The Impact Campaign Fund addresses a resource gap in the nonfiction space for impact and audience engagement-related projects by and for communities of color in the U.S. The Impact Campaign Fund supports the creation of audience engagement and impact campaigns by Firelight-supported filmmakers.
Firelight Media invites our community of filmmakers and impact producers to apply for the second year of the Impact Campaign Fund. This is a dedicated fund of at least $150k to resource audience engagement and impact campaigns led by Firelight supported artists and alumni. The size of funds will range around $25k with an anticipated announcement and disbursement in summer 2021. The opportunity for impact and engagement strategy guidance and support is also available to the cohort, by way of facilitated monthly meetings for those who opt in.
Firelight Media is interested in supporting a growing community of early career filmmakers and film impact producers to pursue their dream impact and engagement related projects.
We take notice when projects are socially relevant, address or engage underrepresented issues or communities, and are accountable to the impacted communities their films represent. We will not shy away from projects that are smaller in scale, hyper-local, or with discrete impact objectives.
Firelight produces award-winning films that expose injustice, illuminate the power of community and tell a history seldom told. Firelight Media connects these films with concrete and innovative ways for diverse audiences to be inspired, educated, and mobilized into action. Firelight Media’s key programs include the Documentary Lab, which mentors emerging filmmakers of color, and the Partnerships & Engagement branch, which develops campaigns and builds relationships between media makers and community, educational and advocacy organizations. Firelight Media’s fellowship programs have supported over 100 filmmakers and strategists of color across the country.
Projects will be selected based on:
Projects will be selected through a tiered process. The first round will be reviewed by internal Firelight review, the second and final round will be reviewed by a panel of filmmakers, impact and engagement thought leaders, and other industry leaders of color.