Tag archive for documentary film

The Impact Pack at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

The Impact Pack at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Last weekend, Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark and Angelica Das led a workshop called “Playing Your Way to Impact” using the Impact Pack at the 3rd annual Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington, DC. Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters,…

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New Book: Story Money Impact

New Book: Story Money Impact

Check out Tracey Friesen‘s new book, Story Money Impact, which provides a guide for funders, media producers, and activists looking to use media to achieve social impact. It offers case studies of successful social issue films—CITIZENFOUR, Virunga, The Corporation, and more—as well as a guiding framework for…

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Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Introducing Impact Pack, Immerse, and our new associate

Coming Next: Immerse This fall, Jessica is working with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT OpenDocs and the Fledgling Fund to launch a spanking new Medium publication designed to cultivate creative discussion of nonfiction storytelling. Check out the editorial statement here and read the first newsletter here….

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Rethinking news from the ground up

Rethinking news from the ground up

This spring, we’re contemplating a shift in perspective—to 50,000 feet. We’re proud to spread the word on a project we’ve been working on quietly over the last several months with the Democracy Fund: a systems map of the crisis in local news. This interactive map helps…

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International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

Time flies — and so do we, apparently! Since our spring update, it’s been a whirlwind here at Dot Connector Studio, with new associates, clients, events and publications at the intersection of media and social change. We just returned from an amazing visit to Amsterdam, where…

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Upcoming Events for Media Funders: Comm Impact, Local & Ethnic News, Doc Impact and More

Upcoming Events for Media Funders: Comm Impact, Local & Ethnic News, Doc Impact and More

Mark your calendars! Join Dot Connector Studio for fall events we’re helping  Media Impact Funders to organize in New York, LA, and points beyond: Hands-on Workshop: Communications Evaluation for Foundations and Nonprofits September 24 | Philanthropy New York offices Emerging Strategies for Supporting Local and Ethnic…

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Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Since I met documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista at the Latino Producers Academy in 2013, I have been collaborating with her on fundraising and developing educational materials related to her award-winning film, Justice for My Sister. The film examines the issue of femicide (the most extreme…

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