Ticket Giveaway – Reel 2 Real Film Festival for Youth

by Kenji Maeda on February 17, 2009

I’m giving away one pair of tickets to the Friday, February 20 Opening Night of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth.  The evening will include the presentation of two awards and the Canadian Premiere screening of a Japanese film, Super Granny.

Opening night takes place at 6:30 pm at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC)

Read the details below for giveaway entry instructions.

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Saga no gabai baachan (Super Granny) is set in a rural village in southern Japan in the late 1950s, the film tells the story of seven-year-old Akihiro. When his bar-hostess mother finds it a struggle to support her two sons, he is whisked away from Hiroshima to live with his grandmother in small-town Saga. Akihiro’s unconventional yet charming “super granny” is an expert in finding the bright side of everything despite living in severe poverty. Based on the autobiographical novel of Japanese comedian Yoshichi Shimada, Super Granny is a delightful story that celebrates the wealth and importance of family ties, even in the most meager times.

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The Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society

…is a non-profit registered charity dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for youth. Reel to Real presents an annual film festival, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, and media arts programming year-round.

Through public screenings, hands-on workshops, interactive panel discussions, and public forums, our mission is to involve youth in actively viewing and discussing professionally made films; expose youth to new ideas and cultural perspectives; offer high-quality cinematic entertainment outside the mainstream; explore issues that are important to youth; engage youth in discussions with filmmakers about their work; increase understanding of the art and craft of filmmaking; and promote the production and presentation of high quality independent films for youth.

Festival Information and Tickets

This year’s festival runs from February 20 to February 27, 2009.

Check out www.r2rfestival.org for the full program and ticket information.

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To enter to win ONE PAIR of tickets for the Opening Night Awards and Screening:

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Send your Full Name, phone number, and answer to the one question below to info@vancouveractorsguide.com . (Subject: “Reel 2 Real”)

1) Name one of the two awards being presented on Opening Night. (see www.r2rfestival.org/opening-night)

*A winner will be randomly selected from those who enter by Wednesday, Feb 18 2009 at 8:00pm.

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