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!
Dexter Dugar, filmmaker and director of This is Connections, recently won the John F Outcalt Award For Outstanding Filmmaking, an award that includes a $5000.00 college scholarship from NBCUniversal. Following the Reel Works 2014 Gala, here are Dexter’s thoughts: Well, honestly, I didn’t think I was going to win. It helps that I had an … More Outcalt Awards Recap: Thoughts from the winner, Dexter Dugar!
Last year we welcomed Education Director, Laurel Gwizdak to the team and had many successes across all our programs! This school year, we find ourselves rapidly growing and we’re excited to begin the search for an Education Specialist to help strengthen the team as we begin recruitment for the newest crop of kids to join … More Back To School!! Ready for the brand new Fall 2013 Students!
The Summer Lab is a free four week intensive filmmaking program in which teens work collaboratively to create thought-provoking stories. This program provides New York City teens with the opportunity to do something productive and fun throughout the summer. This year, fourteen teens were chosen to be a part of the Summer Lab, which was … More Wrapping up the Summer at Reel Works
WOW!! What an awesome 31 day journey that was! A few minutes ago, our first kickstarter project ended having raised 110% of our goal! We thank you all from the very very bottom of our hearts! We would like to send a special “Thanks” to Avan Jogia who encouraged his huge online fan community to … More Kickstarter – A SUCCESSFUL 31 Day Journey!
Tribeca Film Fellow Finds New Begining in Filmmaking. Check out the article above about Mercedes’ journey with filmmaking and watch her Reel Works Film here:
It’s been exactly a week since we launched our kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for our “Traveling Film Festival”! In just 5 days we raised nearly 50% of our goal!! BIG THANKS to friends, family, long time supporters and a few strangers for getting us there. We’ve been particularly moved and impressed by the … More Kickstarter Project: “We are half way there!”
A summer plan to take teen filmmakers on a tour to share their stories and inspire youth to take positive action Thousands of New Yorkers have been moved and inspired by the stories of Reel Works teen filmmakers through the weekly broadcasts of our youth-produced series “Reel Works with Avan Jogia” on NYC-Life [Channel 25]. … More Traveling Film Festival – Kickstarter Project Launched