Reel Works Teen Filmmaking
Founded in 2001, Reel Works provides free, intensive in-school and after-school filmmaking workshops for over 800 at-risk youth. Ours is the only youth media program in the country that matches each teen participant one-on-one with a professional filmmaker-mentor. It's a powerful combination that unlocks young talents, unleashes young voices and changes young lives.
Reel Works' films have earned five Student Emmy's, countless festival honors and reached millions of viewers worldwide. In 2007, Reel Works received the Coming Up Taller Award from the President's Council on the Humanities – the nation's top honor for after school arts programs.
The Lab is part of a continuum of workshops we offer teens including The Summer Lab, The Master Lab, Reel Impact, Reel Futures and Reel Works Productions.
Reel Works is creating pathways for diverse youth in film and television, playing a leading role in training tomorrow's storytellers for New York City's $8.7 billion film, television and media industry.