Meet our Members!
Venay Felton has been the Artistic and Executive Director of the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth since its inception in 1998.
A fervent advocate of children’s media for over thirty years, she has worked at the Media Center for Children in New York City, curated film programs for museums and community centres, and conducted film appreciation workshops.
Venay has served as a Juror of the International Festival of Film & Video for Children in Isfahan, Iran, and was invited to participate as a discussant on “Documentaries for Young Audiences” at the Flaherty Film Seminar in Claremont, California. Her work is directed to engaging a network of educators, artists, film industry professionals, and community arts leaders. The purpose of this engagement is to broaden knowledge, sharpen perceptions, and stimulate the imaginations of youth about media arts.