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.
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, including Animating History, BC Stories and Films for All Ages. 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.
About Our Charity
The Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society (Reel to Real) is a non-profit registered charity supported through individual and business donations, memberships, sponsorships, grants, and dedicated volunteers. Your support aids us in presenting films and providing educational programs for students and life-long learners of all ages. We are grateful for donations of time and expertise, goods and services, and philanthropic gifts.
There are many ways you can support Reel to Real today: make an online donation, become a member, or volunteer.