Giving Compass' Take:

• The team at Media Impact Funders highlights a new group of engaged funder-filmakers who are supporting social impact campaigns for the fight against climate change. 

• How will filmakers use their storytelling talents to drive support for climate solutions? How can their positions inspire others in the entertainment industry to do the same? 

Here's an example of the power of the documentary film for social causes. 


The Media Impact Funders team has just returned from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where we convened a highly engaged group of media funders to discuss innovative new collaborations among funders and filmmakers, and social impact campaigns designed to move the needle at the community level.

Sandy Herz, Director, Global Partnerships at the Skoll Foundation, and Brenda Coughlin, Director, Producing and Impact Strategy at the Sundance Institute, kicked off our funder event with a discussion about their Stories of Change partnership. Together, they discussed the evolution of impact producing and the capacity-building support they provide to social entrepreneurs to drive long-term change. They underscored the value of bringing stakeholders together early in the process and providing a pipeline of support; the challenges of navigating tensions between artist/storyteller, and policy or programmatic goals; and the urgency to think deeply and act quickly.

Read the full article about funder-filmakers on a mission to find climate solutions by Erica Meehan at Media Impact Funders