Summary of organization/program
Reel Youth is a not-for-profit, media empowerment program supporting young people to create and distribute films about their visions for a more just and sustainable world.
- Local (located in BC and Alberta), national (through film festival and distribution), and global (through film festival and distribution).
- Youth 19 and under
Dominant Media Forms
- Media empowerment program supporting young people to create and distribute films about their visions for a more just and sustainable world.
Statement of Principles
Reel Youth offers claymation, video making, photography, music video, and broadcasting programs for youth groups, schools, and service agencies looking for exciting and meaningful ways to engage young people. The programs are delivered by facilitators trained in filmmaking and empowering youth using the arts. Young people of all ages and background are supported to make films about the changes they wish to see in their community and the world.
All of the films made in the programs are hosted on ReelYouth.ca and submitted into the Reel Youth Film Festival. Insightful and entertaining, the RYFF collects films from across Canada, the US and abroad to put together an incredible evening of some of the best youth filmmaking today. The movies are submitted from independent filmmakers, media classes, youth groups, and RY Programs. A youth jury selects the films that tour across Canada and the US. Audience votes choose the winning films, and awards go to the associated youth to support their ongoing filmmaking.
- For more info: http://www.reelyouth.ca/programs2.html