Reel 2 Real – International Festival for Youth




The Reel 2 Real Youth Film Festival takes place this April 4-11.  Screenings take place at Vancity Theatre, Roundhouse Community Centre, and SFU Goldcorp Centre for The Arts.

Find documentaries in the the short programs Path Waves and Made in BC:


People of the Water

This program invites kids to explore the joys and challenges of Native experience in our world today. Hand-drawn animations, re-imagined legends, inquisitive documentaries, and fun youth-made live action stories about the many rich histories and vibrant cultures of indigenous peoples throughout North America. Three films have French subtitles.  APRIL 6 at 11 am. Coast Salish Ceremonial Welcome, music and dance performance after the screening at 12 pm.

 MADE IN BC SHORTS PROGRAM  (Canada, 70 min)

Big Trees (Ann Marie Fleming), Whispers of Life (Florian Halbedl), Dancing Cop (Kevin Redvers), Crow’s Nests (Elisa Chee),Beauty Mark (Mark Ratzlaff), Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam (Jeff Chiba Stearns and friends).  APRIL 6 at 3 pm.


And check out the feature film We Don’t Want to Make you Dance.

WE DON’T WANNA MAKE YOU DANCE DIR: Lucy Kostelanetz (USA, 96 min)


CANADIAN PREMIERE  The rock/funk band Miller, Miller, Miller and Sloan hoped to make it big in 1980s New York City music scene. They had talent, a unique sound, and fans—everything but a record deal. This documentary is full of surprises, irreverent humour, and poignancy. Click here to see the film’s website and trailer.  April 10 at 1:10 pm

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