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National press of Working Films' campaigns has included coverage in the Village Voice, International Documentary, LA Weekly, the Independent Film and Video Monthly, indieWIRE, In These Times, The Progressive and the Boston Globe. Here are some highlights:

Recent Press Releases
MacArthur Grant to Working Films Strengthens and Promotes Innovation & Impact of Social Justice Media
by Robert WestWorking Films
WILMINGTON, NC. January 5, 2011 - On the tenth anniversary of their start-up, the non-profit media firm Working Films announced a new grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support strategic collaborations between non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and story-driven documentary films. This one-year grant of $300,000 will enable Working Films to research, design and facilitate a week-long residency for documentary film and media makers, built around one urgent theme. Following the residency, Working Films will launch a high profile collaborative campaign between the filmmakers and NGOs dedicated to the thematic issue at hand.
Announcing the First Annual Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures Grantee Residency
Working Films is accepting applications for the first annual Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures Grantee Residency to be held in the beautiful Hudson Valley at the LifeBridge Sanctuary Retreat Center, August 12-15, 2009. Eight filmmakers will be selected to participate in this interactive retreat focused on the nuts & bolts of audience and community engagement campaigning for non-fiction films.

Recent News Articles
Working Films Provides Tactful Support to Public Education
http://workingfilms.org/blog/?p=2935
The New Public, a film by Jyllian Gunther is the most recent addition to the Reel Education co-hort. The film follows an ambitious group of teachers who create Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM) a small, public high school in an under served neighborhood of Brooklyn. The film provides a close-up look at the struggles teachers face in and outside of school.
MEDIA MATTERS 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Working Films is excited to be a Community Partner of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI)’s 10th Annual Media That Matters Conference in Washington, DC February 6 -7, 2014. Media That Matters is an annual symposium presented by the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter.


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