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The Reel Youth Film Festival (RYFF) empowers young artists to express their creativity, entertain audiences, and share their visions for a more just and sustainable world. The festival is a model for community engagement, a celebration of youth culture, and a showcase for the richness and diversity of a new generation of filmmakers.

The RYFF screens short films made by young people under 20, and tours in partnership with youth media organizations, high schools, community groups and other established film festivals.  The festival tour kicks off at the Vancouver International Film Festival and goes on to tour across Canada and around the world.

The proceeds from each screening act as a fundraiser for local screening partners and the audience votes decide the festival winners. Each screening  showcases up to 25% local films, so that emerging filmmakers can be recognized in their community.

The RYFF pulls together an insightful, diverse, compelling and humorous collection of short films from across the globe – all made by youth. Chosen by a youth jury from hundreds of submissions and 100+ countries around the world, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of filmmakers.

The collection has been rated PG by Consumer Protection BC.

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