We continually learn from our grantees, partners, and others in the field. This informs how we think about the role of storytelling and film in advancing change. We share these insights in our papers.
We track the impact that our projects have had on their communities and the world. To understand how we view impact, please read our 2008 working paper, Assessing Creative Media's Social Impact.
We understand that distribution, outreach and strategic communications are critical components in a film’s ability to create social change. However, they are not the same as audience engagement. To understand how we view impact, please read our working paper, Understanding Distribution, Outreach/Strategic Communications and Audience Engagement.
In this 2014 letter, we respond to the lively debate within the social issue documentary field about how, when and if to measure the social impact of film.
Our grantees achieve impact in many different ways. They each have a different formula for success and wisdom to share with the field.Read More
These videos highlight our mission and work. They are easy to share and show the power of documentary film to inspire social change. The Impact Series was co-produced with Working Films.