Our Team

Reel 2 Real Festival Staff

Executive Director: Venay Felton, Ed D
Director of Programming
: Tammy Bannister
Program Associate & Youth Jury Facilitator
: Jessica Bradford
Festival & Outreach Coordinator: Maria Cecilia Saba
Programing Assistant: Eileen Francis
Print & Web Design: Laurel Terlesky | Amanda Kerr
Publicity & Media Manager: Helen Yagi
Programming Intern: Sarah El Bakkouri
Box Office: Kaen Séguin
Print Traffic Coordinator: Kathy Evans
Study Guide Writers: Dan Blake, Venay Felton
Workshop Mentors: Jessica Bradford, Tasha Brotherton, Jenna Brown, Jeff Chiba-Stearns Elisa Chee, Stephan Gladue, Ewan Green, Flick Harrison, Scott Kiborn, Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty, Jody Kramer, Alex MacKenzie, Cindy Mochizuki, Lisa g Nielsen,  Jacquie Rolston, Moira Simpson, Weronika Stepien, Kaho Yoshida, Ryder Thomas White

Board of Directors 2016 – 2017
Jodi Derkson
Nicole Koller, President
Marie-France Leroi, Secretary
Robyn Ludwig, Treasurer
Leslie Mawhinney
Zoe Quinn
Michèle Rechtman-Smolkin, Vice President
Mayanka Sarin

Program Advisors
Barb Cranmer, Filmmaker, Alert Bay, BC
Harry Killas, Associate Professor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Renate Zylla, Festival Agent, Berlin

Internal Affairs – Mayanka Sarin, Leslie Mawhinney
External Affairs – Marie-France Leroi, Jodi Derkson
Screening – Zoe Quinn, Jenna Brown, Robyn Ludwig, Maria Cecilia Saba
Sponsorship – Robyn Ludwig, Nicole Koller, Michèle Rechtman-Smolkin

Adult Jury 2016
Woonam Kim
Jennifer Koester
Michèle Rechtman-Smolkin

Youth Filmmakers Showcase Jury
Carlito Ghioni
Cari Green
Jay White

R2R Youth Jury 2016

We wish to thank these talented young people who spent hours viewing film from around the world. Based on their careful consideration and thoughtful analysis, we have awarded the best films.

Junior Youth Jury
James Hughes
Liam Hughes
Terence Hurt
Mia Lesjak
Emmett Preto
Fiona Sutherland
Iris Taylor
Rosemary Taylor

Senior Youth Jury
Aaron Chan
Conner Dwelly
Emiliano Urquiza Garcia
Elijah Hayter
Madeleine Laidlaw
Emi Lavoie
Thea McLaren
Jasper Tarling McGrenera
Siri Morey
Hannah Toms
Alison Wick

The Reel to Real Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society is a non-profit registered charity in the province of British Columbia. The Festival is supported by funding from individuals, government, foundations and corporate sponsors. Registered Charitable Number 88041 8702 RR 0001.