Network Media

A selection of media created and / or supported by funders to drive social change. We’re happy to receive submissions. To submit media projects please email info@mediafunders.org with details.

Oil and Water

Funded by: Independent Television Service (ITVS), the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Kumu Hina

Funded by: ITVS, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Hawaii Peoples Fund, Frameline Completion Fund

This documentary tells a story at the crossroads of two very distinct struggles – the fight for transgender acceptance, and the efforts of the Hawaiian people to retain their traditional culture in the face of Westernization. Read more

BYkids

Funded by: Ford Foundation, Discovery Education

Youth have a unique perspective on the world that often goes unnoticed and underfunded. BYkids lets their voices be heard by funding short documentaries from kids around the world, with the aid of film mentors. Read more

Bring It to The Table

Funded by: Talking Eyes Media, Lucius & Eva Eastman Fund

When her 17 year-old son called her the most “politcally intolerant” person he’d ever met, Julie Winokur decided that she needed to find a solution to the growing divisiveness in modern American debates. With Talking Eyes Media, she created Bring It to The Table, an interactive documentary project on political discourse that encourages the free flow of ideas across and beyond partisan lines. Read more

Big Men

Funded by: Impact Partners

Millions of barrels of oil are exported from the West African region everyday, worth billions of dollars in profit. The documentary Big Men takes an objective look at both sides’ perspectives in the ongoing battle between Niger Delta ethnic groups and large oil companies for control over the region’s resources intensifies. Read more

Moving Walls 21

Moving Walls is the annual documentary photography exhibition produced by the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project. The 2013-2014 show featured a diverse group of works covering a wide range of issues. Read more

The View Over Alberta’s Tar Sands Shows Booming Wealth and Environmental Destruction

Funded by: Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

A multi-media project of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting including photos, articles and podcasts about the Alberta tar sands and the devastating impact extraction is having on the environment. Read more

Pedal-Powered News

Funded by: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Fund for Investigative Journalism, The James Irvine Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation

The San Fransisco Public Press has recently completed a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to distribute their independent investigative newspaper via bicycle throughout the city. Read more

Through a Lens Darkly

Funded by: the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rockefeller Foundation New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Nathan Cummings Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, National Black Programming Consortium

This new documentary film from filmmaker, journalist, and activist Thomas Allen Harris, which is based on Deborah Willis’ book Reflections in Black, focuses on the history of African-American photography, from early vintage daguerreotypes through to the present.

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