I have had the good fortune of working with Reel Women for several years. They are a very important part of Austin's film community.
Reel Women is an organization that supports and empowers women. Women actors, filmmakers and producers, etc . . . I have been a member unable to attend not knowing the function until last week. I was impressed. So much talent and information is available to all of us at Reel Women. I look forward to becoming more available to this group and their work.
I feel so fortunate that this organization exists and does what it does. Top-quality speakers educate the community about every aspect of film-making, from production planning to distribution. The monthly mixers provide amazing opportunities to network, learn from, and support colleagues at all levels. This group really makes the Austin film-making community a COMMUNITY.
Storytelling is the most powerful communication tool on the planet. Filmmaking is quickly becoming the primary way in which people create and consume stories. Reel Women is a terrific group dedicated to promoting Austin, Texas area filmmakers. Though ostensibly focused on women filmmakers, everyone benefits from Reel Women- male and female, young and old alike. Sherry Mills, the organizer of RW, works tirelessly to promote local artists, connect them with resources, inform and inspire them with expert guests. She also organizes Luna Fest, which gives filmmakers an opportunity to create, present, and promote work to a huge base of fans. The types of stories that are told with Reel Women's help include important documentaries, and cutting-edge narrative drama, plus short films of all types, aimed at both entertaining, and cutting the teeth of the next generation of storytellers. Reel Women is a valuable resource for the Austin arts community.
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.
I LOVE the Reel Women organization. Ive been involved with them ever since I moved to Austin. They offer wonderful workshops with top talent in the industry and at a great, affordable price.
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.
Over ten years ago when I moved to Austin, Reel Women was the first organization I joined as a budding filmmaker. They were extremely influential and supportive as I was starting out. They gave me the push I needed to believe in myself and my work. I've since been involved helping with give workshops, as a speaker and an overall supporter of the work they do. I wouldn't be where I am in my career without them.
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.