Camp Reel Stories offers women of all ages an opportunity to learn how to make films and tell their stories. We do this through a combination of workshops and camps for girls and women who want to learn how to make movies in the new digital media era.
Camp Reel Stories is the only media program led by professionals in the Media Industry. Brenda Chapman (writer/director of Brave), Darla Anderson (Producer of Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 3), Lora Hirschberg (Sound Engineer, Inception), Rebekah Fergusson (Documentary Director, The Case Against 8), Sheila McIntosh (Editor, Coraline) and many others have led workshops at Camp Reel Stories.
Working in small, collaborative groups, this camp gives the campers the opportunity to make and broadcast their own short films.
Film and Television is a multi-billion dollar industry and it can seem very secretive and exclusive, but the industry is going through a process of great transformation right now. Anyone can tell their story and distribute it to the world via online and social media platforms like youtube, vimeo, etc… Girls are still famously underrepresented, both behind the scenes and on screen, but Camp Reel Stories intends to teach our campers that, with the right tools and training, they hold the key to a revolution in the media industry. Their dreams are within reach.