run the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighborhood media arts center with a focus on analog film education and resources. In 2008, they launched the EPFC Filmmobile, an old schoolbus transformed into an eco-friendly cinema and film school on wheels. As The Here & Now, Marr and Davanzo travel the world, bringing handmade movies and music to the masses.

For information or to register email Jon Ornoy: equipment [at] cineworks.ca