The Reel Girls Film Festival is the first-ever all-girls international student film festival, devoted entirely to encouraging and supporting young female filmmakers.
The inaugural Reel Girls Film Festival received over 400 submissions
from young women in over 40
countries and continues to grow each year.
The Reel Girls Film Festival believes that a community devoted to young female filmmakers allows them to thrive and develop their unique voices and visions, these are the roots for establishing gender equality in the film industry.
Women are underrepresented in the film industry. Similar to findings within the STEM fields, to obtain more gender equality in film, girls need to
Be exposed to female role models in the industry
Receive early exposure and develop a sense of "female belongingness"
This is exactly what the Reel Girls film festival has set out to do!