R2R Film Festival | April 2-8, 2017


Visit our 2017 Program website to find out what we have prepared for you! We have fantastic features, including West Coast and Canadian premieres, fabulous guests in attendance, inspiring short film programs and a thought-provoking Youth Media Conference & Expo!

R2R 2017: Award Winners

Youth Jury Awards

Best Picture (ages 9+): Heidi
Best Picture (ages 13+): The Sun At Midnight

Most Innovative Short Film
(ages 9+): Stems
Most Innovative Short Film
(ages 13+): Totems

Most Inspirational Short Film
(ages 9+): Fulfilament
Most Inspirational Short Film
(ages 13+): Fears

National Film Board of Canada Award for Best Animated Short:
I Am Here

Adult Jury Awards

Best Picture: Heidi
Edith Lando Peace Prize 
for the film that best utilizes the power of cinema to further the goal of social justice and peace: Play Your Gender

Ongoing Activities

Animating History


A day-long workshop in film animation!

Animating History is an innovative hands-on workshop that connects media literacy and storytelling through the creative exploration of BC history. During the workshop, youth create a 1-2 minute animated film retelling a piece of local history. Students work cooperatively with a professional animator and museum interpreter to experience BC history and the stop-motion animation process.

This project-based learning experience integrates all areas of the curriculum, helping students to develop skills in such areas as teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Find out more!

Where & When:

Museum of Vancouver
Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Port Moody Station Museum
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Richmond Museum
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm


Past Screenings

Director: Alfredo Soderguit
Uruguay, Colombia | 2013 | 80 min
In Spanish with English subtitles*

Anina Yatay Salas is a ten-year-old whose name spells trouble: those three palindromes in a row are an ongoing source of teasing at school. When a playground fight results in mysterious punishment, Anina will learn to put her problems in perspective and empathize with others in this sweet little daydream of a tale.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.

*A limited number of headsets through Vocal Eye are available for those who would prefer to have subtitles read aloud by an experienced reader.

Sunday, March 5, 2:00PM
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway
Tickets: $12 adults,  $8 children 

Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight.