Reelworld is a charitable organization (Charitable# 873045611 RR0001) dedicated to harnessing the power of film for social good. We empower emerging Black, Indigenous and People of Colour storytellers to showcase films that inspire social change, promote intercultural experiences and collaboration, and educate young students and artists with engaging hands-on workshops and thought provoking discussion.
The world is in a state of rapid change. From global inequality, to climate change and racism, we believe that the power of film and storytelling can break down barriers and inspire minds. Like no other medium, film brings people, cultures, and communities together and creates shared understanding irrespective of age, gender, race, ability, and sexuality.
With your support, Reelworld ensures that artists have a platform and the means to develop authentic stories that might otherwise go unheard. Join us and help empower traditionally underserved communities and give them the tools to make a difference.
We're on a mission to help great stories
make great changes all year round!
Champion our Diverse filmmakers.
We provide training, mentorship, funding, and distribution opportunities for underrepresented filmmakers. We do this through (A) the creation of filmmaker labs, which provide training and industry knowledge for Indigenous and racialized filmmakers with impactful stories, and (B) we provide filmmakers with assistance in the distribution of their films via community screenings, online channels and educational settings.
What Your Donation Will Do
Empower our youth.
We are committed to empowering youth through film. (A) We create youth-focused film screenings for schools and community centres so that young people can engage with film and create dialogue around the issues that matter most to them. (B) We run a Reelyouth program, which is a fully immersive event focused on exposing youth to pressing social issues through film, virtual reality experiences and interactive gaming. (C) We aim to cultivate a new generation of racially diverse filmmakers by providing them with the tools to tell stories about the change they want to see in the world. We do this through a series of filmmaking workshops where youth can actively participate and learn how to tell stories through film.
A core component of our organization is to showcase films that explore pressing issues, spark conversations, and inspire audiences to take actions that impact their lives, communities, and ultimately, the world. (A) We program an annual film festival each October, which features films created by Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Latinx
Canadian filmmakers. (B) Throughout the year, we also program and co-present film screenings with festivals across the country.
Promote intercultural collaboration.
We unite diverse communities and catalyze social change through film and storytelling. Our work brings together diverse filmmakers and a community of change makers - foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, artists, charities, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, educators, technologists, brands, and media—to forge coalitions and create profound intercultural experiences.