R2R Film Festival | April 2 – 8, 2017

Film submissions to the 2017 R2R Film Festival are now open! See Guidelines & Regulations to submit!

Early bird deadline: August 5, 2016
Regular submission deadline: August 19, 2016
Late submission deadline: September 2, 2016



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!


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

Past Screenings

Family Fuse Weekend


July 9 and 10, 2016
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Artists are influenced by many things from people and places to dreams and stories of the past. Join us this Family Fuse Weekend and explore how we can all find Inspiration Everywhere*. Explore the galleries summer exhibitions through a diverse range of performances, in- gallery engagement, hands- on making activities and workshops with Artists, Dancers, Musicians, Performers and Educators.

Come check out the selection of highly inspirational short films R2R has prepared for you!

*FREE for Gallery Members and for children age 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply.


Past Activities

Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity


May 26 – 28, 2016
Surrey International Children’s Festival
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park

The R2R Team was thrilled to be a part of the 2016 Surrey International Children’s Festival! From Thursday May 26 to Saturday May 28, kids ages 8+ enjoyed the Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity, where they learned the principles of stop-motion animation while creating funtastic short movies. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this activity, and to the City of Surrey for making this possible. We had a blast!

Check out the work of these creative young animators!