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  • Title: Reel 2 Real - International Film Festival for Youth
    Descriptive info: .. Reel 2 Real.. Home.. About.. Our Team.. R2R Bios.. Sponsors Partners.. Testimonials.. FAQs.. Blog.. R2R Festival.. Elementary Program.. High School Program.. Youth Filmmakers Showcase.. Submissions.. Entry Form Guidelines Regulations.. Archive.. Year-Round Activities.. Animating History.. Vancouver.. Port Moody.. BC Stories.. Digital Filmmaking.. Films For All Ages.. Summer Film Course.. Upcoming Activities.. Educators.. Festival Workshops.. Links Resources.. Get Involved.. Sponsor Us.. Volunteer.. Join the Youth Jury.. Internships.. Video Gallery.. Animating Lego.. Free Workshops.. Media.. R2R Film Festival | April 4-11, 2014.. The 16.. th.. edition of the festival has wrapped.. Congratulations to all of our participating filmmakers, and a big thank you to our fantastic sponsors, partners, volunteers, guests and enthusiastic audience members for making the 2014 Festival such a success! View the list of.. award winning films here.. View the list of.. winning films here.. View the full festival line-up here.. For the latest news on year-round screenings and special events, sign up for our newsletter.. Upcoming screenings.. R2R is pleased to partner with the.. Kids Culture Film Series.. to present.. Eleanor’s Secret.. Sunday, September 21, 2:00 PM.. The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway.. Tickets online: $8 adults / $5 kids.. At the door: $9/$6.. Buy  ...   world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.. Rated 14A.. Thursday, September 4, 7:15 PM, Vancity Theatre (Brazilian Gala).. Friday, September 5, 9:00 PM, Pacific Cinematheque.. ATTENTION FILMMAKERS.. R2R s 2015 submissions are now open.. Submission deadline: August 15.. Submit through Withoutabox:.. OR.. Download R2R submission forms:.. International submissions.. Canadian submissions.. Animate it!.. Saturday, September 27, 2014.. 1-4 PM.. Mount Pleasant Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.. We are pleased to offer free animation activities for kids and families.. Learn how to make your own animated short film using objects and cut-out materials.. This activity is offered in collaboration with Culture Days, which hosts Vancouver-based artists and arts organizations in a celebration of arts and culture at six library branches throughout the city of Vancouver.. Sign up for our newsletter.. Email Address :.. Contact Us.. International Film Festival for Youth.. #5 - 1726 Commercial Drive.. Vancouver, BC V5N 4A3.. Canada.. Office:.. 604-224-6162.. Fax:.. 604-224-6162 (please call first).. Email:.. info@r2rfestival.. org.. Click here.. for online contact form.. © Copyright 1998-2014 Reel 2 Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society.. All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: About Reel to Real - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: You are here:.. About Reel to Real.. Our mission.. The Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society.. is a non-profit registered charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth.. Reel to Real presents an annual film festival, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, and media arts programming year-round.. Through public screenings, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions, and public forums, our mission is to involve youth in actively viewing and discussing professionally made films; expose youth to new ideas and cultural perspectives; offer high-quality cinematic entertainment outside the mainstream; explore issues that are important to youth; engage youth in discussions with filmmakers about their work; increase understanding of the art and craft of filmmaking; and promote the production and presentation of high quality independent films for youth.. Photo by: Tammy Bannister..  ...   event in two venues: the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre.. Highlights have included the Vancouver premiere of several independent Canadian films: Kayla, directed by Nicholas Kendall; Summer of the Monkeys, directed by Michael Anderson; Eleanore Lindo’s widely acclaimed, award-winning Touching Wild Horses; emerging director Evan Adam’s first feature documentary, Kla Ah Men: As Far Back As the Story Goes about the Sliammon First Nation; Sandra Sawatzky’s innovative film without dialogue, The Girl Who Married a Ghost; and Claude Gagnon’s Kamataki.. In our effort to seek innovative ways to engage youth in discovering their community s stories, Reel to Real offers a variety of year-round workshops and filmmaking courses.. Our most successful programs include.. and.. Thanks to the support of many individuals and organizations, we are able to provide scholarships and free outreach programs for youth who face geographical or financial barriers..

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  • Title: Our Team - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Reel 2 Real Festival Staff 2013.. Executive Director:.. Venay Felton.. , Ed D.. Festival Producer Programmer:.. Tammy Bannister.. Program Associate:.. Jessica Bradford.. Director of Programming:.. Lisa g Nielsen.. Programming Assistant:.. Jenna Brown.. Programming Intern:.. Jon Artano.. Print Web Design:.. Laurel Terlesky.. Publicity and Marketing Manager:.. Helen Yagi.. Box Office:.. Kaen Séguin.. Print Traffic Coordinator.. : Kathy Evans.. Study Guide Writers:.. Dan Blake, Henrik Meyer, Cynde Harmon.. Workshop Mentors:.. Elisa Chee.. ,.. Gordon Cobb.. Debra Dawson.. Chris Gilpin.. , Flick Harrison, Josh Hite, Lisa Jackson, Scott Kiborn,.. Alex MacKenzie.. , Michael Mann,.. Cindy Mochizuki.. Catrina Longmuir.. , Lisa g Nielsen, Bryan Nykon,.. Kryshan Randel.. Moira Simpson.. , Chad Sorensen, Kamala Todd, Ying Wang.. Guest Mentor:.. Rickie Lee Owens.. Photographer:.. Board of Directors.. , (left to right): Hadas Levy, Ingrid Putkonen, Marie-France Leroi, Venay Felton, Sophie Dempsey, Erin A.. Brown-John, Thomas A.. Falcone, Bonnie Spence, Eric Sanderson, and Lucy Shen.. Board of Directors 2014-2015.. Erin A..  ...   Zoe Quinn,.. Sponsorship committee: Robyn Ludwig, Ingrid Putkonen.. Marketing Outreach committee: Erin Brown-John, Marie-France Leroi, Hadas Levy.. Adult Jury.. Colin Browne.. Natty Boonmasiri.. Laure Larpent.. Adult Jury Youth Filmmakers Showcase 2014.. Brian Casilio.. Kathleen Hepburn.. Haydn Wazelle.. Reel Attitude Youth Jury 2013/2014.. We wish to thank these talented young people who spent hours viewing film from around the world.. Based on their careful consideration and thoughtful analysis, we have awarded the best films.. Junior Jury.. Emmet Preto.. Jamen Kaye.. Janie Zhang.. Liliana Levy-Gay.. Lola Rabinovich.. Madeleine Laidlaw.. Rosemary Taylor.. Ryden Kaye.. Simon Rasmussen.. Siri Morey.. Senior Jury.. Alison Wick.. Conner Dwelly.. emiliano urquiza.. Evin Tomsu.. Jessica Yang.. Lauren McAuley.. Sam Tuck.. Will Honcharuk.. The Reel to Real Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society is a non-profit registered charity in the province of British Columbia.. The Festival is supported by funding from individuals, government, foundations and corporate sponsors.. Registered Charitable Number 88041 8702 RR 0001..

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  • Title: R2R Bios - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Meet the people who make the magic happen:.. The creative team.. Board of directors.. Workshop mentors.. Adult jury.. (Executive Artistic Director).. Venay Felton has been the Artistic and Executive Director of Reel to Real since its inception in 1998.. Dr.. Felton has been a fervent advocate of children’s media for over twenty-five years.. She worked at the Media Center for Children in New York City where she developed a film series that included documentaries, experimental shorts, and animated films, which were screened in public schools.. She curated film programs for museums and community centres, reviewed films for.. Young Viewers.. Magazine, and conducted film appreciation workshops.. Felton has a doctorate in Museum and Community Arts Administration from Columbia University.. Her work is directed to engaging a network of educators, artists, film industry.. professionals, and community arts leaders.. The purpose of this engagement is to broaden knowledge, sharpen perceptions, and stimulate the imaginations of youth about media arts.. (Festival Producer Programmer).. Tammy Bannister has been a part of Vancouver’s film industry for over ten years.. In 2009 Tammy was the Education and Youth Program Coordinator with DOXA.. She was responsible for youth programs promoting media literacy and critical dialogue to a new generation through non-fiction media arts.. She s been a team member at R2R since 2010 and the international program coordinator at the Vancouver International Film Festival since 2008, where she is also a consultant for the international program.. As a program consultant and writer Tammy has also contributed to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival since 2012.. As an associate member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Tammy worked as an assistant director on numerous films, TV series and independent projects including:.. Even and the Fire Horse, DaVinci s City Hall,.. Intelligence,.. and music videos for.. Tegan Sara.. and.. Nardwaur: The Human Serviette.. She was recently invited to SFU to discuss ‘Assistant Directing’ with.. the 2.. nd.. year film students at the Woodward s campus.. Tammy makes films, and works mostly with photography and political cartoons these days.. Jessica Bradford.. (Program Associate).. Jessica Bradford is an award-winning writer and director based in Vancouver, Canada.. She is a graduate of Canadian Film Centre and an alumna of the Women In the Director’s Chair program at the Banff Centre for the Arts.. She holds a B.. A.. (Hons) in English Literature and American Studies from Hull University UK and a diploma in Film Production from Vancouver Film School.. Jessica’s films have won numerous awards including a Gemini, several B.. C.. Leo Awards and the Kodak Image Award for Excellence in Visual Storytelling.. Jessica s films have been invited to festivals around the world and have screened on CBC and Showcase, Canada.. Her short film,.. When I Was Seven.. is one of only 12 films selected from all over the world to be archived in the John Van Duzer Children’s Film Collection (part of the Toronto International Film Festival Group.. ) It was also selected to tour with the British Film Institute in 2003.. Jessica has spent over 15 years in the industry as a writer, director and producer.. Her award-winning films include:.. When I Was Seven, The Telescope, Winter Sun.. The Restlessness of Water.. Currently she teaches in the Writing Department of the Vancouver Film School and a is past-president of Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society.. Jessica grew up in Cambridge, England, which resulted in a love for choral music, riding bicycles and drinking beer – but not necessarily in that order, though possibly all at the same time.. She is currently writing a kids’ heist movie and is in post-production on her latest short film,.. She Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven.. (Programming Assistant).. Jenna has been an instructor at Digital Media Academy, Capilano University Summer Fun Camps, Evergreen Cultural Centre, and Reel 2 Real Film Festival teaching animation, game design, and cartooning.. Some of the courses she has taught include: stop-motion animation, game design for Minecraft, game development with Macromedia Fusion, and cartooning.. Jenna earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a citation of Animation Fundamentals from Capilano University.. During her studies at Emily Carr, Jenna worked on several major projects.. The collaborative student project “NOVA” was featured in the 2011 Siggraph Dailies.. Moreover, she created her graduation film “Looking Up To You” about her mom’s struggles with her disability and cancer while raising a child.. Now that Jenna has graduated, she is working on a graphic novel project, “The Tea Merchant,” about a tea merchant who struggles to be a single father.. Jenna has a deep appreciation for the arts, film and illustration.. When she is not teaching, she also enjoys knitting, crafts, and hiking.. Jody Kramer.. (Director of Programming).. Jody Kramer has been working with the Reel 2 Real festival s core staff since 2011.. She is an animator herself, and has made five short films that have screened at film festivals around the world, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the prestigious Annecy International Animation Film Festival.. She is currently animating an experimental film about rats.. When not animating or programming for Reel 2 Real, Jody spends her time playing with her toddler.. More information and links to her films can be found.. on her website:.. jukimuseum.. com.. Lisa g.. Nielsen.. Lisa g Nielsen is a multidisciplinary artist who has been focused for the last 12 years in the digital media realm.. Her short videos (live action, animation and documentary) have traveled the globe and collected awards along the way.. Lisa g currently creates personal, commissioned and community based short documentaries, and teaches digital storytelling workshops all over BC and the Yukon.. She works both as an individual artist and as a producer through her brand new co-owned company: Bite Size Media.. (Program Advisor).. Renate holds a Master of Pedagogy, with a concentration in media, from the University of Bielefeld.. She has had professional experience in film and media since 1983 and since that time has held a has been a director, organizer, manager of film projects and events, festival agent and jury member in countries around the world.. She has been the director of the Kinder Film Fest of the Berlin International Film Fest and of Kodomotachino Kinder Film Festival Tokyo.. In 2010, she became a program advisor for international film festivals for children and young adults in Jakarta (Indonesia), Mexico City (Mexico), Montevideo (Uruguay), Seattle (USA), Winnipeg (Canada) and Kathmandu (Nepal).. She is currently the official program advisor for Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth in Vancouver and the Golden Elephant Film.. Festival in Hyderabad (India).. (Print web designer).. Laurel Terlesky is an artist, designer and educator.. Since 2011 Laurel has been teaching Visual Effects in the New Media program at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), while actively contributing to her own, arts based practice-led research.. This summer, 2014, she will complete a Master of Fine Arts degree with Transart Institute / Plymouth University.. As an independent contractor, Laurel has contributed to various motion graphics projects both for film, TV and live events, designed and programmed websites and designed print materials.. Her clients include TBA Global, POV Works, Anaid Productions (where she worked on the series “X-Weighted” creating an animated flash series for their website) and various projects for both CBC Television and Radio-Canada.. From 2001 – 2005 Laurel was a full time designer on CBC’s late night innovative cross-platform project, Zed, allowing her to jump between web, print and broadcast motion graphics.. Zed won numerous awards, including many Leos and was nominated for an Emmy award.. You can find  ...   documentaries such as 100 Years of the BC Court of Appeal for the Knowledge Network, directed and animated Scenes, a music video, and worked invarious supportive roles on films made at the National Film Board.. Elisa has a wide range of experience with experimental as well as traditional animation techniques.. The versatility of her filmmaking skills allows her to find visual solutions for storytelling through animation.. In the past five years, Elisa has mentored with Aboriginal youth in “Our World” workshops, emerging film makers for Doxa Connections, and elementary school aged children for Reel 2 Real.. She enjoys sharing her love for storytelling and animation with her students, and helping others express.. themselves through filmmaking.. For more on Elisa, visit her website.. The Art of Chee.. Gordon received his BFA from SFU and his MMus in Composition for New Media from the London College of Music in the UK.. He is currently a PhD student in Arts Education at Simon Fraser University where his research, based on his work with youth, explores transformative engagement and emergent curriculum through the research methodology of arts-based inquiry.. His work as a music composer has been showcased in many public venues, including two Olympic Games commissions (Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010), the New York City Ballet, and the Cedar Lake Ensemble, New York; on television with The Knowledge Network and the NFB; on various websites, and locally with various progressive dance companies.. In 2005 Gordon launched “Cobb House Studio”, a multi-media production company specializing in the development of multimodal and collaborative programming for children and youth.. He has also worked for.. over a decade in children’s arts education for various arts institutions such as The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, The Arts Umbrella, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.. Chris Gilpin is a spoken word performer, videographer and arts educator living in Vancouver, Canada.. He works as the Onsite Program Facilitator for Animating History at the Museum ofVancouver and as the Program Coordinator for VPH’s Word Play, Poetry in Schools.. Chris graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.. Film Studies.. His graduating film, “Remembrance Dance,” was an official selection of.. the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival and showed at other film festivals around the world.. Catrina Megumi Longmuir.. Catrina graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Arts (Minor in Anthropology).. While and since working at the National Film Board of Canada (2005-09), she has spent much of her time facilitating ‘digital storytelling’/animation workshops that encourage community-based media making.. She produced and conducted various digital storytelling initiatives for underrepresented youth, including.. Our World.. Tales from Bridgeview.. The Colouring Book.. , the annual.. DOXA Youth Connexions.. program.. In addition to these workshops, she worked on several productions at the NFB including.. Finding Farley.. Kids in Jail.. Catrina is currently working with the Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations co-producing a documentary about their history with filmmaker Lisa Jackson and Bliss Pictures, and is developing a short hybrid docu-animation film with artist animator, Cindy Mochizuki.. Her passion lies in working with diverse communities to create aesthetically, socially and culturally informative films art.. Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist who makes work that crosses several disciplines including installation, animation, drawing and performance.. Her artistic practice often involves collaboration and is process-based, integrating interviews and archival materials.. She has exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally and holds a MFA from SFU’s Interdisciplinary Studies program at the School.. For Contemporary Arts.. Please visit.. cindymochizuki.. Moira Simpson has been a freelance director, cinematographer and editor for over 35 years.. Mo has often combined filmmaking with teaching and mentoring.. She has taught at the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University and Simon Fraser University.. The subjects of her documentaries range from strife in Kosovo, to youth and drug addiction, to the complexities of offering aid to Africa.. She was recently DOP and location sound recordist on the National Film Board’s.. Finding Dawn.. , looking at the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada.. Mo’s work in film, video and new media has always been informed by a passionate belief in using film as a tool for social change.. Since 2009 Mo has been a mentor in DOXA’s Connexions Youth Forum, a programme designed to foster documentary filmmaking and storytelling skills in youth who face barriers in attaining their career goals.. Lately Mo has also been creating short web docs with groups such as Fearless City Mobile, W2, Remember Our Sisters Everywhere and Artscape in Toronto.. She recently completed a community youth-based project at Lucerne School in Denver BC telling the story of the Japanese Internment during the Second World War and.. is currently helping the Lucerne Students create short films exploring the values of the Doukhobor people.. Adult Jury.. Writer, film-maker, teacher, critic and poet Colin Browne is the author of.. Abraham.. and the critically acclaimed book of poetry.. Ground Water.. , which was nominated for a Governor General’s Poetry Award and a BC Book Prize in 2003.. His documentary films include.. Father and Son.. White Lake.. , which was nominated for a Canadian Film Award for Best Feature Documentary.. He was an editor of Writing magazine and the co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing.. He recently retired from teaching in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.. Natty Boonmasiri is a third year animation student from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.. She does stop-motion and 2D animations.. She works as a peer assistant and student representative in the animation department as well as a research assistant at the Emily Carr S3D Center, researching on stereoscopic stop-motion and real 2D stereoscopic animation on SANDDE.. Laure is a teacher at Trafalgar Elementary School in the French Immersion program after teaching in Montessori schools.. She is originally from France but now makes her home in Vancouver.. She is currently studying for a Masters degree as a teacher librarian.. In addition to watching film in her spare time, she sometimes makes music videos with her students.. Adult jury Youth Filmmakers Showcase.. 2014.. Brian is a scriptwriter, film educator and story editor.. He s worked in all aspects of script development in the Vancouver film industry for the past twenty five years.. As a writing instructor, Brian has taught both short script and feature script development at the Vancouver Film School for the past ten years, mentoring numerous students through hundred of projects.. As a screenwriter, he has written over a dozen feature length screenplays, receiving development funding from such organizations as Telefilm Canada, the Harold Greenberg Fund, and the CBC.. Filmmaker, writer and co-founder of Glass Curtain Pictures, Kathleen holds a BFA in Film production from Simon Fraser university, and has recently gone on to pursue her Masters degree in creative writing at the University of Guelph.. Her work is rooted in human relationship to place, focusing heavily on landscape and the natural world not only as backdrops to her stories but as a protagonists in them.. Her short films have screened in festivals across Canada, in the United States and South America.. Haydn is an independent producer of TV and Cinema.. He studied theatre at UBC, where he began his professional career as an independent producer, actor and director.. He’s been an Associate Producer on numerous TV and international films including the prize winning Year Of The Carnivore (official selection, TIFF ’09), the UK/Canada co-production The First Movie (Opening Film, R2R ‘10 and winner of the 2010 Prix d’Italia), Daydream Nation (official selection, TIFF ’10), and Foreverland.. In addition Haydn produces and directs his own movies.. His first feature film is entitled Alone..

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  • Title: Testimonials - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: The Reel 2 Real International Youth Jury is an opportunity to see film through a new lens.. You are exposed to movies you wouldn’t otherwise see: foreign, local, feature, and short.. By watching with a critical eye and discussing with fellow jury members, film takes on a whole new dimension.. – Saskia Vaisey.. “It was different from being just a passive viewer [T]he result is that we’ll watch movies and TV differently, based on what we’ve learned.. In a world dominated by the media, it’s an important skill to be able to look at these images more critically.. ”.. – Adriana Byrne, Grade 11.. “I [was] continually blown away by the number of talented film makers from across the globe that submitted their films to the festival I hope that film makers keep remembering the youth as an important and influential audience in the future.. – Yasmin Kassam, Grade 11.. It is rare that there are films which  ...   much they enjoyed hearing about the film from their children later on in the day.. Engaging in meaningful dialogue is at the heart of my curriculum and key to promoting critical thinking skills.. Viewing the film resulted in just that.. – Deborah Roos, Ecole Jules Quesnel.. “We learnt and saw so many cool things from so many different and cool looking places, that it was worth it a hundred times over.. I learnt how to be a semi-good film critic, to know how to properly judge a good movie”.. – Alison Moreau, Grade 7.. “The films I got to see were original, funny, touching, and inspirational, and best of all, they are not the type of things that you can go to see in a theatre Being on the youth jury really opened my eyes up to a whole new world of information, of culture, and of art.. It has been an amazing experience.. – Lauren Selden, Grade 11..

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  • Title: FAQs - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Who is the audience?.. Youth between the ages of 6 and 19 can enjoy Reel 2 Real with their families, caregivers, and teachers.. How will you handle subtitles for young viewers?.. To enhance our very young viewers’ appreciation of foreign-language movies, we provide the unique service of having actors read subtitles to the audience.. This is practiced at many other festivals around the world and has proven to be very successful.. Subtitles will also be read at select screenings.. Subtitles will be read at select screenings, especially films for a younger audience.. Please refer to individual film listings on the website and program guide.. Dates + Venues.. The.. 2013 R2R Festival.. will take place April 12-19 at the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre.. BOX OFFICE How do I get a ticket?.. School groups can make reservations beginning in February 2013.. For information on the school program, contact our Festival Coordinator at education [at] r2rfestival.. Tickets can also be purchased online, at the theatre on the day of the screening, or by mail.. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.. Is seating in the theatres assigned?.. Seating in the theatres is by general admission.. Larger groups  ...   understanding of the art and craft of filmmaking.. Our Youth Advisory Board.. chose the name.. Who programs Reel 2 Real?.. Venay Felton has been the Festival Programmer since 1999.. Her background is in film and art education.. She works with a selection committee composed of parents, educators, filmmakers,.. and a Youth Advisory Board.. What kind of films are selected?.. We select both Canadian and international films, including live action dramas, documentaries and animated features and shorts.. The films must be of high quality and entertaining to a youth audience.. What ages will the films be appropriate for?.. Our weekend Films for All Ages Program is aimed at 6-19 year-olds.. Age recommendations are in our program guide.. The School Program is for students in Grades 2-12.. How will I know which films are appropriate?.. Beside each film is indicated the age group or grade level for which the film is intended.. In addition, all films are classified.. Will the films be introduced?.. All the films will be introduced either by Reel 2 Real Director Venay Felton, the director of the film or another appropriate person who is related to the film.. Do you need volunteers?.. Yes.. For more information about volunteering, please.. click here..

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  • Title: Blog Archives - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Family Fuse Weekend.. Published on 21.. Jun, 2014 by.. director.. in.. 0.. Don t miss the short film program at the VAG s.. June 20-21.. Saturday Sunday, 10 AM 5 PM.. Vancouver Art Gallery.. 750 Hornby Street.. Join artists, musicians, dancers, performers and educators as they take you.. here, there and everywhere!.. through a range of interactive activities, performances and hands-on workshops! Then chill out in the.. Family Film Lounge.. to see a wonderful selection of short films programmed.. by R2R s Jody Kramer.. Continue Reading.. R2R Films available on DVD or Blu-ray.. Published on 05.. May, 2014 by.. We are often asked where the films we screen at R2R can be purchased.. For years, it was next to impossible to find any of these films on DVD or Blu-ray, but I m pleased to announce that this is changing.. Here are a few films you can purchase online:.. Approved for Adoption.. Ernest Celestine.. (bilingual) will be released June 17, 2014.. Ernest et Celestine.. (version française).. New films posted!.. Published on 14.. Nov, 2013 by.. Check out the films students created during.. at the New Westminster Public Library on November 7.. Published on 12.. Sep, 2013 by.. The KIDS CULTURE FILM SERIES begins this Sunday with.. LOTTE AND THE MOONSTONE SECRET.. Directors: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits.. Latvia, Estonia/ 2011 / 73 minutes.. In English For ages 4+.. When her uncle brings back a mysterious stone from a secret temple in the mountains, Lotte the dog must outrace a pursuing pack of moon rabbits to unlock its magical secret.. Sunday, September 15, 1:45 pm.. The Rio Theatre, 1660 E Broadway.. Tickets: $9 adults, $6 children 12 and under.. Full and partial scholarships available at VIVO summer camps.. Published on 01.. Aug, 2013 by.. Are you a teen 13-18 looking for a unique, fun and meaningful summer adventure? VIVO summer camps are ideal for young artists and creators wanting a different kind of camp experience.. Full and partial scholarships are available for both camps.. Registration forms and scholarship applications are available on the camp description pages:.. Video Revolution! Making your message August 5-9.. Hacking the Home: Creative electronics August 12-16.. VIVO thanks TELUS Vancouver Community Board for their generous support for this program.. Published on 16.. Jul, 2013 by.. Youth Media Day.. in Richmond is this weekend!.. WHO.. / Youth 14-19 yrs who want to know what’s up in the world of film, social media and technology (and whether there’s really fame money in it).. WHAT /.. An intensive media film expo organized by youth for youth, YOU+ME is chock full of cool films and hands-on workshops.. Plus a full Mock Movie Set! Meet other media-loving youth, and learn from industry professionals!.. Click here for details.. FEATURING.. : IFHT, David Vaisbord, Jeff Chiba Stearns, The Herd, Housing Matters Media Project.. WHEN+WHERE /.. Saturday July 20, 2013 from.. 10:00am 5:30pm at the Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate).. HOW.. / Tickets only $15.. Lunch included.. Get them here.. BC Stories- new animation!.. Jun, 2013 by.. Check out the films made by students at Maple Grove Elementary:.. Published on 28.. May, 2013 by.. All of the animation kids created at the Surrey Children s Festival from May 23-25 is now.. posted here.. TOP 5 TIPS -Vancouver International Children s Festival May 27th June 2nd 2013.. Published on 13.. A world-renowned festival of performing arts for young audiences, the Vancouver International Children s Festival has been educating, entertaining and inspiring young audiences since 1978.. The 36th annual event, takes place May 27 – June 2 on Granville Island.. Professional performing artists from Norway, Africa, Germany and Canada will be performing12 shows in six Granville Island venues , including four indoor and two outdoor Festival environments.. In addition, the Festival hosts over 15 hands-on arts activities such as shadow puppetry, an outdoor weaving sculpture, bicycle spin-art, origami, a sock puppet workshop, circus skills, the Twist Toddle play area and much, much more.. Wow, there really is so much going on, it hard to decide what you should do.. So at R2R we have decided to give you a helping hand and pick our TOP 5 TIPS for Vancouver International Children s Festival.. Here we go.. Tip 1 – QUEEN OF COLOURS.. This play stood out to us as it uses shadow puppetry and as you may recall we had Mere Phantoms media artists at R2R this year with their interactive shadow installations.. They left us with a curiousity to discover more of this art and this play fits the bill.. This enchanting world-wide hit has delighted audiences across the globe.. Loosely based on Jutta Bauer s children s book, the play uses a blend of shadow puppetry, live music, painting, and video projection to create a magical event for young.. Here a bossy, bored little queen lives in a monochromatic universe until the court painter, using audience requests, injects a painterly palette into her drab world revealing the emotional resonance of colour.. imagine an animated picture book being assembled on the fly a remarkable accomplishment” ~Andy Probst, theatremania.. Festival web page for more details.. http://www.. childrensfestival.. ca/festival_events/performances/performances43.. php.. *For more Shadow Play check out the Exploration Zone and explore the magic of light through sound, movement and play using shadow puppets.. TIP 2 – JAMES HILL – UKULELE MAGIC.. Zooey Deschanel plays one.. So do William H.. Macy and Mr.. Schuester on Glee.. Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder accompanies himself exclusively on one for his recent albums, Ukulele Songs.. Meanwhile, every third TV commercial seems to feature a soundtrack of a strumming ukulele.. With the Ukulele enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years and being a brilliant instrument for kids to learn, this show should be a delightful musical treat.. Barely in his 30s, ukulele master James Hill has four genre-bending albums to his name and a fan-base that spans the globe.. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin calls him  ...   the heroes of their own stories.. Films include:.. Camp.. by Tomasz Jeziorski, Poland, 2012, 19 mins G.. Straight with You.. by Daan Bol, The Netherlands, 2012, 19 mins G (coarse language).. Freestyle Life.. by Adam Palenta, Poland, 2012, 10 mins G.. Mookie.. by Neske Beks, The Netherlands, 2012,19 mins G (coarse language)(Also screened at R2R Film Festival 2013).. FEATURED SPEAKERS AT PANEL DISCUSSION:.. DR.. KIMBERLY SCHONERT-REICHL is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and a Professor in the Dept.. of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at UBC.. For more than 20 years, her research has focused on the social and emotional development of young people, with a particular emphasis on empathy, altruism, compassion, and resiliency.. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________.. THE MOSUO SISTERS.. Marlo Poras | China/USA | 2012 | 110 mins incl.. panel discussion.. Suitable for Grade 8-12 students | G.. Monday May 6, 2013 | 12:30PM | VIFF’s Vancity Theatre.. The Mosuo people in China make up one of the last matriarchal societies in the world.. Juma (25) and Latso (22) are sisters from a remote Mosuo village tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas.. The film follows the sisters as they navigate their way through two parallel worlds: China’s changing economy and Mosuo tradition.. When the sisters move to Beijing, to take jobs in the entertainment industry, their understanding of the world undergoes a profound shock.. As one sister says, “I felt like a tiny grain of sand.. ” The scale of the city is like nothing they have seen before.. Even the idea of apartment dwelling confounds the sisters.. When they first arrive they think that each skyscraper tower is a single dwelling, only to discover the homes are divided up like an enormous beehive.. Just as they’re settling in, the economic downturn of 2009 forces Juma and Latso to postpone their dreams of higher education and modern jobs, and return to their village.. Determined to keep their family out of poverty, Latso agrees to stay home to help their mother on the farm, while Juma heads back to the city to make money as a singer.. Juma learns to protect herself from gangsters and other wealthy bar dwellers and Latso gives up her dream of education to take on hard labour and child rearing.. Whether it’s breathing in the dusty air of farm life or the second-hand smoke of cocktail lounges, both lifestyles carry their own set of challenges.. “Staying at home, or leaving.. They are both hard,” says Latso.. The burden these women must bear takes its toll on their relationship.. Despite their disagreements and disappointments, what keeps these sisters strong, is their open communication and unquestionable loyalty.. After all, as Juma says, “The family you are born into is the most important thing in all life.. ” –SC.. Trailer.. http://vimeo.. com/49598580.. FEATURED SPEAKER AT PANEL DISCUSSION.. GRAHAM JOHNSON is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at UBC, where he taught for 36 years until his retirement.. His professional focus was on China, in particular the study of migration.. From the late ‘70s he followed the rapid industrialization of south China, which has occasioned a migration of 25 million people from the country to the cities.. Graham travelled extensively in China for 40 years, including the areas where many of China`s minority peoples live.. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE.. Liz Marshall | Canada | 2013 | 120 mins including panel discussion.. Suitable for Grade 8-12 students | PG Scene of animal slaughter.. Friday, May 10, 2013 | 12:30PM | VIFF’s Vancity Theatre.. Humans have cleverly separated animals into three categories: domestic pets, wildlife and the ghosts in our machine.. The latter are those animals who suffer at the helm of global industries.. This film follows internationally renowned photographer Jo- Anne McArthur as she travels around the world documenting the lives of these animals.. The result is a cinematic portrait of the ghosts who keep the machine of the modern world running.. Caged foxes, lab monkeys and beagles bred for research are just some of the ghosts Jo-Anne encounters on her journey.. Part investigation and part art-project, her goal is to change the way we view our relationships with animals.. “I’m not there to liberate them, I’m there to document them,“ she says.. “As much as I’d like to liberate them from their cages, my role is to educate people so there won’t be future generations of these animals.. ”.. Although careful not to evoke individual guilt, Jo-Anne’s photos are as disturbing as they are beautiful.. The Ghosts in Our Machine makes it clear that the human/animal relationship is, indeed, the next big hurdle in our social and moral development.. Avoiding the typical handheld camera activist aesthetic, the images are patient, simply resting on the eyes of each animal that Jo-Anne encounters.. Beautifully composed photographs and the minimal score allow for a filmic space much needed to reflect on the question haunting our collective conscience.. Animals: property or sentient beings? -SC.. com/59741668.. FEATURED SPEAKERS AT PANEL DISCUSSION.. Toronto-based filmmaker LIZ MARSHALL, director, writer and producer of The Ghosts in Our Machine.. KELLY DAVIDSON, animal lover and shop manager at a Vancouver LUSH Cosmetics store.. Motivated to make change, in the summer of 2012 Kelly embarked on the ‘Ghost Free Journey,’ a customized vegan lifestyle challenge designed to inspire and educate a broad demographic about the value of becoming a conscious consumer.. ___________________________________________________________________________.. School Groups.. If you re a teacher or counsellor interested in bringing students to a Rated Y for Youth screening at the group discount rates, please follow this link for pdf doc and further information http://doxafestival.. ca/sites/default/files/FILMS2013/RYY/2013ryyinfo2.. pdf.. If you have further questions, please contact Educational Coordinator, Caroline Coutts at education@doxafestival.. All films are approved and classified by Consumer Protection BC.. Group tickets are $5 per student when purchased by school groups.. Enjoy the celebration of nonfiction filmmaking at DOXA and congratulations to DOXA on another exciting program for 2013..

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  • Title: R2R Film Festival April 4-11, 2014 - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: R2R Film Festival April 4-11, 2014.. Reel to Real presents the.. R2R Film Festival.. and media arts programming year-round.. [.. read more.. ]..

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  • Title: Elementary School Program - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Elementary School Program.. Reel Focus The Art and Science of Image Making.. During Reel Focus, classes in grades 4-7 attend a film program and a workshop at the.. Roundhouse Community Centre.. Instruction is tailored for your age group.. The day starts at 9:45 AM and ends at 1:00 PM.. Classes attending a 10:00 AM screening will participate in an 11:45 AM workshop; classes participating in a 10:00 AM workshop will attend an 11:45 AM screening.. Reel Focus includes a Film Study Guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities and resources.. Click here  ...   is an excellent fieldtrip opportunity for youth to learn about films and cultures from around the world.. These weekday matinee screenings of award-winning feature films are followed by a Q A with the filmmaker, discussant or Festival Director.. All films are accompanied by a study guide with relevant information about the films and suggested discussion questions, activities, and resources.. Please see grade recommendations provided for each film.. The Talent Lab program includes the option of attending the.. How to Make an Animated GIF workshop.. The workshop is available to school groups and home-learners.. Download Talent Lab flyer here..

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  • Title: High School Program - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: Youth Media Conference.. A day-long conference of screenings, interactive presentations, and activities for high school students, the Youth Media Conference inspires and equips students to explore, appreciate, analyze, create and share screen media.. The conference will promote youth participation and representation in the media as a way to build community strength, encourage dialogue, and empower youth to be creative an innovative.. Download the Youth Media Conference  ...   across British Columbia.. A jury of some of Vancouver’s most renowned film professionals will present awards and comments following this inspiring and energizing program of shorts made by youth.. Be sure to come and cast your vote for the audience award, which will be determined by secret ballot.. There are grade recommendations for each film.. The workshop is available to school groups and home-learners by pre-registration..

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  • Title: Youth Filmmakers Showcase - Reel 2 Real
    Descriptive info: The Youth Filmmakers Showcase (YFS) brings together the best film and video made by youth from across British Columbia.. Are you a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker? This is your chance to show us what you can do with a camera, your imagination and maybe a little help from your friends.. Submissions are now open!.. DOWNLOAD THE 2015.. Entry Form.. Simply upload your film to your YouTube or Vimeo account, and send the link along with your entry form to.. education@r2rfestival.. If selected as a finalist, your film will be showcased on the big screen during the festival, and will be eligible to win great prizes!.. SUBMISSION CRITERIA.. Films may be submitted either by emailing an online link (YouTube or Vimeo) or by mailing a DVD (all entries must include a completed.. ).. YFS is open to filmmakers who are, as of September 1, 2014, 19 years of age and under, OR attended either Elementary or High School as a student at the time of the project’s completion.. Entrants must be residents of British Columbia.. Individual and group entries will be considered (please be sure to clarify the specific role of each filmmaker).. Adult participation must be limited to a mentor,  ...   may be used in production,.. however.. , accepted entries must be submitted as a high resolution.. mov file.. The file must be a final screening version of the submission with at least 5 seconds of black before the opening and after the final credits.. If selected, filmmakers will also need to provide a selection of print quality images or frame grabs for publishing.. SELECTION PROCESS.. All submissions meeting the above criteria will be considered.. A curator selects the finalists to be screened for jury consideration and eligible prizes.. JURY, SCREENING PRIZES.. A jury consisting of film industry professionals will assess the finalists and select prizewinners based on proficiency in form, expression, experimentation and content.. Each finalist’s short film will be screened at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth.. Films not selected by the curator will not be screened.. Finalists will be invited to attend the screening.. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Lighting Camera, Music Sound, Acting, Original Screenplay, Direction, Best Picture, Jury Recognition and Audience Choice (awards subject to change).. DEADLINE.. Send an.. and link to view or download, by no later than.. January 25, 2015.. to:.. View the Video Gallery of previous winners.. here..

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