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Do you want your film-in-progress to have deep and meaningful community engagement and impact? Participate in our trainings and events to strengthen your skills.
Reel Economy is a residency and convening that explores how a select group of nonfiction media projects can be used to expand our understanding of the economic systems that are currently at the forefront of our national conversation. Reel Economy features nonpartisan documentaries that offer unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities within the US and global economic systems. Reel Economy will connect the participating filmmaking teams with nonprofit organizations, online initiatives, and funders that are moving us toward a sustainable economy that works for everyone.
Reel Aging: Real Change is an initiative that ties compelling documentary films and transmedia projects that explore aging to ongoing policy work and grassroots campaigns supporting older populations globally. This initiative brings together media makers and advocates of elder rights for a residency and collaborative campaign that offers audiences a unique way to reflect on how the aging process affects multiple generations all at once, as we head towards a future we all face - growing older.
A residential workshop that brought together nonfiction media-makers telling powerful stories about food and agriculture with non-profit organizations that are working for healthy, just and sustainable communities. The intention of Reel Food is to hone filmmakers' audience-engagement plans, seed collaboration and cross-promotion, and generate concrete partnerships between the documentary projects and NGOs. This workshop supported a variety of media-based campaigns including feature length films, shorts, online initiatives and transmedia projects.
A residential workshop designed to help filmmakers and non-profit organizations leverage the power of films that document some of the most significant problems that unfold every day in schools across the United States and the world. This week-long training will nurture the work of filmmakers who are grantees of The Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures, assuring their films are used strategically to engage educators, parents, youth, policy makers and others in action to improve the quality of education in their communities and in the nation as a whole.
Reel Change: Managing Social Issue Film Campaigns
Working Films and The Fledgling Fund are proud to launch this an innovative 4 day hands-on workshop designed for individuals who are interested in developing the skills necessary to be Audience Engagement Coordinators; designing and managing creative and impactful audience and community engagement campaigns for independent social issue documentary films or media projects.
UK Films for Good Workshop
Films for Good is a pioneering, inspiring and collaborative weekend workshop that aims to connect UK filmmakers with third-sector partners to enable them to help them create change around their social issue documentary films. Sign up for announcements including those on our next workshop.
The Good Pitch
Working Films is a lead sponsor and trainer for the Good Pitch Workshop in the U.S. and U.K., in collaboration with the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The Good Pitch is a pitching forum borne out of the conviction that documentary is a powerful tool for creating social change. Sign up for announcements including those on the latest Good Pitch.
Working Films has developed this innovative, week-long workshop to nurture the work of seven Chicken & Egg Pictures and Fledgling Fund supported filmmakers, all of whom are focused on the impact of unchecked natural resource extraction and/or innovative solutions for turning things around before it is too late.
Fledgling Fund and Chicken & Egg Grantee Residency
This interactive workshop focuses on the nuts & bolts of audience and community engagement campaigning for non-fiction films allowing select grantees of these two organizations the opportunity to further develop their plans among a unique and supportive group.
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute
The Content + Intent Documentary Institute is an interactive, five-day workshop for documentary filmmakers designed to ensure that their films-in-progress have deep and meaningful community engagement and impact. Sign up for announcements including those on upcoming filmmaker residencies.