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Call the Shots August 7-11 2017
Call the shots and learn the ropes of filmmaking in small production teams that will seek out and tell stories within your community that call you to ACTION! From storyboarding, scriptwriting, teamwork, interviewing, acting/directing, using mobile devices and applications for filming and editing quality videos.

This hands-on video production workshop provides up to 12 grrls with a creative storytelling opportunity building skills and focus through one-on-one sessions with mentors, including professional filmmakers and teaching artists.


Dates: August 7-11, 2017// 10AM-4PM
Location: Seattle
Who can apply: Female, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth Grades 5-8 
Prerequisites: No previous video production or animation experience required!

Grrls will get more experience with:
  • Media Literacy and what makes high quality and engaging media
  • Media Justice and how to use media as a tool for social change and empowerment
  • Digital Storytellers and how to use advanced tools to amplify their voice

The program includes:

  • Audio Production
  • Editing and Post Production
  • Pre-Production and Storyboarding
  • DSLR Cinematography


How to register: Complete and submit the online application below. Please note, your registration is not complete until you have submitted your deposit.

Contact us at: or 206-375-1132

This program is made possible thanks to the City of Seattle's Office Arts and Culture, Uncle Harry's Natural Products, and the Derschang Group, Woodhull Institute, and 4Culture. 
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Due to the high quality of our production equipment, the professionalism of our staff, and our extensive volunteer training, the actual cost of Reel Grrls programming is about $200 per student per day. Through the generosity of individual donors, community supporters, and foundation grants, Reel Grrls is able to subsidize this cost for most participants. 

Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Reel Grrls offers a voluntary four-tier fee structure so that everyone can participate. You choose the level most appropriate for your family finances.

No grrl will be turned away for lack of funds. For those that need scholarships, please note these are limited slots and only one full scholarship is alotted per person per summer.

All program fees and deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.