R2R Film Festival | April 2-8, 2017

Program announcement and ticket sale info coming up soon! Stay tuned!

Are you an aspiring filmmaker under 19 years of age? Then check out our Youth Filmmakers Showcase! Submissions are open until January 27, 2017.

R2R 2017 Youth Filmmakers Showcase

Youth Filmmakers Showcase

Submissions to the 2017 Youth Filmmakers Showcase are now open!

Are you a young and 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. Please review the submission criteria and download the 2017 Entry Form to submit!

Submission deadline: January 27, 2017


2016 R2R Festival

The 18th 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 2016 Festival such a success! Click here to view the 2016 program.

For all those who took part in R2R’s animation workshops, here is Weekend Animation by You.

2016 Youth & Adult Jury Awards
2016 Youth Filmmakers Showcase Awards

Upcoming Screenings

Kids Culture Film Series: My Friend Raffi

January 29th, 1:00 pm
Rio Theatre
In German w/ English subtitles
97 min
Ages 7+

R2R is proud to partner with Kids Culture Film Series to co-present My Friend Raffi!

Raffi the hamster is 8-year-old Sammy’s pet and best friend. A rodent with extraordinary talents, Raffi can kick goals with a football and sniff out smuggled goods better than a tracker dog. When Raffi is kidnapped by a scheming criminal, Sammy goes on an adventure through the city of Hamburg to rescue his friend. Join us for this exciting adventure! Watch the trailer here.

The film will be preceded by a FREE Film Criticism workshop at 11:30 am in the “Community Stage” at the Vancity Community Branch, 1675 Commercial Drive (1st Ave). During this 75 minute workshop, participants will sharpen their critical eye, gain an appreciation for film, and learn what makes a film great!

To register, email info [at] r2rfestival.org.


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