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European Social Documentary (ESoDoc)
The third session of ESoDoc will be held October 2-8 in Italy.
Reel Power at Appalachia Rising
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
September 23rd, 2010
Reel Power, a new collaboration of films on energy and natural resource extraction developed from our Reel Engagement residency, will be part of Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the end of mountaintop removal mining to be held in Washington, DC, on September 25-27, 2010.
Get Engaged with Reel Engagement!
Are you interested in developing skills to effectively manage film campaigns on social justice issues? Apply now!
The Good Pitch UK
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
The Good Pitch UK will take place at the spectacular Royal Institution of Great Britain on September 10th.
Film Screening of Speaking in Tongues
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Come watch this award winning film and support Californians Together, a statewide coalition of parents, teachers, education advocates and civil rights groups committed to securing equal access to quality education for all children. $4 from each ticket sold will be donated to their "Seal of Biliteracy" campaign.
Films for Good: We think they like us
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
Last month was the Films for Good workshop. Check out how the event went and watch clips of participating films.
Dirty Business in Kansas
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
August 6th, 2010
There is a debate heating up in Kansas about the proposed expansion of the Holcomb Station coal-fired power plant. Proponents of Sunflower Electric Power's plant expansion cite the need to meet the growing load requirement in the region. Opponents argue that Kansas has the nation's second-best wind resource and that in the long run, renewable energy can meet energy requirements at lower cost to rate payers and to the environment.
Hey, It’s Personal!
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
Our Executive Director, Robert West, and his take on the repeal of Proposition 8.
Guest Blog: Jeremy Levine's "Good Fortune"
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
Jeremy's film Good Fortune just aired on POV on PBS
Films for Good this weekend!
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
Read more about the 8 films participating in the Films for Good workshop.
Curbing our oil consumption with No Impact Man
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Read No Impact Man Colin Beavan's OpEd in the New York Daily News.
Grant Opportunity for Women Filmmakers
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Chicken & Egg Pictures and Rooftop Films have joined together to offer a short film grant of $6000 to women filmmakers.
Congrats to former board member!
by Lynn CasperWorking Films' Blog
Jon Stout was recently awarded the 2010 Professional Freedom and Responsibility Award by the Cultural and Critical Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
A New Kind of Website
by Lynn CasperWorking Films' Blog
A few months ago, Working Films consulted with the filmmakers of A New Kind of Listening and Speaking in Tongues about the redesign of their websites.
Good Pitch at Silverdocs
by Robert WestWorking Films' Blog
Whew, just back from Washington DC and the Good Pitch @ Silverdocs, where it was hot hot hot...
Continuing Our Reel Engagement
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
June 9th, 2010
During Reel Engagement for the Energy and Natural Resource Revolution, we spent a week drilling down deep (excuse the pun) into audience engagement plans with filmmakers, coordinators, and non-profit organizations on energy and natural resource extraction issues.
Working Films goes to Silverdocs
by Robert WestWorking Films' Blog
This edition of the Good Pitch takes place at Silverdocs, near Washington DC. It brings together inspiring social-purpose film projects and a group of expert participants from charities, foundations, brands and media to form powerful alliances around groundbreaking films.
Films for Good in London with Working Films and C4 BRITDOC
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
Join us for an inspiring weekend workshop designed to jump start campaigns for a limited number of excellent social issue documentaries.
Media That Matters premiere in London
by Sarah Mosses Working Films Blog
The Media That Matters Film Festival showcases inspirational short films from young independent filmmakers. This is the tenth year that Media That Matters has brought together a collection of 12 short films – each under 12 minutes – aimed at engaging diverse audiences and inspiring action.
Live from the Reel Engagement Workshop!
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
I'm here at the Reel Engagement for the Energy and National Resource Revolution workshop where exciting things are happening.
Reel Engagement
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
May 21st, 2010
How can filmmakers whose movies touch on similar issues collaborate? How can they not!?! I'm preparing to spend next week in the Bay Area with some amazing and dedicated filmmakers and audience engagement coordinators. We’ll be figuring out where the overlaps in their campaigns lie and how they can cover more ground together than they could alone.
'The Fence' Questions Consequences Of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Endorsed By John McCain
Huffington Post
May 13th, 2010
Huffington Post: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)was clear in his campaign ad last week: "Complete the danged fence," he told an Arizona sheriff, who appeared with him in the immigration-themed ad.
Last month’s Story Leads to Action
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Last month, Working Films and Chicken & Egg Pictures hosted a screening of Nancy Schwartzman's film The Line, for our Story Leads to Action series at 92YTribeca.
Renewable Energy Gains Wind
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
This week the Obama administration approved our nation's first offshore wind farm to be built in Nantucket Sound, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Fledgling Fund and Working Films Launch Second Video in IMPACT Series
Watch No Impact Man: Activating Your Audience now!
Earth Week: What’s Your IMPACT?
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
April 19th, 2010
As Thursday is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we're thinking about our impact in the sustainability work that we do, and the change that media projects like No Impact Man can spark.
Full Frame Films Highlight Latino Issues
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
April 8th, 2010
There will be a number of films on Latino issues at this year's Full Frame Film Festival in Durham, NC. Many of these films relate to issues facing North Carolina’s Latino population, issues which we address in our New Faces: Latinos in North Carolina multi-media curriculum.
Toasts all 'round - Full Frame Film Festival
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
April 7th, 2010
"Good work!" to our colleagues at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival The Festival kicks off this Thursday, April 8, with a stellar and rousing line up. We’re connected to a number of films and filmmakers at the fest; join us in celebrating their success!
Judith Helfand to be honored at the SF Women's Film Festival
by Robert West Working Films Blog
Judith Helfand, our co-founder, is getting her due honors all this week - a testament to her passion and commitment and downright brilliance.
Make the dream of zero-waste a reality!
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
Take action and share the new Garbage Dreams widget.
Another round of the Good Pitch!
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
The call for submissions for the Good Pitch Forum at Silverdocs 2010 is open! Deadline: April 6.
Rose and Nangabire at Story Leads to Action
Working Films Blog
March 26th, 2010
Missed last week's invigorating Story Leads to Action at the 92YTribeca that we co-hosted with Chicken & Egg Pictures? Fear not, filmmakers Elizabeth Mandel and Beth Davenport have agreed to share their lessons learned from the evening for your benefit.
Host Your Own "Meal & a Movie" Event
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
March 11th, 2010
The Hunger Season is now inviting schools and universities, NGO's, environmental groups, and faith based organizations to order a copy of the film and host their own ‘Meal & a Movie’ event – similar to the one hosted in Madison during Tales from Planet Earth.
This season on POV...
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
POV's Executive Director Simon Kilmurry announced their extraordinary lineup of films for 2010. Among them are many great films that we have had the honor to work with.
MTV Walks "A Thin Line"
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Last month, our friends over at The Line emailed us some exciting news and attention they received. Nancy and her team have been coming up with great ways to raise awareness about her film & campaign, Where’s Your Line?
Call for Submissions: Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
March 5th, 2010
The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States. The festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.
Here we go again! Working Films is excited about the Good Pitch @ Tribeca
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
March 3rd, 2010
Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Institute have announced the lineup for the Good Pitch @ Tribeca, hitting the screens in NYC on April 27 during the Tribeca Film Festival.
Do You Have the Best Nonprofit Video of the Year?
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
February 23rd, 2010
Our friends at See3 and YouTube have partnered to bring you the 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. The contest will award a total of $10,000 in grants, funded by the Case Foundation, to the best videos of the year found in the YouTube Nonprofit Program—a special program that YouTube designed to help nonprofits achieve their missions.
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy
by Judith HelfandWorking Films Blog
February 18th, 2010
What makes a movement, a leader, and a follower? This is for all of those trying to build 'the movement'.
IMPACT Series Launched Today
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
February 17th, 2010
How do social issue documentary films do more than just raise awareness? Are you a documentary filmmaker looking for the formula to take your film to the next level? IMPACT is a new series of videos created by Working Films and The Fledgling Fund focused on building film campaigns that ignite social change.
Including Samuel Makes Impact
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
February 17th, 2010
Including Samuel and the film's campaign has big plans for 2010: a youth-driven inclusion campaign, international outreach, screenings across the country and more. But sometimes looking back is as exciting as looking forward. Filmmaker Dan Habib has shared a few spectacular highlights on the impact of Including Samuel.
With 'Good Fortune' Story Will Lead to Action
by Guest Blogger: Sophie Gore BrowneWorking Films Blog
February 5th, 2010
Chicken & Egg Pictures in partnership with Working Films hosted another STORY LEADS TO ACTION at 92YTribeca, with a screening of the documentary Good Fortune by filmmakers Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine.
Upcoming Screenings for A New Kind of Listening
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Screenings in Pittsboro and Asheville NC and Calgary, Alberta.
The Campaign: Inside the NO ON PROP 8 Fight
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
January 27th, 2010
I was energized by the news last week that Christie Herring's work-in-progress The Campaign was just awarded a new grant from Chicken & Egg Pictures. All week I had been following the related so-called Prop 8 trial, Kristin M. Perry v. Arnold Schwarzenegger, through the Courage Campaign’s Prop 8 trial tracker. Christie attended our MASS MoCA residency in 2009 when her film was in early development.
Call for Entries – NC Black Film Festival
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
The North Carolina Black Film Festival is currently accepting entries for their film festival March 18-21, 2010 in Wilmington, NC. Deadline for submissions is January 31st 2010.
Working Films' firehouse acts as "green room" to Wilmington's MLK Parade
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
Every year, Wilmington's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade marches down Castle Street, starting at the Working Films offices in the old firehouse on 5th Avenue.
Making Your Media Matter
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, February 11th and 12th 2010 at American University in Washington DC.
Are you a first time filmmaker?
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
The Full Frame Documentary Festival is accepting applications for the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant for first time filmmakers through February 5th.
Garbage Dreams…already big in 2010
by Molly MurphyWorking Films Blog
2010 is starting off with a bang for the acclaimed documentary Garbage Dreams.
Help our Seneca Falls friends
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
Over the holidays I received an email from filmmaker Louis Vance of the film Seneca Falls which was a part of the Real Girls, Reel Change workshop last October.
SilverDocs now accepting submissions for 2010
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
December 18th, 2009
Early Deadline for Submissions is January 15, 2010
Talking Pictures Festival accepting submissions
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
"Early Bird" Deadline (lower entry fee): January 8, 2010
Garbage Dreams Wins the IDA/Humanitas Award
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
December 17th, 2009
The IDA/Humanitas Award, a new prize for 2009, went to Mai Iskander's Garbage Dreams.
Chicken and Egg gives wings to female filmmakers' projects
by Lindsay GibbReelscreen
December 16th, 2009
This past week the women behind Chicken and Egg Pictures, a New York-based hybrid film fund and mentoring production company for female filmmakers, were given the Loreen Arbus Award at the New York Women in Film and Television's (NY-WIFT) Muse Awards. Realscreen spoke with Judith Helfand, Julie Parker Benello and Wendy Ettinger (pictured, left to right) about the meaning of Chicken and Egg, what they're looking for in the projects they support and what plans they're hatching for the future.
Live from Copenhagen: The Stupid Show
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
December 14th, 2009
The Age of Stupid has not called it quits now that their film is finished and out in the world. They are broadcasting live from the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen with the aim to make “the most important meeting in human history comprehensible to people without degrees in hot air”. The filmmakers are working in close collaboration with NGOs to distribute the Stupid Show via the internet to a number of audiences and engage a number of global citizens in Copenhagen.
Social Media Special Guest Blog: What's On Your Plate?
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
December 14th, 2009
The team at What's On Your Plate? join us as guest bloggers to share how they're using gaming to engage young people in the campaign.
Social Media Special Guest Blog: Going on 13
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
December 11th, 2009
Filmmaker Dawn Valadez joins us as a guest blogger to share how she and her partners created their own social networking community just for girls.
Social Media Special Guest Blog: No Impact Project
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
December 9th, 2009
Associate Director of the No Impact Project, Stephanie Bleyer, joins us as a guest blogger to share how she is using a widget as part of the No Impact Project’s campaign.
Social Media Special Guest Blog: The Line
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
December 7th, 2009
Filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman joins us as a guest blogger to share how she's using popular social media tools
How Can My Movie Help the Movement? Forming Authentic Partnerships
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
December 3rd, 2009
Key challenges in creating an audience engagement strategy for independent documentaries.
Media That Matters Film Festival
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
December 2nd, 2009
is now accepting submissions for their 10th Annual Film Festival.
From the Amazon to the Cape Fear: Linking International Stories to Local Action
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
November 24th, 2009
What do indigenous communities in the Amazon and a rather prosperous coastal town in North Carolina have in common?
What's On My Food?
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
November 23rd, 2009
In the film What's On Your Plate?, Sadie and Safiyah go on a mission to find out where their food comes from. The film follows them visiting local farms and farmer’s markets, talking to food experts and activists, cooking delicious meals, and being aware of the journey their food took to get on their plates.
Make Art for Climate
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
November 17th, 2009
This year we have worked with a number of films on environmental issues, including The Age of Stupid and No Impact Man, where a prevalent theme is the need for a binding and just international agreement to address climate change. With world leaders set to gather in Copenhagen in just under a month to negotiate a new international climate treaty, we need President Obama and the Senate to show leadership in enacting bold climate solutions.
Tales from Planet Earth – Movie & a Meal
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
November 12th, 2009
When watching news about famines and starving people in foreign countries, we often feel removed from the problem, even as we express pity and regret. Beadie Finzi’s The Hunger Season shatters our illusions of distance, however, revealing the complex interconnections between global economic systems, the hunger for new biofuel sources of energy, global climate change, political unrest, and resulting devastation of drought and famine for millions of people around the world.
Back from Sheffield: Got Intentional
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
November 11th, 2009
I am just back from the hills of Sheffield UK and their exuberant Doc Fest. Five days of high energy started as soon as I stepped off the train; most of the festival venues were right by the station and crowds were already milling. The sold out opening night film was Moving to Mars, a film Working Films supported this past summer through the Good Pitch and a strategy summit. Out of these efforts, the film developed a community engagement campaign that takes them on the road with refugee supporters and a new effort with City of Sanctuary.
Tales from Planet Earth - What's On Your Plate?
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
November 9th, 2009
As part of the community events of Tales from Planet Earth, Troy Gardens and MACSAC participated as community partners in the screening event...
Tales from Planet Earth - A University to Community Connection
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
November 7th, 2009
As part of the Community Engagement through Film class, students Jessica Halpern and Ryan Josephson worked with community partner Mario Garcia Sierra of Centro Hispano, matching the issues and stories of the organization’s community – such as immigration, labor, and education – to the issues and stories in several films by Alex Rivera.
Working Films puts socially conscious films together with target audiences
by Lewis BealeWilmington Star News
November 6th, 2009
From Wilmington Star News: Robert West was working as a film programmer at the Mint Museum in Charlotte when he became increasingly interested in documentaries with a social context – films about race, health care, women’s and gay rights – because “they seemed to be the most powerful stories. I would watch 200 people in a room be collectively moved by a story.”
Students take environmental messages, activism local
by Gwen EvansUW-Madison News
November 5th, 2009
From UW-Madison News:The Tales from Planet Earth film festival this weekend, Nov. 6-8, will screen some 50 environmental films from around the world that explore how stories told through film can influence our understanding of, and relationships to, nature.
Calling All Change-makers
by Molly MurphyWorking Films Blog
November 2nd, 2009
Are you a grassroots activist or a community organizer interested using films for social change? Working Films is accepting applications for audience and community engagement coordinators, with possible openings starting in early 2010.
Headed to Sheffield: Get Intentional
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
October 29th, 2009
As the weather on the balmy North Carolina coast hits 85 degrees here today (hello climate change!), I am packing for London and then on to five intense days at the Sheffield Doc Fest.
Tales from Planet Earth 2009 film fest returns with broad community ambitions
by David Medaris Isthmus: The Daily Page
October 28th, 2009
From Isthmus: The Daily Page: Gregg Mitman thought Tales from Planet Earth would be a one-shot deal. The UW-Madison history of science professor and interim director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies was a principal organizer of the 2007 environmental film festival.
Working Films goes to college!
Working Films is partnering with UW-Madison's Nelson Institute's on Tales from Planet Earth Nov. 6-8 2009.
Real Girls, Reel Change Workshop
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
October 21st, 2009
We just wrapped up Day 1 of the Real Girls, Reel Change, a collaborative workshop between Working Films, The Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures.
Updates and Opportunities from Including Samuel
by Molly MurphyWorking Films Blog
October 21st, 2009
Some exciting things have been happening with the Including Samuel campaign this month, Disability Awareness Month; from broadcast dates to cutting-edge articles, research, curriculum, essays and more on inclusion.
Join the Garbage Dreams' Tour
by Molly MurphyWorking Films Blog
October 13th, 2009
Launching nation-wide on October 15th, the Garbage Dreams' Tour is a community-based screening campaign aimed at demonstrating the true value of trash and the cost of throwing out the expertise of the Zaballeen, Egypt’s “garbage people,” who recycle 80% of everything they collect.
Huffington Post Hosts No Impact Week
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
October 12th, 2009
Will you go No Impact for a week? Come on, it’s only a week.
Freeheld to Show at 92YTribeca
by Judith HelfandWorking Films Blog
October 9th, 2009
Chicken & Egg Pictures and Working Films along with our special guest presenter The Fledgling Fund invite you to join us at Story Leads To Action – a monthly series at the 92YTribeca Screening Room.
Burma VJ Wins Matter Documentary Award
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
October 6th, 2009
I was invited to be on the jury for the Matter Documentary Award at the Branchage Jersey International Film Festival this past weekend. (That’s the Jersey that is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France – not New Jersey in the U.S.) The Matter Award goes to the “best socially conscious” documentary film in the fest. It includes £2000 to the filmmaker, plus £1,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice.
Film Fellowship Opportunity in NC
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
October 5th, 2009
Fundraising for documentary films is never easy. One source filmmakers often overlook are local and statewide funders and arts councils in particular. For our colleagues in North Carolina, here’s a great opportunity.
Recent Research on Impacts of Documentary Film, with Working Films as Case Study
by Robert WestWorking Films' Blog
September 29th, 2009
Matthew Nisbet discusses the growing influence of documentary film and the various approaches of audience engagement campaigns in his post Recent Research on Impacts of Documentary Film on ScienceBlogs. He offers a preview into the forthcoming issue of a special issue of the journal Mass Communication & Society that he co-edited with American University colleague Patricia Aufderheide.
Real Girls, Reel Change Participants!
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
September 28th, 2009
Working Films is proud to announce the films and filmmakers that have been selected for our Real Girls, Reel Change workshop, an innovative new platform that will nurture the work of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and funders that are focused on supporting the physical, emotional, and social well being of girls and young women.
Working Films’ Residency Alumni Launches in a Big Way
by Anna LeeWorking Films Blog
September 18th, 2009
We are always excited to hear about the development of filmmakers audience engagement plans and to see how ideas and energy from residencies have transformed into film campaigns. I recently received an update from Dawn Valadez with Going on 13 that I thought I’d share.
Welcome to Boot Camp
by Lynn CasperWorking Films Blog
September 14th, 2009
Last month, Kristin and I attended the kickoff for the Community Engagement Through Film course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Good News from the Good Pitch
Moving to Mars Blog
September 11th, 2009
From the Moving to Mars' blog: We have just arrived back in the office after a very successful few days at The Good Pitch. Despite our pitching team (producer Karen Katz and director Mat Whitecross) being first up on stage in front of an audience of more than 200 people – not to mention the fact that Mat is currently trying to finish another film and Karen ran 5k on Sunday morning in support of these guys – the pitch went really well.
The Good Pitch at IFP
by Robert WestWorking Films Blog
September 4th, 2009
Working Films is excited to continue our collaboration with the Good Pitch. In North America, the Good Pitch is a partnership between the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP), generously supported by the Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Tides Foundation and anonymous donors.
Line up for the Good Pitch UK
The Good Pitch is returning to the UK on September 7th and 8th. It is hosted by Amnesty International at their East London auditorium and is held in association with One World Media.
Filmmaker Residency is in Full Swing
Chicken & Egg Pictures Blog
August 14th, 2009
From the Chicken & Egg Pictures Blog: I have just come back from Rosendale, NY where Working Films are hosting a residency for our filmmakers to learn about how to position their films to make a difference. I'm sad to have left them all with such an enticing itinerary, including: Elements of a Campaign Overview, Web 2.0 tools, How to support the social movement and support yourself as a filmmaker, Leveraging Traditional Distribution and Media Opportunities to Support the Social Issue, Toolkits and Other Resource Development, How to create budgets for outreach, Alternative Distribution, Creating and using DVD extras effectively and Touring effectively with your film.
Cucalorus Film Festival: Putting Progress to Work
The Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC announces that they are accepting submissions for the Works-in-Progress program in the annual film festival.
Fledgling Fund / Chicken & Egg Go the Extra Mile
Working Films will guide a select group of grantees from the Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures as they create and refine audience engagement plans for their non-fiction media and film projects.
New Faces Gets a Face-lift
Thanks to generous support from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Working Films is revising and expanding New Faces: Latinos in North Carolina, a multi-media curriculum. This resource for educators models a popular education approach to learning,
Tips for Creating a Screening Guide
We are often asked by filmmakers: What makes a good screening guide? If you want to help hosts organize an intentional event with your film, a screening guide can be great tool for ensuring the planning process runs smoothly and easily.
No Impact Man Goes Beyond the Individual
Before a film launches, we often times host a strategy meeting, or summit, to pull together a group of organizations that will set the direction for the film’s campaign and point us to the upcoming opportunities where the film can help build the movement. A couple weeks ago we hosted a strategy summit for No Impact Man -
Cinereach Seeking Young Filmmakers for $5,000 Fellowship
Cinereach is now accepting applications for its young filmmakers fellowship. Deadline is July 15th 2009
Good Fortune at SILVERDOCS
We are excited that our former Ithaca Park Scholar, Jeremy Levine, is heading to SILVERDOCS this week for the World Premiere of a film that he has been working tirelessly on with his filmmaking partner Landon Van Soest.
Beth Murphy reports from The Good Pitch roundtable
by Beth MurphyChicken & Egg Pictures Blog
May 23rd, 2009
From the Chicken & Egg Pictures Blog:The Good Pitch opened its doors in North America for the first time this month at Hot Docs. Chicken & Egg were delighted to be invited to participate and had the good fortune of witnessing the amazing legs this forum gave Chicken & Egg grantee Beth Murphy for her project, The Promise of Freedom. Here, Beth shares her experience from this amazing day.
Media That Matters Film Festival - 12 Shorts Making a Difference
Arts Engine presents Media That Matters: More than a Festival on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. This year’s festival includes a spectacular line up of 12 jury selected short films (each 12 minutes or less) on issues of social and environmental concern.
Lineup for the Good Pitch at SILVERDOCS
The Good Pitch North America tour, taking place at the the AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Festival on 16 June 2009, is a partnership between the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute documentary Film Program, generously supported by the Fledgling Fund and us, Working Films.
Filmmakers Think Creatively About Distribution
We know that filmmakers are looking for new ways to think about distribution. We hear it on our consultations, at film festivals and our residencies that we host. We often hear questions like: “Should I consider a non-exclusive agreement with a distributor?”, “How can I use Facebook and YouTube to release my film?”, and of course, “How can I increase the access of my film to organizations who are working on the issues?”


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