Making a film is just a personal exercise until the filmmaker presents his or her work before a real audience. Reel Impact is a comprehensive distribution program in which teen filmmakers learn how to bring their stories to new audiences through broadcast, web-cast, film festivals and community screenings.
Reel Impact brings the power of Reel Works’ films to settings where they can have the greatest effect on audiences – and on the filmmakers themselves. A comprehensive distribution program, Reel Impact teaches teen filmmakers how to create and build their own websites and become online activists who bring their stories to new audiences. Teens curate and lead regular community screenings, upload weekly web-casts and submit their work to film festivals and broadcasters year-round.
Through partnerships with educators and non-profits working with teens, our student’s films are used as educational tools on subjects such as teen pregnancy, teen depression, confronting racism and more. Over seven million people have seen our work since 2005 and over 60% of all films produced in the Lab find audiences outside our immediate community.