“We are elated to celebrate our 9th Annual Global Youth Film Festival in LA on October 9th. This event is the heart and soul of my team and we take pride in the advancement of all the youth involved in our program year after year.” – CEO Syd Stewart

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 14, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Better Youth Inc, organization feels there is no time like the present to announce the return of their 9th Annual ‘Real to Reel Global Youth Film Festival’. It’s a mentoring music and media arts training program for foster and community youth aged 14-24. It culminates in a festival that will be held on October 20th from 7-11pm.

This youth inspired festival ‘Real To Reel Global’ is not just any ordinary event; it embodies the heart and soul of the vibrant world of film and storytelling. It is a celebration of creativity and imagination, where passionate individuals come together to share their unique stories with the world. This remarkable gathering is made possible by a dedicated team of youth producers, who pour their energy and talent into curating an experience like no other.

Prepare to be captivated by an impressive lineup of special guests, including the renowned personalities Actor/Writer Melvin Jackson, Sr. Talent Joseph Hughes, and producer/CEO Gamechanger Films Effie Brown, who will be screening an incredible selection of youth-created films from across the globe.

The Real To Reel team operates like a well-oiled machine, with each member bringing their own expertise and perspective to the table. From scouting and selecting the most compelling films to organizing engaging panel discussions and workshops, these gifted individuals work tirelessly to create an event that captivates and inspires.

Behind every successful team lies a network of experienced professionals who provide invaluable guidance and support. Real To Reel benefits from the wisdom and experience of industry veterans, who lend their expertise to ensure that every aspect of the event is meticulously planned and executed. From renowned filmmakers and screenwriters to seasoned producers and distributors, these industry titans lend their knowledge and insights to make Real To Reel an exceptional experience for all.

As you step into the world of Real To Reel, be prepared to be swept away by the magic of cinema. Here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a diverse selection of thought-provoking films that explore the human condition, challenge social norms, and celebrate the power of storytelling. With genres ranging from drama to documentary, and from animation to experimental, there is something for everyone at Real To Reel.

Beyond the films, Real To Reel offers a myriad of opportunities to engage with like-minded individuals who share your passion for cinema. Panel discussions featuring industry experts provide a platform for thought-provoking conversations and debates, while workshops offer a chance to hone your skills and learn from the best in the business. Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker, a film enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the transformative power of cinema, Real To Reel welcomes you with open arms.

So mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience as Real To Reel takes center stage. Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and moved by the power of storytelling. Join us at Real To Reel and become a part of the ever-growing community that believes in the magic of cinema.

Founded by CEO Syd Stewart who has extensive nonprofit experience, Better Youth started as a music and creative writing organization. In the heart of New York City, Stewart led with the goal to ease children from their daily adversities. She worked with children from The Ronald McDonald House battling cancer and children facing poverty in the housing projects of Harlem. In 2010, Stewart set her sights on the west coast in Los Angeles.

Shawn Jackson, Director of Operators & Learning Innovation; Larry Hughes, Chief Officer, Program Leader, Paul Calderon (Film & TV Writer/Director and educator; Grant Webster, Animation, Dr. Katryrna Starks, Interactive Gaming, Miguel Coleman (SEL/Program Director). Mr Coleman is a technology entrepreneur, director and producer of communicable cultural events for youth and families; Johna Rivers (Real to Reel Global Co-Founder/Lead Producer, Evelyn Rodriguez (Real to Reel Lead Producer, Advisory Council, Ivanna Jackson, Creative Administrator, Hannah Chan, Creative Coordinator, Breyon Jackson, Creative Assistant.

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