Short Film Programs

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Fun Day! 
Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 2 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | RHCC
Recommended for ages 6+

This is an opportunity for the whole family to see an amazing selection of films from around the world. Stay for a few, or stay for them all; there are five short film programs to choose from; there are five short film programs to choose from: Family Fun Films, the Indigenous Spotlight, Out of Your Element, and films that are Made in Canada.

Add workshops to the mix and make your own animation using some wacky props, and paper cut-outs. With all of this excitement, you’ve got a truly irresistible afternoon filled with activities for kids from ages 4 and up. 

Come early for the Pancake Breakfast in the morning, its included in the price of admission: $5/person, for the entire day! 

 

 

 

Family Fun Films

Sunday, April 2 | 11:00 AM | RHCC
Recommended for ages 6+

Mice in a cat suit, a tiny fox, and little people made of found objects come to life through the magic of animation in this mix of quirky and fun films that the whole family will enjoy. This program will play twice in a row, so the younger folks will be able to alternate between breakfast and movies in whichever order they prefer.

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! Come early for a Pancake Breakfast, included in the price of admission: $5/person for the entrie day.

 

 

 

Indigenous Spotlight

Sunday, April 2 12:15 PM | RHCC
Recommended for ages 9+

From the Andes to Canada, some of the most interesting filmmaking around the world is coming from the resilient Indigenous communities that are making themselves heard. This year’s program is no exception.

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! Come early for a Pancake Breakfast, included in the price of admission: $5/person for the entrie day.

 

 

Out of Your Element

Sunday, April 2 | 1:00 PM | RHCC
Recommended for ages 10+

This collection of animation is more suited to the mature youngster. The experience of sons and fathers comes into focus with playful, sensitive, and serious tones. Young cinephiles will leave the theatre with lots to talk about.

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! Come early for a Pancake Breakfast, included in the price of admission: $5/person for the entrie day.

 

 

 

 

Made in Canada

Sunday, April 2 | 2:15 PM  | RHCC
Recommended for ages 10+

Many of R2R’s programs feature Canadian talent, but this program is made entirely by Canadians! Some of these films have premiered at the world’s most prestigious festivals, while others highlight emerging talent worthy of keeping an eye on. The voices of girls and women are often relegated to the sidelines. Celebrating a range of experiences, from pre-pubescence to maturity, these are our diverse female stories.

This program screens as part of SUNDAY FUN DAY! Come early for a Pancake Breakfast, included in the price of admission: $5/person for the entrie day.

 

 

Indigenous Spotlight

Monday, April 3 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | RHCC
Recommended for grades 4-7 
​Screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools (pre-registration required), highlights from this program will screen on SUNDAY FUN DAY!

From the Andes to Canada, some of the most interesting filmmaking around the world is coming from the resilient Indigenous communities that are making themselves heard. This year’s program is no exception.

 

Animation Without Hesitation

Tuesday, April 4 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | RHCC
Recommended for grade 4-7
​Screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools (pre-registration required), highlights from this program will screen on SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Overcoming fears and obstacles with creativity, critical thinking and perseverance, the characters in these short films may hesitate, but their creators do not. This group of exceptional animators takes us on trip to their bold, poetic, and extremely diverse worlds.

 

 

Young & Elder

Wednesday, April 5 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | RHCC
Recommended for grade 4-7
Screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools (pre-registration required), highlights from this program will screen on SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Age does not determine the extent of our contribution to our community and family, though it may be a factor in the way we face our fears. Using animation and live-action to tell their stories, these filmmakers tackle the important business of relating to our elders, with compassion, humour, and sincerity.

 

 

Doc Day

Thursday, April 6 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | RHCC
Recommended for grade 4-7
Screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools (pre-registration required), highlights from this program will screen on SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Weaving factual elements into a cinematic experience, these documentarians invite us into the real lives of their subjects. Using stylistically composed camerawork, animation, or classic hand-held documentary styles, we are drawn deeper into the experiences that are close to home and transported to those perhaps as unfamiliar to us as an island of monkeys.

 

 

 

 

 

New Perspectives: Passing The Bechdel-Wallace

Thursday, April 6 | 12:00 & 1:40 PM | VCT
Recommended for grade 8-12
​Screens as part of the YOUTH MEDIA CONFERENCE, EXPO & SHOWCASE for secondary schools.

A program of short films made mostly by female-identified filmmakers, who mostly happen to be living and working in Vancouver! The Bechdel-Wallace Test was popularized in the early 90s. This simple test asks of every film: (1) Does it have at least two women in it that have names, who (2) talk to each other, about (3) something other than a man? Only about half of all films ever made meet these base requirements. With the knowledge gained in the morning panel, students will be able to critique the program’s content and are encouraged to discuss which parts of the Bechdel-Wallace test are applied, or not applied, in each film.

 

 

A Voice/An Impact

Friday, April 7 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM RHCC
Recommended for grade 4-7
Screens as part of REEL FOCUS for elementary schools (pre-registration required), highlights from this program will screen on SUNDAY FUN DAY!

Activism and reclamation can take many forms. Sometimes it means speaking up; other times it means being silent. One’s impact can be made in a stop-motion animation, in the communion of sacred dance, or a lifetime spent on another continent. It might even be found in a trip to your nana’s house.