Past Events

February
17
2016

Highlights from "Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: A conversation with Stanley Nelson"

When: Feb. 17, 2016 | 5-7:30 p.m. Where: The Prince Theater, Philadelphia, PA Stanley Nelson may have spent eight years making his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, but it took only two hours to capture the attention of millions around the globe. Premiering Tuesday night on PBS’ Independent Lens, the documentary sparked the […]

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January
14
2016

Documenting Impact featuring "Chasing Ice"

On January 14th from 12:00-1:00 pm ET we hosted our  second OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from Chasing Ice, one of the five powerful films selected for our 2015 Media Impact Festival.

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November
5
2015

Crafting High Impact Environmental Media

On November 5 at eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado, Media Impact Funders (MIF) and Vulcan Productions joined forces to assemble top documentarians, journalism outlets and funders focused on climate change. The day’s speakers honed in on the question of how to assess whether productions are moving audiences and policymakers to action, and how best to collaborate […]

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April
1
2015

Maladies and Miracles: Funding Media to Illuminate Health and Science

As a country, we are at a profound crossroads in how we understand and think about health and science. On one hand we’re in the midst of a loud — and mostly uninformed — debate about the safety of vaccines. On the other hand we are on the cusp of extraordinary breakthroughs in understanding and […]

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June
3
2014

Media Impact Forum: Remaking Public Media

Retooling public broadcasting for a digital, participatory age has been a significant area of focus for many media funders over the past decade. On June 3-4, our Media Impact Forum at the Kaiser Foundation’s DC-based Barbara Jordan Conference Center explored how “public media” is expanding to include an array of new platforms and partners, with […]

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