Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22 2017

Reel Sisters 20th Anniversary Film Festival,

AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
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NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs

  • About the event

    The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and Long Island University's Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus. Established in 1997, Reel Sisters (www.reelsisters.org) is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers to advance their careers in the film industry. Reel Sisters is the first Brooklyn-based film festival to showcase films directed, produced and written by women of color. Reel Sisters will celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2017.

    Reel Sisters screens original films by women across the globe each year — the festival has screened over 1500 films since its inception. Awards for Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Experimental, Best Animation, Best Feature, Best Short, Best Narrative, Best Web Series and the Reel Sisters Spirit Award are selected by an independent jury composed of filmmakers, community leaders and artists. In 2016, Reel Sisters presented the Reel Sisters/Centric Awards, which includes a distribution deal with Centric/BET Netorks. The cash awards depend on our funding level. It was a pleasure to bring back our scholarship awards to the film festival and with your support we can continue this tradition.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Reel Sisters is a primary source to promote your brand to an intergenerational audience of women business owners and educators.




    The festival attracts Film industry professionals (about 40%) as well as educators and the general public (60%). Approximately 25% of attendees come from out of town including both from the U.S. (key cities such as Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami, Atlanta) and international cities such as London and Mumbai. 20 percent of the films are global, 50 percent are from NYC and the metro area, and 30% from other U.S. cities.


    The film attracts both a wide diversity that is multicultural focused. Key demographics are as follows:


    Asian/Indian: 8%

    African-American/Caribbean/African Descent: 60%

    Latina/Hispanic: 24%

    White: 7%

    Other: 1%.

    Age demographic

    18-45: 35%

    45-65: 40%

    65+: 25%



    Women: 75%

    Men: 25% 

    Carolyn Butts

    Reel Sisters is sponsored by African Voices Communications, Inc., a non-profit arts organization devoted to supporting art, literature and film. For information visit www.africanvoices.com.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected

    25% Male Attendees

    75% Female Attendees

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