The Reel Impact Film Festival explores how motion picture is used to spread messages, drive change and achieve commercial goals for social impact organizations. The festival is focused on short films and “promo reels” that social impact organizations- both for profits and not for profits- leverage as part of their strategic communications. With the number of social impact companies growing rapidly and the explosion of the use of video online, social enterprises must embrace visual storytelling to effectively get their message out and drive the change they desire.
The festival includes an opening reception, keynote speaker and panels, several rounds of screening a variety of reels, networking opportunities, workshops and a closing ceremony with an award session.
Workshop areas include:
Create your story – Identifying the most compelling pieces of your story or mission.
Create the reel – Producing a movie that captures the essence of your message.
Create the buzz – Marketing tools & techniques to distribute your movie.
***GET YOUR TICKET FOR RIFF 2018 ON DEC 6 IN SAN FRANCISCO HERE***
Alex Gibson, Managing Director Palo Alto International Film Fest
Benjamin Packard, Retainer Media
Christina July Kim, Silicon Valley International Film Festival
David Hoffman, Varied Directions
Gabriel Diamond, Skoll Foundation
Jared Karol, Storyteller for Good
Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director, UNAFF
Ken Fischer, Truth to be Told
Laura Michalchyshyn, Producer
Melinda Booth, Executive Director of Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Mia Haugen, Founder, VorVideo
Neetal Parekh, Founder, Innov8social
Roshanda Cummings, Impact Hub Oakland
Susan Sullivan, Executive Director of Women for Sports Film Festival
Tanya Stevenson, President & CEO, Breathe California and Clear the Air Film Fest
Wendy Levy, Executive Director, The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture