FIFDH announces «Filming for Human Rights» webinar as part of 2021 Impact Day public programme

For 2021, the first part of FIFDH Impact Lab, held online on 27 January, from 15:00 – 18:30 (CET), features the webinar «Filming for Human Rights». It will cover how non-fiction storytelling can strengthen human rights movements and contribute to making a more just and sustainable world and is open to external observers in the film industry. The programme comes as part of FIFH Impact Lab, which invites creative teams behind selected projects are invited to develop them with the support of experienced filmmakers and impact producers.

The Full programme for FIFDH Impact Day 2021 will be available in February. Register for the «Filming for Human Rights» webinar – HERE

Filming for Human Rights

  • 15:00 CET | WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
    • Laura Longobardi, Head of Impact Day and Partnerships, FIFDH
  • 15:15 | OPENING KEYNOTE – A Vision for Accountable Storytelling: From Beginning to End
    • Natalie Bullock-Brown, Filmmaker/professor and lead StoryShift Strategist for Working Films
  • 15:45 | PRESENTATION – A pathway to impact production: how do you create social or environmental change with your documentary film?
    • Nicole Van Schaik, Director of Development, Doc Society
  • 16:30 | PRESENTATION – Cinema as Human Rights Practice: The Skylight Model. Don’t believe it when people say “you can’t change the world”!
    • Paco De Onis, Executive Director and Executive Producer, Skylight
    • Pamela Yates, Co-founder and Creative Director, Skylight
  • 17:25 | PANEL DISCUSSION – The role of philanthropy in financing film impact production.
    • Cara Mertes, Project Director, Moving Image Strategies, International Programs, Ford Foundation.
    • Willem Lenders, Programme Officer, Democracy and Media Foundation
    • Josefine Lindström, Project Manager, Swedish Postcode Foundation
    • moderated by Nicole Van Schaik, Director of Development, Doc Society
  • 18:30 | END OF SESSION
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