Celebrating 20 Years!

Working Films has decided to postpone our 20th Anniversary celebration. As an organization, we deeply value and strive to practice accountability in all of the work that we do. In the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, we have been reflecting on what accountability looks like now, in regard to bringing large groups of people together at events. We have weighed our choices, being mindful not to fan the flames of fear while responding appropriately and responsibly. The bottom line is that we are committed to creating events that are…

2019 Impact Kickstart Awardees

Four new documentaries are getting an IMPACT KICKSTART from Working Films! Congratulations to the film teams selected for the second round of in-kind impact campaign support. They include:  EATING UP EASTER Directed by Sergio Mata’u Rapu The iconic statues and sensationalized “mysteries” of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) have drawn the interest of the world for centuries, attracting curious visitors to its shores. Today, this tiny, barren island is experiencing an economic boon as tourism skyrockets. Yet the indigenous culture and the island’s fragile environment are suffering. Eating Up Easter, directed by…

8 ORGANIZATIONS SELECTED TO PUT FILMS TO WORK

We are excited to announce the 8 organizations selected to participate in Putting Films to Work, a year-long training institute for Georgia-based nonprofits that will leverage the power of documentary media to advance their organizing, educational, and advocacy goals. The program is designed to help organizations embrace nonfiction film as a critical resource and a natural component of what they do; resource the organizations and individual leaders with specific films and the skills to put them to work; and increase the strategic use of documentary films in community settings, creating…

2 Opportunities for In-Kind & Monetary Support

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. Impact Kickstart is a program 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 of our time.…

We’re Growing our Team

Working Films is seeking a Development Manager and Impact Coordinator to join our growing team! Read more about the positions below, consider applying and help spread the word. DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Working Films is conducting a national search for a full-time Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Development Manager will report to the co-directors and work closely with them and the finance committee of Working Films’ board to create and implement an annual fundraising plan. Primary duties include: Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that supports the innovative…

We’re Hiring an Impact Coordinator

IMPACT COORDINATOR  Working Films seeks a passionate, well organized, smart and creative Impact Coordinator to plan and execute grassroots, film-driven organizing campaigns and various aspects of our filmmaker services. Working in collaboration with Working Films’ campaign staff, as well as our network of national, state, and local allies, the Impact Coordinator will ensure our campaigns meet the needs and advance the goals of our partner organizations, and ultimately make an impact. The ideal candidate will have experience in community organizing, audience engagement with film or other media, and have a demonstrated commitment…

Working Films is Hiring a Development Manager

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Working Films is conducting a national search for a full-time Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Development Manager will report to the co-directors and work closely with them and the finance committee of Working Films’ board to create and implement an annual fundraising plan. Primary duties include: Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that supports the innovative programming work of the organization. Lead and coordinate the timely preparation, writing, and submission of all elements of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and of narrative and financial…

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)…