Mogul Partners with Reelworld Film Festival, Supports BIPOC Creators
Toronto, ON (June 9, 2020)
We are excited to announce our partnership with Reelworld Film Festival, a 20 year old, Canadian, independent film festival with year round programming dedicated to supporting and showcasing Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) filmmakers and screen media artists. We plan to work together, to amplify each other’s initiatives and innovate new ways to support and nurture diverse talent in the film and other screen-based industries.
Partnering with the Reelworld Film Festival aligns with Mogul’s mission of making filmmaking more inclusive and accessible to everyone around the world. We are accomplishing this goal by building a first-of-its-kind technology platform for accessible investing and participation in the financing and production of feature film projects.
“We applaud the work Mogul is doing in creating more inclusion and diversity in the entertainment industry and look forward to our media artists harnessing this new platform to present their unique perspectives and significant voices to the world” said award-winning actress Tonya Williams, who is the Founder and Executive Director of Reelworld.
Through our partnership with Reelworld, Mogul will be introduced to BIPOC creators participating in Reelworld’s annual E20 (emerging twenty), incubation program, offering an additional avenue for financing their projects and cultivating closer relationships with distributors and sales agents within the Mogul community. We will also be encouraging the Canadian BIPOC creators within our community to consider applying for the E20 program and submitting their completed films for consideration to screen at the festival.
In response to the partnership, Mogul advisor and award-winning actor Lyriq Bent added:
“I am very excited to be part of this collaboration, especially given the current social landscape. This helps Mogul’s aim of providing an environment of trust and transparency in the creative process.”
In light of recent events in the United States of America, Mogul issued the following statement:
“Mogul stands with the black community and people of color and recognizes that until they can truly live without fear, silence is simply not an option. […]
Mogul continues to remain committed to create more transparency, inclusion and diversity in storytelling!”
Partnering with Reelworld, who is celebrating their 20th anniversary, allows us to take a step in the right direction, providing equitable opportunity for any and all people across the world who seek to participate in Hollywood filmmaking.
Each year, the Reelworld E20 program curates an unparalleled networking and mentorship opportunity for BIPOC filmmakers and creators. Reelworld handpicks a group of 20 emerging BIPOC media artists with gender parity out of hundreds of applicants. The selected filmmakers attend three days of workshops and receive mentorship from industry professionals interested in supporting independent work by BIPOC artists.
You can find more information about Reelworld and join their community on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Stay tuned for more announcements on what Mogul and Reelworld will do together.
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Mogul Productions, established 2019, is a blockchain-based film financier and production company with a presence in Canada, the United States of America and Europe.
The Mogul platform connects contributors, film industry professionals and fans through technology that allows all users to engage and participate with each project throughout theirs entire lifecycle, from financing through to production and distribution.