This is a fantastic place to meet other people passionate about making films without the discomfort of 'networking' strangers. The format of the monthly meetings gives everyone a chance to list what they're doing and want to be doing and because of that I use Reel Women as a great resource for finding crew members on my feature films.
As a newcomer to the Austin film scene, this organization provides a great resource for networking and educational resources for filmmakers. I've met only wonderful, professional people through their events, and always recommend their resources to others in need.
I am in the process of relocating to the Austin area. I dropped in on a couple of Reel Women events to network and learn about the professional community in the area.more I was very encouraged by the presentations as well as the welcoming and supportive environment.
The Reel Women film networking organization is one of Austin's most effective and active networking, film training, inspirational, and inclusionary film-oriented organizations not just in the Austin entertainment area but probably in the world. Sherry Mills and the board of directors, constantly support and put on industry related, dynamic events that showcase women's work and accomplishments in the cinema arts, while supporting a multitude of socially important organizations for women and the community purely out of pure heart and caring. Always there to help boost women's & all filmmakers' success and careers with low cost or free training programs, great speakers, screenings of important films that would never be seen in the traditional distribution systems, the organization truly lifts everyone it touches in a powerful positive way. And unlike many other women's organizations, all event are inclusionary, where men are welcome to join and participate on an equal basis. Kudos for years of dedication and good works that support and encourage women and men in a direct and effective way that benefits the entire community and the world beyond through the films that it's members are empowered to create and put out into the universe with messages that reach far beyond any borders.
As an emerging filmmaker REEL WOMEN is a great way to connect with other filmmakers in Austin and around the world.