The Brownsville Film Festival on June 15th, 2017 showcased the talents of 5 Brownsville schools. The first half of the festival celebrated the works of our middle school students from our Brownsville programs. Students ate lunch sponsored by local businesses, followed a screening of a compilation of all their hard work throughout the school year. … More The Brownsville Film Festival
The 2017 Fall Narrative Lab Screening on June 29th, 2017 featured four short films from four talented young filmmakers. The audience was at awe by the extraordinary work, sophistication and technicality behind their films. The films touched on a broad range of topics such as vulnerability, entitlement, identity, and the search to belong. The program … More 2017 Fall Narrative Lab Screening
Last weekend, young filmmakers from Reel Works, Youth FX (located in Albany, NY), and Interference Archive came together for “Filmmakers on F.L.E.E.K.”, a screening-workshop series dedicated to “film, learning, empowerment, emancipation, and (k)ommunity”. Students reflected on questions such as: what are collective, community-oriented ways of creating films? How can young filmmakers maintain their personal vision … More Event Recap: Filmmakers on F.L.E.E.K.
Last night, students from Fall Lab 2014 premiered their films to over 200 friends, family members, and supporters in HBO’s lofty screening room overlooking Bryant Park. The ten students who committed to Fall Lab 2014, Zoe Spielman, Catherine Robinson, Dylan Lester, Jakhi Sidberry, Javon Peters, Justin Casquejo, Julianna Greenidge, Mie Abouelkheir, Rondlin Florveus, and Sangeda … More Event Recap: Fall Lab 2014 Screening!
This month, Reel Works student Tayana Brumaire’s film Girl in Progress screened at the Coney Island Film Festival. Tayana is a graduate of the Fall 2013 Lab Class. She currently serves as the President of the Junior Advisory Board and is making her second film in the Fall 2014 Master Lab Class. In Tayana’s words: “My … More Tayana’s Thoughts On Coney Island Film Festival
Last week, 10 filmmakers from the 2014 Spring Lab screened their documentaries at the Paley Center for Media. Their films confront personal topics like LGBT rights, religion, the meaning of happiness, and poverty. Recap the screening through our highlight video below: Spring Lab 2014 Screening Highlights from reelworks on Vimeo. Shot and edited by Youth … More Spring Lab 2014 Screening
Thanks to HBO for hosting Reel Works’ Fall 2013 Lab Graduation Screening on Friday, April 11th, 2014! Over 220 friends, family and filmmakers joined the celebration as 11 young filmmakers shared their powerful, personal documentaries. From Catherine Cruz’s Los Fuertes – which documented how strength and love helped her and her family overcome challenges – … More Fall Lab 2013 Screening Highlights