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To educate and inspire our community through creating partnerships between filmmakers and local causes dedicated to addressing similar social justice issues.

Because we are Girls

Because we are Girls06/06/2019

Straying from typical portraits of the journey to healing, Because We Are Girls offers a unique and powerful tribute to women’s strength in the face of profound trauma.



In recognition of World AIDS Day, we’re screening BPM, winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes: A film about love. A film about life. Life stronger than death. A film as a glimpse of hope.

Kayak to Klemtu

Kayak to Klemtu20/09/2018

Join us for Kayak to Klemtu, a story of family melded with activism when they travel the Inside Passage together in order to testify against a proposed pipeline, and therefore oil tanker traffic, through their beautiful waters.



Reel Causes is proud to present Fattitude, a body positive documentary that amplifies the voices of a rapidly growing social justice movement.



A portrait of five Vancouverites living on society’s fringes during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Luk’Luk’I takes us into uncharted territory, falling somewhere between a fiction we need to see and a documentary we wish didn’t have to exist.

A Better Man: Actions Matter

A Better Man: Actions Matter

We know the facts. We know that women and girls continue to be more at risk of experiencing many forms of violence than men and boys. As a society, we must ask ourselves why and – more importantly – what can we do?

Common Threads

Common Threads

On September 14th, join Reel Causes for our second annual Common Threads screening of short films.

Reel Causes’ AGM with Global Solidarity

Reel Causes’ AGM with Global Solidarity26/02/2017

In the wake of the 1998 Hurricane Mitch, thousands of people were temporarily located to live on the margins of the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua in what is locally known as the ‘circle of death,’ living between the dump, a cemetery and a sewerage plant.

Common Threads: short films from the heart of our city

Common Threads: short films from the heart of our city20/10/2016

Reel Causes is thrilled to contribute this program of locally made short films to the pre-festival line up of the Downtown Eastside’s Heart of the City Festival. The anchor for this event are the incredible, inspirational and complex works of Intersections Media Opportunities for Youth, including the delightful collection of animated shorts Messages to Younger Selves.

Start With One Thing

Start With One Thing26/05/2016

This groundbreaking documentary brings a voice to the thousands of species teetering on the very edge of life — and challenges and inspires us all to take action.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council