Upcoming Activities

Family Fuse Weekend

Short films at the VAG’s Family Fuse Weekend

March 8 – 9
Saturday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street

Join us in the VAG’s family chill out space to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed around the theme of The Landscape of the Imagination by R2R’s Jody Kramer. Then participate in a range of fun activities, performances, and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery. FREE for Gallery Members and for children age 12-and-under when accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply.

Previous activities

Workshop in Film Criticism

During this 90 minute workshop, participants will sharpen their critical eye, gain an appreciation for film, and learn what makes a film great! Workshop participants may join the 2014 R2R Youth Jury.

Sunday, January 19, 1:00 pm
Singin’ in the Rain + free film criticism workshop
The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street

Sunday, January 26, 1:45 pm
Tony 10 + free film criticism workshop
The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway


Family Fuse Weekend

See a wonderful selection of short films curated by R2R around the theme of Tell Me a Story for the November Family Fuse Weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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 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!

Pajama Party


During this year’s Festival, R2R served up some yummy breakfast foods before kids and parents watched Saturday morning cartoons in the comfort of their PJs.

Photo credit: Matthew Coughlin

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

 Animation workshop








In partnership with Cinevolution and the Richmond Arts Centre, R2R offered an animation workshop July 9-13. Completed films from the workshops were shown at the Your Kontinent: Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival on July 20, 2012.




This screening was part of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family Fuse program, and was curated by R2R’s Director of Programming Jody Kramer. For a list of films click here.

Get Animated! 2011

Get Animated! served up some of Canada’s finest (and funniest) animated films. From boldly experimental to flat-out hilarious, there was something for everyone! All events are FREE. For complete programming information and to view trailers, visit nfb.ca/getanimated. Get Animated! is brought to you by: in collaboration with:            

Dream Screen

Ever wanted to fly through the air or float across the floor? Working with animator Scott Kiborn, participants learned how to use their body to create animations through a process called Pixilation. For more information about upcoming Family FUSE Weekend events call 604.662.4700.