Upcoming Activities


Join artists, musicians, dancers and performers for a range of interactive activities, performances and hands-on workshops throughout the Gallery. Then chill out in the Family Film Lounge to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed by R2R around the theme of Object, Action, Perception!

Family Fuse Weekend
November 21and 22
Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery

*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.

Previous activities


It’s About Time

During the Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity at the Surrey Children’s Festival children got to make their own animated short film sequence using cut-out materials.


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Pajama Party + Breakfast

R2R served up some yummy breakfast snacks that every kid and parent will enjoy. After breakfast everyone got to experiment at our Animation Stations. All activities took place in the Vancity Theatre’s Atrium (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.

Chill out in the Family Film Lounge to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed by R2R around the theme of Space + Place.

February 28 & March 1, 10 AM – 5 PM at the Vancouver Art Gallery


R2R is pleased to partner with the Francophone Film Festival on the presentation of Les vacances du Petit Nicolas during and Winterruption

Les vacances du petit Nicolas
DIR Laurent Tirard
France |2013 | 97 min
En Français avec des sous-titres en anglais
La fin des classes signifie que le Petit Nicolas et sa famille partiront bientôt en vacances… si les parents finissent par s’entendre sur une destination. Cette année, ce sera la mer, et Mémé sera du voyage. Une fois installé à l’hôtel, Nicolas se lie d’amitié avec les autres enfants, tandis que les parents essaient de se détendre malgré les désagréments d’un tournage bruyant. Croyant qu’on a l’intention de le marier avec Isabelle, une jeune fille silencieuse et étrange, Nicolas panique. Il fera tout en son pouvoir pour la faire fuir. À moins qu’il n’apprenne à mieux la connaître…

When the summer holidays begins, Nicolas and his family will find themselves in a hotel near the beach and then a whole new series of adventures will begin.

Sunday, February 22, 2:30 PM
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street
Tickets: $10/$5.50 for students

Tickets are available online. Cash only at the door.

2015 Youth Jury
If you love watching movies, then we need you!
The Youth Jury program begins with a FREE Film Criticism workshop on Sunday, January 25, followed by the screening of the award winning film Felix. During this 90 minute workshop, participants will sharpen their critical eye, gain an appreciation for film, and learn what makes a film great!

Film Criticism Workshop *
Sunday, January 25, 11:30 AM
“Community Stage” at the Vancity Community Branch, 1675 Commercial Drive (at 1st Ave)

Sunday, January 25, 1:45 PM
The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

A 30-minute discussion of Felix will follow the screening.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may register for the R2R Youth Jury by sending us the name of your favourite movie with a short explanation of why you like it. Please email it to info [at] r2rfestival.org. 

*The R2R instructors will walk with participants to the Rio Theatre following the workshop.

Animate it!

Animate it!
Bring your stories to life! Participants will storyboard their ideas, create characters, build sets, and experiment with animation tools to create their own mini-movies. These movies will be shared online for the world to see.


Short films at the VAG’s Family Fuse Weekend

Chill out in the Family Film Lounge to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed around the theme of here, there and everywhere! by R2R’s Jody Kramer.

Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity

During the Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity at the Surrey Children’s Festival children got to make their own animated short film sequence using cut-out materials. Check out their work here:

Please note: this playlist is organized by date. Click on the playlist tab to find the day of the week you attended. You can also watch on YouTube.

Your Kontinent Film Festival

A free animation workshop was offered during Theatre Under the Sky on July 20, 7:00-9:00 pm

iPad Animation Workshop
Richmond Media Lab, Richmond Community Centre

During this workshop, participants explored iPad photography and video editing techniques, as well as a few essential skills that form the basic craft of animated films. Participants created unique animated shorts inspired by the theme of “Book.” Developed in partnership with Cinevolution Media Arts Society, R2R, and the Richmond Public Library.

Cut/move/snap animation activity

Check out the amazing animation created by kids during the 2013 Surrey Children’s Festival, May 23-25 at the Surrey Arts Centre.

Here are the films made on Thursday:

Here are the films made on Friday:

Here are the films made on Saturday:

Thanks to Modo Car Sharing for getting us there!

Animation with Charlotte Blacker


Richmond Cultural Centre, 180-7700 Minoru Gate
Renowned British animator Charlotte Blacker  worked with students to bring creatures and characters to life. View the animations here.

Co-presented by:

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Get Animated! 2012 – The NFB’s annual cross-Canada animation celebration

Get Animated! marks International Animation Day. This year we had an amazing selection of films: from boldly experimental to flat-out funny, plus workshops on how to make your own animated films—all absolutely free. Get Animated! was presented by the National Film Board of Canada in collaboration with the Vancouver Short Film FestivalThe Reach GalleryCinevolutionNew Westminster Public Library, and the R2R Film Festival.  Thanks to Modo Car Sharing for getting us to all these venues!

View the films created by young animators here.

      The Reach      CinevolutionNew Westminster Public Library      National Film Board of Canada     Modo

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In partnership with Cinevolution and the Richmond Arts Centre, R2R offered an animation workshop. Completed films from the workshops were shown at the Your Kontinent: Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival (July 2012).