SPECIAL FUND FOR RAPID STORY DEPLOYMENT
This fund provides grants to support short films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. The current political climate has driven home the need for a vibrant public debate grounded in an understanding of the myriad ways these issues affect individuals, families and communities. Deployed quickly, in a range of formats, these stories amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements.
A Debtor's Prison
A short film telling the story of the largest debtor’s prison class action to settle in the United States and asking what it means to be poor in America and punished for it.
Angry White Men: Life After Hate
A project examining the root causes and conditions of racism and xenophobia though the lens of former hate group members - “Life After Hate” - now engaged in transforming attitudes of intolerance.
Beyond The Wall
Beyond the Wall explores the current political climate through the eyes and voices of the children of undocumented immigrants, their teachers, and business leaders in Denver, Colorado.
A series of shorts about the right to have a voice in democracy
Hot Chicken Takeover
A short documentary by Katie Galloway in partnership with The Marshall Project that profiles an Ohio-based business whose staff are predominantly formerly incarcerated.
Letters of Hope
A letter-writing and digital campaign connecting individuals, including many students, in the U.S. with refugees around the world.
Love The Sinner
Love the Sinner is a short documentary exploring the Evangelical roots of homophobia in the wake of the recent gun massacre in Orlando.
Marching Forward is an inspiring video to be released within days of the Presidential Inauguration in January, 2017, that shares a message of optimism and encourages girls to use their innate power and courage to carry on the work of feminist pioneers of the past.
Explores the growing practice of using sentencing videos. The takeaway: justice, like filmmaking, isn’t always so black and white.
Nation of Second Chances
A photo and video journalism series telling the stories of nonviolent drug offenders granted clemency through President Obama's clemency initiative.
Quit This Shit
This short film will expose the re-victimization that happens to teens in the wake of a sexual assault by a peer.
This film will chronicle the efforts of Robeson County residents — Native, Black, brown and white — uniting against the pipeline and for a renewable future.
“The Challenge” follows Jerry Sims, one of Atlanta’s best civil litigation attorneys, as he teams up with a group of legal scholars and Constitutional lawyers to mount a Supreme Court case which will fundamentally change the electoral college system in the United States.
The Hidden Costs of Energy Independence
A short video focused on the immediate issues and those underlying the developing story of Standing Rock.
The Last Clinics
A documentary series about the communities at the center of the state battle against reproductive rights.
Untitled Refugee Stories
A series of short films that profile refugees leading safe and productive lives in the U.S.
Untold America is a documentary series focused on the people and places behind the issues facing us today.
What I Fought For
A photo essay of veterans and refugees.
SPECIAL INITIATIVE ON EMERGING FORMS
OF DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING
This initiative is designed to explore how creative documentary story telling projects including photography, virtual reality, interactive documentary, participatory and other cross-platform projects are contributing to social change in unique ways. Projects are selected for support based on their potential for social impact as well as their potential to offer lessons to the field. Currently, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for this initiative.
A virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert.
El Proceso de Paz Colombiano
After decades of violence, a small community in Colombia seeks healing and justice by sharing face-to-face the stories of victims and offenders from opposite signs of the conflict.
A Virtual Reality experience that aims to move mental health out of the shadows and squarely onto the world agenda.
Interactive Media Impact Working Group
A project with Tribeca New Media Fund and MIT that examined emerging forms of interactive and participatory media and how they can be used to enhance social justice.
NannyVan Superhero Reports
An immersive media experience that chronicles the growing movement for domestic workers rights through the eyes of nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers.
Oakland Fence Project
Uses documentary photography, video, augmented reality, open data, artist residencies and community partnerships to help ignite collaborative urban renewal.
A Magnum Foundation initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image.
An interactive documentary that combines old and new technologies to collect and share first-hand accounts of people affected by Peru’s unconsented sterilization policy.
This virtual reality experience allows you to become a seed that is planted and grows into a full-sized tree in a majestic rain forest.
A transmedia photography and film-based installation chronicling the efforts of one community’s resistance to the oil and natural gas boom sweeping North America.
A multi-platform media project that engages millennials on the concept of 'whiteness' as a racial identity.