In order to build equity in the film and media industry, Camp Reel Stories creates a path for young women and gender non-conforming youth to make their own content and enter media careers.
Reel Stories empowers our participants with the skills, experience, and connections to succeed in the industry and aspire to leadership in their field. To achieve our mission, we’ve created a pipeline for girls to go from no experience to professional experience in the film industry.
Camp Reel Stories is the only media program led by professionals in the Media Industry. Brenda Chapman (writer/director of Brave), Lora Hirschberg (Sound Engineer, Inception), Sheila McIntosh (Editor, Coraline), and many others have taught workshops during our summer program.
Working in small collaborative groups, this camp gives campers the opportunity to create and broadcast their own short films. In only two weeks, our filmmakers learn everything from development to pre-production to production to post-production and get to debut their films at the end of each session at a local theater open to the public.
Girls are still famously underrepresented, both behind the scenes and on screen, but Reel Stories intends to teach our campers that, with the right tools and training, they hold the key to a revolution in the media industry. Their dreams are within reach.
Contact: Camp Reel Stories
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