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 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.

 

There are 24 male directors

for every 1 female director

 

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" (2) ​

 

This is exactly what the Reel Girls film festival has set out to do

 

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"It comes down to the mythical fear that we can't handle ourselves. Or maybe the fear is that we can handle ourselves, that we are powerful, that we could run the world better

-Linda Woolverton screenwriter (The Lion King, Maleficent)

There are 24 male directors for every 1 female director 

24:1

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FEMALE DIRECTORS MAKE UP 4%

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