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Film & Video

Impact Kickstart

Working Films


For a documentary film to make a difference, a solid strategy for audience engagement and strong partnerships are key. Filmmakers often lack time to do this work themselves or the expertise and the funds to pay for it. Emerging artists, creators of color, and other underrepresented filmmakers can face the biggest hurdles, despite the potential of their projects. Working Films’ response to this challenge is Impact Kickstart, a program offering in-kind strategy development to underrepresented documentary makers with feature films in progress that hold great promise to catalyze action to address critical social and environmental issues.

In 2020, each selected film team will receive a national strategy summit that brings together key stakeholders to solidify plans and partnerships for their impact campaigns. 

Find out more and apply here.