New Fund to Produce Shorts and Offer Free Impact Strategy

With generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Working Films has launched Docs In Action, a program funding and distributing short documentaries that explore social and environmental justice in communities across the United States. Through Docs In Action, Working Films is providing finishing funds to makers of short documentaries and offering early impact strategy for filmmakers, with a special focus on serving filmmakers of color and other underrepresented artists.

We are a new source of finishing funds for the makers of shorts that are responsive and accountable to the needs of changemakers, while maintaining the highest caliber of cinematic quality and journalistic integrity. FIND OUT MORE AND APPLY for the inaugural RFP supporting films about just recovery in the face of mounting climate disasters.  

We are also offering impact campaign strategy free of charge to four films annually that hold great promise to serve as tools for civic engagement. We’re prioritizing underrepresented creators, including filmmakers of color, women, gender nonconforming artists and emerging creators.

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MacArthur Foundation Awards Working Films...

What will you do when the lights come up? One of our earliest taglines and our charge from day one is now ubiquitous in the field of documentary for change. And over the last eighteen years, we’ve remained committed to answering this question in ways that are meaningful for documentary…

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WE’LL TAKE FIVE! Announcing New Board...

We’re thrilled to announce five extraordinary new members who have joined the ranks of Working Films’ Board of Directors! CATY BORUM CHATOO Caty Borum Chattoo is Director of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI), an innovation lab and research center at American University that creates, showcases, and studies…

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Race Flicks – Story Leads to Action at...

7 documentaries selected to screen at Facing Race 2016 Race Forward has teamed up with Working Films to present Race Flicks, the film track of Facing Race: A National Conference being held in Atlanta, GA from November 10-12, 2016. This year’s Race Flicks program will focus on creating impact with…

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