Upcoming Activities


March 5 and 6
Saturday-Sunday, 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.

Previous activities

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 yummy breakfast snacks. 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).

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.

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).