Submissions for the R2R Film Festival 2018 are now OPEN!

We are looking for films that are imaginative, innovative and entertaining, whether they are features or shorts, fiction or documentary. If you’ve made a film that will inspire youth ages 7+, we want to hear from you! You can submit your work online via FilmFreeway. Please make sure to read our Guidelines and Regulations before submitting!

Early Bird Deadline is August 4, 2017.
Regular Submission Deadline is August 18, 2017.
Late Submission Deadline is September 15, 2017.



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

Upcoming Activities

Animate your family history @MOV!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
12:00pm  – 4:30pm

Join us for a family-friendly animation workshop that will inspire you and your children to explore and document your family history in an animated short film. Accomplished filmmakers and artists will guide families throughout this hands-on afternoon of storyboarding, drawing, paper cut-outs, soundtrack creation and computer editing. Click here to find out more!


2017 Filmmaking Workshop for Aboriginal Youth

July 20-28, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Over 7 days, youth will work with professional filmmakers to conceive, plan, shoot, edit, and screen short films that speak about their local history, language and culture. Youth will tell their stories using animation, video, and digital photography. Participants will learn to edit on the newest software Final Cut X. At the end of the camp there will be a celebration screening of the work, followed by Q&As and a feast. Find out more!

To register:


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