Through a series of convenings, workshops, consultancies, and a slate of 10 documentaries, the Stories of Change partnership is creating new story-based opportunities for leading social entrepreneurs and outstanding documentary filmmakers to collaborate and accelerate progress on key global issues. The five-year partnership believes that powerful storytellers and innovative changemakers can benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration.
Over the course of the Stories of Change partnership, development and production grants of over $1.2million were awarded to support the creation of feature-length independent documentary films that examine social entrepreneurship as an innovative approach to the central challenges of our time. In addition to funding the films, Stories of Change supports convenings of leaders in both documentary film and social entrepreneurship at key gatherings globally including the Skoll World Forum and the Sundance Film Festival.
The Stories of Change Impact Lab is an immersive five-day prototyping Lab to extend the film’s story into the community through digital strategies. It is offered to invited social entrepreneurs and filmmakers as part of the Stories of Change partnership, and produced by Tomorrow Partners with the Sundance Institute.
“I have been able to realize that the film industry and its people can influence public opinion and that the issue of social entrepreneurship, if embraced by this industry, may well reach and make an impact on a large part of society and the decision makers.”
– Albina Ruiz, Ciudad Saludable