The FIFDH Impact Days are organizing a webinar on impact cinema for human rights
– The session will be held on January 25 and will focus on how storytellers can strengthen human rights movements and help achieve a more just and sustainable world
The fourth edition of FIFDH impact days, the special impact strategy program for documentaries at all stages of production, recently announced its 16 shortlisted projects for this year (see the news). The program, which runs from March 7 to 8, as part of the 20and Geneva International Film Festival and Human Rights Forum (FIFDH), also organizes the Preparatory Impact Lab, an online workshop for its participants.
During the Impact Lab, and as part of the program’s observer section, a special webinar is being held on the theme “Impact Filmmaking For Human Rights”, where a wide range of international experts and award-winning filmmakers will share their experiences. and their knowledge. – how films can contribute to changing mentalities, behaviors and structures when they are linked to strategic agents of change. The online webinar is accessible free of charge to a limited number of professionals and will take place on January 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CET. Potential participants can register here free.
As for the webinar program, Laura Longobardi, Head of Impact and Industry, will welcome attendees, and the keynote will be delivered by Impact Producer and Founder of Looky Pictures Ani Mercedes. It will be titled “Storyteller vs Storybeing: Three Things Filmmakers Do to Have Transformational (Not Transactional) Impact Campaigns”.
After, Nicole van Schaik, director of development at Society Doc, will showcase some recent cases of successful impact campaigns, based on his experience strategizing with impact filmmakers and producers on how to use their films as strategic tools for social or environmental change. The following presentation will be given by Naomi Walker, the first coordinator of the Global Impact Producers Assembly (GIPA), who will answer the question “What is an Impact Producer and what (the hell) is GIPA?”.
The webinar will be complemented by a panel discussion on “How can we create a more sustainable impact finance ecosystem in these times of crisis?”, moderated by Naomi Walker. Attendees will be Cara Mertes, founding director of the International resource for impact and storytelling (IRIS); award-winning human rights advocate, producer and impact strategist Rebecca Lichtenfeld, Executive Director of the InMaat Foundation; and Rasmus Steen, head of documentary film at Support for international media (IMS).
The Impact Days program will continue on March 7 and 8, with the organization of a program of round tables, professional meetings, master classes and networking opportunities involving filmmakers, impact producers and agents of change. More details will be announced soon.