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Kids Culture Film Series

ANINA
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Dir: Alfredo Soderguit |Uruguay, Colombia | 2013 | 80 min
In Spanish with English subtitles*
Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight.

Anina Yatay Salas is a ten-year-old whose name spells trouble: those three palindromes in a row are an ongoing source of teasing at school. When a playground fight results in mysterious punishment, Anina will learn to put her problems in perspective and empathize with others in this sweet little daydream of a tale.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.

*A limited number of headsets through Vocal Eye are available for those who would prefer to have subtitles read aloud by an experienced reader.

 

 Kids Culture Film Series

MY FRIEND RAFFI
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Dir: Arend Agthe |Germany | 2015 | 97 min
In German w/English subtitles
RIO Theatre

Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight.

Sammy’s multi-talented hamster Raffi gets kidnapped after coming home from surgery. Raffi was a gift from Sammy’s father, who is “away” for a while, and is very dear to Sammy. He is devastated when his hamster is stolen and takes on finding his treasured friend by himself, ending up in an epic journey through Hamburg, with both Sammy and Raffi taking on a multitude of foes along the way, including the nasty criminal Rocky who needs a long lesson on how to treat others.
Based on the popular book of the same name by Arend Agthe and Bettina Kupfer, also the Director and Writers of the film.

Kids Culture Film Series

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THE 18TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS
Sunday, November 13, 2016
RIO Theatre

Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight.

R2R and Kids Culture Film Series are thrilled to partner with the RIO Theatre to present the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, which returns with 12 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include ‘About a Mother,’ a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree,’ Disney/Pixar’s sweet ‘Piper,’ and the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey ‘Pearl’ by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne. The show also features a second-part “bonus” of four provocative shorts exclusively for more mature (PG) audiences.

 

Kids Culture Film Series

KOOKIE
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Dir: Jan Sverák | Czech Republic | 2010 | 95 min

RIO Theatre

Presented by the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth and Kids Culture Film Series with the support of The Georgia Straight.

Six-year-old asthmatic Ondra (Ondrej Sverák, Jan’s son) converses with his stuffed toys as if they were alive. After he reluctantly agrees to let his mother discard his favourite, Kooky, he begins to obsess over Kooky’s fate. The puppet action begins as Ondra imagines Kooky escaping from a massive garbage dump, dotted with the broken remains of abandoned toys. Trying to make his way home, Kooky is pursued by two twisted plastic bottles, and loses his way in a magical–as opposed to special effects-fake–forest full of mysterious creatures. Will Kooky make it home? With marvelously humorous dialogue and production design to take your breath away, Kooky truly is a cinematic fable for all ages.

 

Family Fuse Weekend

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INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE
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. Many families joined us over the Family Fuse Weekend and explored how we can all find Inspiration Everywhere.

*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.

Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity

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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. Check out the work of these creative young animators!

Thursday May 26th 2016

Friday May 27th 2016

Saturday May 28th 2016

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this activity, and to the City of Surrey for making this possible. We had a blast!

 

CUT+COPY+PASTE

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March 5 and 6, 2016
10am – 5pm
Vancouver Art Gallery

Explore the groundbreaking exhibition MashUp through a diverse range of performances and hands-on activities. Then chill out in the Family Film Lounge to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed by R2R around the theme of cut+copy+paste. Details here.

*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.

 

Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity

May 21 – 23, 2015
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park

During the Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity at the 2015 Surrey Children’s Festival children got to make their own animated short film sequence using cut-out materials.

 

Pajama Party + Breakfast

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April 11, 2015
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Vancity Theatre

Families enjoyed yummy breakfast snacks during the 2015 R2R Festival. After breakfast everyone got to watch the Family Shorts program and experiment at our Animation Stations.

 

Animate it!

September 27, 2014
Vancouver Public Library – Mount Pleasant Branch

Participants brought their stories to life by storyboarding their ideas, creating characters, building sets, and experimenting with animation tools.

 

Your Kontinent Festival

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July 20, 2014
7:00-9:00 pm
Richmond

A free animation workshop was offered during Theatre Under the Sky.

 

Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity

May 22 – 24, 2014
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park

During the Cut/Move/Snap Animation Activity at the 2014 Surrey Children’s Festival children got to make their own animated short film sequence using cut-out materials.

 

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

May 23 – 25, 2013
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park

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

February 3, 2013
Richmond Cultural Centre

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

October 27, 2012

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.

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 Animation workshop

July 2012
Richmond Arts Centre

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