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.
Founded by Tonya Williams in 2000, the Reelworld Film Festival (non-profit) and Reelworld Screen Institute (charity) are groundbreaking initiatives in Canada that draw attention to the lack of racially diverse and indigenous talent in mainstream media - both in front of and behind the screen.
Reelworld is the largest national platform dedicated to changing the face of the media landscape by empowering and showcasing Canadians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Latinx in screen-based industries.
In 2020 Reelworld launched Access Reelworld - The largest national database for Canadian Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in the Creative Industries. www.accessreelworld.ca