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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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!
Last November we kicked off a successful Indiegogo campaign, to launch our mobile programs and to follow-up on the story of five migrant youth. In 2011 Ana, Cilviana, Teresa, Martha and Lucia traveled to Seattle for RG's Lights, Camera, Reel Grrls! program, where they produced their first film, "Who We Are," which screened at the Young People Film Festival in Portland, Oregon that same year. Thanks to generous funders we were able to raise money to return to Mount Vernon to create a documentary on these young women as they are about to graduate high school.
Thank you for your generous donation towards Reel Grrls during this year's GiveBIG event!
We are thrilled to announce that yesterday's GiveBIG event raised $18,962 in funds towards our award-winning youth media programs! Because of our generous community and a matching pledge of $5,000, we will continue our legacy of providing trans-formative grrl-centered arts education and youth development to the youth of Seattle and beyond.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Check out the video below for a special thank you from our Aki Kurose Middle School grrls!
Summer Programs 2015
We are excited to run Animate Your Imagination, and Call the Shots at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Our team of instructors and mentors are really pumped to meet you this summer, and get you behind the camera to have fun and make content that matters to you! This is the summer of Grrl Power!
We have a full lineup of programs this summer in partnership with the Seattle Public Library with 6 programs throughout Seattle (sign-up here), You Grow Girl! Animate Her (sign-up here), Snohomish YMCA, and two camps at our home base at Youngstown Cultural ...
Our Grrls: Ayanda Chisolm, Wynter Rhys and Zenia Pakker, supported by staff Harper Grieve and Dorothee Leesing, and mentors Angie Bernadoni, Curtis Enlow, and Erin Smith took part in Seattle Goodwill's #breakup4good campaign! #breakup4good featured many Seattle locals from Mayor Murray, the Massive Monkees, the Mariner Moose to Megan Griffiths and everyone in between encouraging people to break up with their beloved outfits so Goodwill can place them in new homes, and take the sales an invest them in jobs trainings programs. Check out the videos!