About Reel Grrls

Founded in 2001, Reel Grrls was the first media arts center in the United States focused on training girls in media production through hands-on workshops and classes taught by feminist media professionals and educators.

Reel Grrls equips and empowers young people ages 11 to 21 to engage critically and creatively with digital media to create positive social change. Reel Grrls also provides media literacy training to help grrls, gender non-conforming youth, and male allies from diverse communities interpret and respond to the flood of gendered and racialized images and messages young people encounter in our media saturated world.

We do this through three program tracks:

  • Filmmaking
  • Web Content
  • Immersive Tech

Reel Grrls serves youth of all economic means, with 85% of students receiving Reel Grrls scholarships annually.  Since 2001, over 5000 students have participated in Reel Grrls programs and Reel Grrls media have been honored in more than 90 film festivals globally.

Reel Grrls is a 501c(3) non-profit organization located within the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, and thanks to our partnerships with like minded community organizations like King County Public Library System, Seattle Public Library, Seattle SchoolsPound StudioNorthwest Film Forum, and Highline School District we are able to offer programs throughout Seattle, and King County that allows us to go to where young people are.