CALL FOR MEDIA TO STOP ATTACKS ON IMMIGRANTS

Working Films and our partners at NAKASEC (The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium), The National Domestic Workers Alliance, The UndocuBlack Network, and United We Dream are looking for short films to support immigrants’ rights organizing and end racist attacks on immigrant communities. Together, we are curating a compilation of films that will be screened in community events in the most critical places, led by those on the frontlines of this issue. At a moment when many people have been moved by the family separations happening at the border,…

Devil We Know Screening Tour Highlights NC’s GenX Crisis

After it was discovered that Chemours, a chemical company founded as a spin-off from Dupont, was dumping a toxic polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) known as GenX into North Carolina’s Cape Fear River – which over 200,000 people depend on for drinking water – we were motivated to act and to ensure that those responsible were held accountable.   Together with the Cape Fear River Watch, The NC Conservation Network, The Center for Environmental Health and a coalition of environmental organizations throughout North Carolina, we are launching a statewide community screening tour…

ANNOUNCING INAUGURAL DOCS IN ACTION FILM FUND RECIPIENTS

Working Films launched the Docs In Action Film Fund in early 2018 to support the production of short documentaries that address critical issues of social and environmental justice. Our inaugural call for applications sought non-fiction films illuminating “Just Recovery”, defined as the long-term cultural changes, planning, partnerships, investment, and infrastructure needed to build intersectional models and alternatives for communities at risk and impacted by catastrophic climate disasters. We are thrilled to announce that the inaugural Docs In Action Film Fund recipients are Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi for We Still Here (working title)…

Shifting Stories, Making Change

StoryShift is part resource network, part production hub, and part skill-share system for artist-organizers working to amplify narratives around climate justice with intention and integrity. StoryShift is a collaborative initiative that aims to resource and support individual leaders, media-makers, artists, and community-based organizations who are building powerful alternatives to structural racism, oppression, and inequity in the face of climate change. StoryShift  is based on the belief that powerful community-centered stories can seed solutions for justice and sustainability, and bring people from various backgrounds and geographies together to learn from each other while increasing…

Four Films Get An Impact Kickstart

Four documentaries are getting an IMPACT KICKSTART from Working Films! Congratulations to the film teams selected for this inaugural round of in-kind impact campaign support: ALWAYS IN SEASON by Jacqueline Olive As the trauma of more than a century of lynching African Americans bleeds into the present, Always in Season follows relatives of the perpetrators and victims seeking justice and reconciliation in the midst of racial profiling, police shootings, and heated national debate about the value of black lives. >> > >> > CRIP CAMP by Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham Down the road…

Shore Stories Launches In Coastal Communities

The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil exploration, opening the floodgates to dirty and dangerous drilling that threatens coastal cultures and economies that rely on clean and healthy oceans. This is a clear example of politics over people, and it ignores widespread public opposition. In response, we’ve teamed up with Oceana, the Surfrider Foundation, and local and statewide organizations in coastal communities across the United States to tour Shore Stories, six short films that expose the devastation of past oil…

Request for Proposals: Films for Just Recovery

With generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, we are now funding the creation of new work to expand the canon of films available for grassroots groups and NGOs to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. We are pleased to launch an inaugural Request for Proposals (RFP) for Working Films’ Docs in Action Fund.  We’re looking for documentaries that illuminate and demonstrate community-centered solutions in response to climate disasters. We will award at least two grants of up to $30,000 each…

Call for Films

We’re on the lookout for documentaries to incorporate into film-driven organizing campaigns! Working Films is seeking short documentaries to inform and mobilize residents from coast to coast to stop offshore drilling! Submit your film to be a part of Shore Stories.  We’re also looking for documentaries focused on the intersections of immigration, climate, and environmental justice for use within the StoryShift initiative. Read more and submit your film. We will consider shorts, excerpts from feature length films, and multi-platform film projects. Screening rights fees will be paid and we will provide free impact…

Docs In Action: Impact Kickstart

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 artists can face the biggest hurdles, despite the potential of their projects. To respond to this challenge, Working Films is offering in-kind strategy development to underrepresented documentary makers with feature films in progress that hold great promise to catalyze action to address critical issues…

PIPELINE OPPONENTS SCREEN WATER WARRIORS ACROSS NC

We’re excited to partner with Appalachian Voices, Clean Water for North Carolina, and the NC Sierra Club to present a tour of Water Warriors throughout North Carolina. Water Warriors, a short documentary directed by Michael Premo, honors one native community’s struggle, against seemingly insurmountable odds, to protect their land, water, and way of life. When an energy company began searching for natural gas in 2013, these unlikely warriors united to drive the company out. Their efforts eventually contributed to the election of a new government and a conditional moratorium on…