Established in 1998, the Reel to Real Society is a non-profit registered charity which presents the annual Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (R2R), and media arts programming year-round. We offer a range of workshops that create opportunities for professional artists to mentor aspiring young artists, and cultivate their appreciation and talents for filmmaking. Reel to Real works in partnership with classroom teachers to design an interactive, immersive workshop that meets your needs.
The students put in a hard day's work and felt a HUGE sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Your workshop is challenging, fun, exciting and rewarding. It promotes true collaboration between the students and they loved it! Deborah Roos, École Jules Quesnel
BC Stories empowers students to conceive, plan, shoot, edit and screen short films that speak about their lives and their community: its art, culture and history. Through the creative medium of digital filmmaking, students will gain powerful leadership skills, a deepened connection with their local community, and an enriched capacity for learning through media creation. This is an interactive, immersive program that fosters artistic expression for students, and a collaborative project that works in partnership with artists, classroom teachers and school administration. Using low-cost, accessible technology, students will have the opportunity to explore, document and share their local histories. The program encourages participation of parents and community members. It will also reinforce English language skills for English language learners. We teach animation and documentary, using digital cameras and computers or iPads.