Introducing Reel Grrls Executive Director, Nancy Chang

May 12, 2015

Reel Grrls is a non-profit  year-round training program designed to help empower young women from diverse communities through media production. Executive Director Nancy Chang shares the powerful drive behind Reel Grrls.

What is your film festival’s mission?

Empowering young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production.

What role does your film festival play in supporting in Seattle’s film community?

Reel Grrls Executive Director Nancy Chang

Reel Grrls Executive Director Nancy Chang

Reel Grrls supports the Seattle film industry by letting young people get hands-on experience with making media.

What does the Seattle film community mean to you?

The Seattle film community is an exciting place where everyone is working together to create more opportunities and resources for Seattle film and media to be made.

What is something people look forward to every year at your film festival?

Reel Grrls is a year round community that people find to be fun and inclusive.

What do you want audiences to take away from your film festival?

​Reel Grrls wants to amplify and diversify the stories that are being told through teaching youth story telling and media making skills.

How long has your film festival been a part of the Seattle Film Community?

Reel Grrls has been around since 2001 providing workshops and camps to youth.

What does your festival bring to the Seattle Film Community?

​Reel Grrls convenes a fun community of media makers at all stages of experience to support youth interested in gaining media making skills and telling their stories.

Check out Reel Grrls’s site, where you can find programs, event locations and volunteer and donation opportunities.

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