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SXSW Inaugural Grant Funds Mobile Programs!

Reel Grrls is thrilled to be one of five non-profits to receive a SXSW Inaugural Community Grant! We will be investing our $10,000 grant to support our growing mobile programs. We are so proud that our values are aligned with SXSW’s focus on community and the belief that promoting good in local communities helps foster creative innovation.  We are extremely grateful to be in the same cohort as Swan Songs,  Skillpoint Alliance’s POWERUp Velocity Prep, The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA), and The Miracle Foundation.  

Ayanda Chisholm selected as Adobe Youth Voices Creative Scholarship Winner

We are thrilled to announce that Adobe Foundation has presented Ayanda Chisoholm with the Adobe Youth Voices Scholarship  for her merit in film. Ayanda will be graduating as part of the class of 2015 from Garfield High School, and is passionate about social justice. She is part of many clubs including Black Student Union, whom have been active in speaking out on race relations in Seattle. Their activism was captured in an article by the Seattle Times called, "Garfield’s Black Student Union: ‘This is our time … to speak’". As part of Reel Grrls, Ayanda has created shorts like Sleep Cycle in our Lights, Camera, Reel Grrls program, and Black ...

Let’s build future jobs for Reel Grrls #keepfilminWA

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Three Dates and Three Ways You Can Help Pass SB 6027 Washington Filmworks needs Reel Grrls help to reach out to the 2015 legislative session. Now is the time to dig deep, stay engaged and help keep SB 6027 in the budget conversations. Here are three simple, easy ways you can help the KEEP FILM IN WA effort NOW. Tuesday, June 9 — Business Blitz We urge all Washington-based businesses that support the film industry to call and email Senator Andy Hill (R, 45), Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and Frank Chopp (D, 43), Speaker of the House.  Explain to Senator Hill and Speaker Chopp that film production supports ...

Fund Wynter Rhys’ Dear Society

Reel Grrl Wynter Rhys created her debut short film, Little Red, a dark interpretation of the original story by Charles Perrault last fall. Little Red has been accepted into over 20 festivals, including National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), Newport Beach Film Festival, and Chicago Film Festival's CineYouth. Dear Society will be her first official production. In Dear Society Wynter uses her perspective of a young filmmaker to address issues that young people face growing up in a media saturated landscape. In Dear Society, a young girl named Kenley explores questions about insecurities - and contacts a personified Society as the pressure ...

GRRL in the World: Summer Matthews

Recently we heard from Summer Matthews who was part of our Apprenticeship program in the summer of 2011, and worked on media justice and activism projects Internet Freedom: Money = Access, Internet Freedom: Local Opportunities, and Mobile Justice: A Mobile Revolution. We are thrilled to see she is continuing to pursue film and media justice! Check our her email update, and her latest work: Won't Hold us Back! "I am about to start my junior year at Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico under the Robert Redford/Milagro Initiative Scholarship. I produced and AD the project "Won't Hold Us Back" this spring with a handful of ...

RG Awarded Office of Arts and Culture Youth: Arts and Work Readiness Arts Programs!

We are thrilled to be awarded Youth Arts and Work Readiness Arts funding by Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. We are looking forward to deepening our program reach in the Delridge neighborhood in our space at Youngstown Arts and Cultural Center this fall. Check out more information about the Office of Arts and Culture's funding programs Youth Arts and Work Readiness.  

LA based Etheria Film Night hosting a benefit for Reel Grrls June 10th

Twitter is a magical place where we found out that a group of women in LA from Etheria Film Night were hosting a fundraiser for us! The event will take place June 10th (doors open at 7:30pm) 8-11pm at El Cid $15 advanced, $20 at the door. More information can be found on their website. How cool is that? Etheria Film Night screens an annual showcase of the best new horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and thriller films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans.  The festival’s goal is to prove to the entertainment industry that there are women filmmakers making fantastic genre films ...

Sign-up! August Summer Camps at Youngstown

Reel Grrls is excited to bring out award winning programs that empowers young women through film making and media literacy to Youngstown Cultural Arts Center located in West Seattle's Delridge Neighborhood (4408 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106). This summer girls can sign-up for Animate: Your Grrl Power, or Call the Shots. Girls will improve their skills in critical thinking, storyboarding, scriptwriting, teamwork, acting, directing and using mobile apps to edit. Our camps are open to female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth. No previous experience is required in either of the camps.   Animate: Your Grrl Power...

New Website!

Thanks to our superstar Reel Grrls' community volunteer Sara McCaslin (pictured on the left, with board member Dacia Saenz) we have updated our website.  The layout was chosen to showcase media, and provide an easy way to stay up to date with Reel Grrls. We will be continuing to add website features and provide more content on a regular basis. We are excited to use this as a hub of inspiration. This is a work in progress and any feedback is appreciated! If you are interested in joining the Reel Grrls' Media Team to create content for our website, social media channels, and general content creation, please fill out the form below.

Monthly Movie Night at Scarecrow June 19: Song of the Sea

Please join the Reel Grrls Youth Advisory Committee's monthly screening at Scarecrow Video for "Song of the Sea". Meet Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal who goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. This traditionally-animated feature film is based in the Celtic Selkie myth. The animation is stunning and the story deeply compelling. Please join us for film, snacks and community. Be sure to let us know if you're interested in joining the Youth Advisory Committee. RSVP and share!