R2R Film Festival | April 10-17, 2015

It’s a wrap!

Thank you for an outstanding festival! We’re delighted that our diverse selection of international films and hands-on filmmaking workshops had such a tremendous response. Special thanks to the fantastic volunteers, sponsors, staff and most of all, our enthusiastic audiences & participating filmmakers!

Check out some of the films children made at our latest workshops.

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Upcoming screenings

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Friday, April 10 | 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 11 | 12:30 PM
Vancity Theatre

DIR Roger Allers
CAST Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, and Quvenzhané Wallis
Canada, France, Lebanon, USA | 84 min

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is a deeply spiritual experience, worthy of Gibran’s time-honoured and magical book.

Join us after the Opening Night Screening for the Opening Night Party


R2R is pleased to partner with the Kids Culture Film Series


Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Saudi Arabia | 2012 | 98 min
Ten-year-old Wadjda lives in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. She is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. Against her mother’s wishes, Wadjda desperately wants a bicycle. She is so determined to buy it that she enters a Koran recital competition just for the prize money.  In Arabic with English subtitles. View trailer.

One of the Top 10 Films of 2013 in The Guardian
Winner of the Most Popular International First Feature – Vancouver International Film Festival

Sunday, March 29 | 2:00pm
The Rio Theatre
Tickets: $9 adults, $6 children 12 and under

Presented with the support of

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All proceeds go to Queen Victoria Annex and Laura Secord Elementary.

Upcoming Activities

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Pajama Party + Breakfast

Saturday, April 11 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Vancity Theatre

R2R will be serving up some yummy breakfast snacks that every kid and parent will enjoy. Then watch R2R’s Family Shorts program in the comfort of your PJs. Those who come in pajamas receive free breakfast snacks with the purchase of a film ticket. Not wearing pajamas? No problem, breakfast is $2 for children and $5 for adults (cash only at the door).

After breakfast you can experiment at our Animation Stations. All activities take place in the Vancity Theatre’s Atrium, and are free with any ticket purchase (10:30 AM – 4:30 PM).



Sunday, April 12 |1:00 – 4:00 PM
Roundhouse Community Centre

This is an opportunity for the whole family to see an amazing selection of films from around the world. Add workshops that show you how to make your own animation using some wacky props, and paper cut-outs, and you’ve got a truly irresistible afternoon filled with activities.

Special price of $5 per person for the entire afternoon.