StorySHIFT is a program of Working Films committed to shifting the way stories are told to ensure accountable and authentic representation of the people and the places featured in documentary films. The project is rooted in a set of co-created principles. Through StorySHIFT, and with our partners, we are exploring a praxis for filmmaking that honors the power and agency of those most impacted by the issues we work to address. Find out more at StoryShift.net

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Announcing the 2019 Docs in Action Film Fund...

Working Films launched the Docs In Action Film Fund in 2018 to support the production of short documentaries that address critical issues of social and environmental justice. This year’s call for proposals sought nonfiction films that tell a fuller story of immigration. We looked for films that reveal the harms…

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2019 Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab 

We are excited to announce the 2019 Cucalorus Works in Progress Lab, a week long residency that supports the audience engagement and distribution strategies of social issue documentaries being made by Black filmmakers. This year’s featured films include:  Black Barbie: A Documentary, directed by Lagueria Davis charts the rise of…

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Energy Democracy Tour Launches in The...

SEE PICTURES FROM THE TOUR!  We’re partnering with Appalachian Voices and Sunshine Cinema and hitting the road for the Tennessee Valley Energy Democracy Listening Tour! Events across the state are providing opportunities for community members to discuss the history and impacts of the TVA energy system, evaluate decision making, and…

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