Youth Filmmakers Conference

Youth Filmmakers Conference
Vancity Theatre

We have a new program designed for high school students. You can attend a short film program, and now you have the option of staying for the whole day and taking a workshop or attending an interactive panel.

From mobile phones and computers to television and movies, screen culture dominates modern culture. Reel 2 Real’s Talent Lab aims to ensure that students are inspired and equipped to analyze, appreciate, explore, create and share screen media. Through film viewing, master classes and production classes, students get to work with, and learn from, some of Vancouver’s top film industry professionals.

Download the Talent Lab- High School flyer here.

Short Films Program
9:30 - 11:30am - For Ages 13+ / Grades 8+
This blend of animated, documentary, and live-action shorts takes us into the past, the present and the apocalyptic future. Playful, poetic and powerful, these stories will pull you all the way in to their worlds.

The Talent Lab program includes the option of attending full-day and half-day workshops. The workshops are available to school groups and home-learners.

Half-day workshops
Students attending a film have the option of adding one of these two half-day workshops. Pre-registration required.

Constructing a Scene
This workshop is designed for the budding writer, director or actor who wants to make a film, or those who are just curious about how the pros do it. How are films made? In small groups, participants will collaborate on a scene including scriptwriting, rehearsing, blocking, designing the shots... then actually shooting that prep! Students will walk away with the skills to construct their own scene.
Participants in this workshop may sign up to attend the Young Filmmakers Showcase on Thursday April 19 (details on our website). It’s an opportunity to see what other youth in BC are working on.
10:00 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm

Animation Masterclass
Through demonstrations, instructional handouts and hands-on activities, students will learn how to make jointed paper puppets. The workshop will focus on drawn and object animation- cut-outs, beads and feathers... You can animate anything that can fit under a camera! Using paper cut outs, we’ll begin with a short demonstration of the five types of movement (acceleration, deceleration, constant, hold and irregular) and other basic principles, such as stretch and squash. This workshop promises to give students an understanding of basic animation techniques.
10:00 - 11:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm

5th Annual Young Filmmakers Showcase
This inspiring and energizing program of shorts made by youth across British Columbia is followed by an awards ceremony and notes from a Jury of some of Vancouver’s most renowned film professionals. An audience award will also be determined by secret ballot, so be sure to come and cast your own vote.
4:00-5:30 pm

Get completely immersed in the R2R festival on Thursday by adding the Young Filmmakers Showcase and the Closing Night Film & Awards presentation to your day. The Young Filmmakers showcase presents new, entertaining and well-crafted works by youth across British Columbia. You definitely won't want to miss the Closing Night Film, a new animé production by director Keiichi Hara, based on the award-winning graphic novel by Eto Mori. Winner of the audience award and a special distinction prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival, “Colorful” will take you on an epic adventure into the world of second chances. During the Awards presentation, find out which films stood out to our Youth Juries, and applaud the hard work of all of the contributing filmmakers. (Pre-registration required).