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 to the Impact Campaign Fund, now in its third year. This is a dedicated fund totaling at least $150k to resource audience engagement and impact campaigns led by current or former Firelight Media-supported filmmakers. The size of funds will be in the range of $10-25k with an anticipated announcement and disbursement in late summer 2022. The opportunity for impact and engagement strategy guidance and support is also available to the cohort by way of facilitated check-ins and strategy sessions for those who opt in.
Firelight Media is interested in supporting a growing community of nonfiction 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.
Projects will be selected based on:
Projects will be selected through a tiered review process. The first round will be by internal Firelight Media 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.
Application opens Tuesday, April 19, 2022 and closes Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.
Final selections will be made in July 2022 and applicants will be notified of the decisions soon after.