Past Events

July
21
2016

Documenting impact: OVEE screening & chat featuring "The Look of Silence"

When: Thursday, July 21 | noon-1 p.m. EST We invite you to join us from noon-1 p.m. EST on July 21 for an online OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Look of Silence.

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June
28–29
2016

Save the Date: Our Media Impact Forum is June 28 in New York

When: June 28, 2016 Where: Civic Hall, New York Please save the date for our annual Media Impact Forum, which will be held on June 28, 2016, at Civic Hall in New York.

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April
21
2016

Documenting impact: OVEE screening & chat featuring "Girl Rising"

When: April 21 | noon-1 p.m. EST Join us from noon-1 p.m. EST on April 21 for an OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from Girl Rising, one of five powerful films selected for our Media Impact Festival.

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March
13
2016

"If You Build It": A screening & conversation about building better communities

When: March 13, 2016 | 7-9:30 p.m. EST Where: Sofitel Hotel | 120 S. 17th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19103 Please join us from 7-9:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia for a screening of the documentary film If You Build It, followed by a conversation with filmmakers Christine O’Malley (Wordplay; I.O.U.S.A.) and Neal […]

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February
24
2016

Join us at frank2016 for a discussion on the science of storytelling

How do we more effectively communicate issues that matter to the public interest? Join Media Impact Funders at the frank conference—the annual gathering for people who use communications to drive social change—in Gainesville, Fla., on Feb. 24 for an invitation-only preview of intriguing ideas and an opportunity to have a more intimate dialogue with key […]

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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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