Reel2Real International Film Festival for the Youth!

Reel2Real International Film Festival for the Youth will be taking place from Sunday, April 2 to Saturday, April 8.

On our March 28th show, we talked to Tammy Bannister, who is the director of programming at the Reel2Real International Film Festival for the Youth. During our interview, Tammy told us a bit about the focus of Reel2Real, the theme of this year’s program, and got a sneak preview of some of the films that will be playing throughout the festival! This year’s theme focuses on the female experience and to tell women’s stories. Listen to our interview with Tammy, and the rest of the show, right here!

One of the films that we previewed for you all on the show was the opening film, “The Sun At Midnight”, which is directed by Kirsten Carthew and stars Devery Jacobs and Duane Howard, who starred in The Revenant alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. It is set in the beautiful Canadian Northwest Territories. Check out the trailer here:

Reel2Real Film Festival will be running from April 2 to 8, and tickets for the different films are selling fast! If you’re looking to join in on the action and watch some super awesome and unique cinema, Tammy hooked us up with a few tickets to give to YOU! We are running a contest and we want to send you and a friend to go see some of this amazing films!

TO ENTER: Follow Y57 on Instagram AND Like Y57 on Facebook – you have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the following films on their respective days:

Two (2) tickets to the screening of “The Sun At Midnight” on Sunday, April 2 (Opening night) – WINNER CHOSEN FROM FACEBOOK

Two (2) tickets to the screening of “Play Your Gender” on EITHER Thursday, April 6 OR Friday, April 7 – WINNER CHOSEN FROM INSTAGRAM

Two (2) tickets to the screening of “Louise by the Shore” on Saturday, April 8 (Closing night) – WINNER CHOSEN FROM FACEBOOK

Winners will be contacted via the respective social media platforms, so keep your eyes peeled for that! For the winner of the “Play Your Gender” tickets, the winner will be able to choose which date they want to go see the film.

To find out more about the films, programs and activities that will be taking place during the film festival as well as buy your own tickets, please check out the Reel2Real website at! Reel2Real can also be found on Instagram and Twitter at @r2rfilmfestival.

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