BC Stories and Our World

BC Stories

BC Stories

Students conceive, plan, shoot, edit and screen short films that speak about their lives and their community.  R2R works in partnership with artists, classroom teachers and school administration to develop an interactive, immersive program fosters artistic expression for students. The program also encourages participation of parents and community members. Please contact us to design a workshop that meets your needs.

Art Starts offers grants to bring this program to your school through Artists in the Classroom (AIC) — Grants for Schools.


Our World

Our World partners with communities across Canada to facilitate filmmaking workshops for youth. Each year, we arrange teams of Canadian filmmakers to mentor eager groups of emerging filmmakers, providing access to media arts training. Our World supports youth to tell their own stories and express their culture, language and experiences through film, as a means to contribute to the legacy of Canada and define contemporary culture into the future.

Our World is an interactive, intergenerational, intercultural program that fosters artistic expression among youth in remote communities. Through the medium of film, program participants learn how to create and produce short films that speak to their local history, language and culture. Mentored by professional artists, youth develop film production skills, leadership and teamwork skills, and a deepened connection with their local community, oral histories and traditions.

Our World is developed in collaboration with educators and elders from First Nations communities across Canada. In each community, filmmakers conduct animation workshops with elementary school children, and an eight-day digital video workshop with high school youth. Youth learn animation techniques, audio recording, digital filmmaking and editing.



Films from Bella Bella  – 2016 and 2015
Films from Haida Gwaii – 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2009