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Reel 2 Real Int’l Festival for Youth

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April 7 April 16

A Roundhouse partnership with Reel 2 Real
Apr 7–16, Roundhouse Community Centre | Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.)
TICKETS $9 children/youth/seniors | $11 adults (special rate $7/person for Sunday Fun Day!)
INFO r2rfestival.org | 778-725-1113
Buy a Festival Pass! $25 unlimited pass for one adult and one child or youth
$49 unlimited pass for a family of four
All screenings open to public. Tickets available in advance, online. Accept credit cards/cash at door.


Opening Film & Gala Party
Sun Apr 7, VIFF Centre Theatre, 12pm
The fun begins with an Opening Film Screening followed by a reception for the whole family.


Sunday Fun Day!
Sun Apr 14, Performance Centre & Exhibition Hall
TICKETS: $7
9:30am: Pancake Breakfast
10:30am-1pm: Animation Workshops
10am-2pm: Short Film Programs
Enjoy breakfast, animation workshops, and hilarious short films. Highly imaginative award-winning short animations, documentaries, and dramas will take you on adventures around the world.


Awards Ceremony and Closing Film
Sun Apr 7, VIFF Centre Theatre, 6pm
Discover the winners of this year’s R2R festival in the ceremony presented by our Youth and Adult Juries and watch the closing film of our 26th edition.


Reel Focus Short Film Programs for school groups
Apr 8-11 & 15-16 Performance Centre, 10am–1pm
Watch funny, beautiful and imaginative short films. Each program screens at 10am, & 11:45am. Grades 4–7 register for workshops through your child’s school. Contact:


Feature Focus and Talent Lab
April 10,11,16, various times | VIFF Centre Theatre
See the very best in international cinema for young people and participate in post-screening film discussions and hands-on animation workshops.


Youth Media Conference
Fri Apr 12, 10am–2:30pm, Performance Centre
Screening of short films about filmmaking, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Attend the Behind the Scenes Expo, where you will have access to representatives from post-secondary schools and potential employers who are working in B.C.’s creative industry.

How to Register

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