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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
Coal Ash Screening Tour Launches in Eight NC Cities
by Kristin HenryWorking Films Blog
June 12th, 2014
Today organizations across North Carolina are launching Coal Ash Stories, a statewide screening tour featuring four short documentary films focused on coal ash, related public health concerns, and policy.
Remembering Robert
by Anna Lee and Molly MurphyWorking Films Blog
Friday, June 6th, 2014 will mark a year since our co-founder Robert West passed away. This week we are posting tributes to him from his friends, family, and colleagues.

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