Filmocracy Presents Impact Cinema at Second Filmocracy Fest | New

LOS ANGELES, December 7, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Filmocracy, the world’s leading digital projection, distribution and experience platform, has made a strong commitment to the emerging genre of impact cinema, which harnesses the power of cinema to bring social change, in its 2021 program. Co-founder of Filmocracy Fest Jon fitzgerald Says, “Like impact investing before it, impact filmmaking has the power to engage, entertain and inspire action. We are proud to focus on these films, the exhibition and the conference panels. “

Fitzgerald, who literally wrote the book on the subject, Make movies for change, continues, “Starting with our first in-person screening of The Six on Friday, to the closing night film Meat the Future, the festival is packed with great documentaries and storytelling in the Social Impact Space – Twelve. in all.” There will be Q&A after all in-person screenings, and all but one will have virtual screenings in addition to the live screenings, where festival-goers can watch the movies on demand starting at 12:01 AM PST. Thursday December 9 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday 12 December. The interactive hybrid festival features an Impact Expo on its 3D map, as well as a variety of venues with full details on the films, their related causes, how to get involved or take action.

Finally, Filmocracy Fest will host an online panel, Impact Filmmaking: Education and Call to Action on closing day, Sunday 12 December To 11:00 am PST. Since Participant Media ushered in a wave of social impact films, from Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth (2006) to Food, Inc. (2008) and The Cove (2008), we’ve seen the documentary space grow exponentially. Many of these films go beyond theatrical and streaming releases into education markets, creating lasting awareness and ongoing activations. Filmocracy will explore how these films inform and create change with their call to action.

The impact films are (in alphabetical order):

Anima In Cao Jinling’s family feature film Mongolia, we experience the deep connection of all living things and witness the mysterious retribution that nature exerts on humans who harm it. The film deals with climate change and the preservation of the environment, forcing us to contemplate our relationship with Mother Earth.

End of the line: Standing Rock Women at Shannon Kring The film captures the story in the making: the struggle for Native American and human rights against environmental degradation, government and the fossil fuel industry, as a small group of Indigenous women protest against the Keystone pipeline become the leaders of a global movement.

Entangled: the race to save right whales from extinction Animal rights are central to that of David Abel film about how climate change accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America most valuable fishery and a federal body mandated to protect both.

Have you heard of Greg? The world premiere of that of Steve Ecclesine The first film puts a human face – that of Greg O’Brien – on the terrifying Alzheimer’s disease, an invisible enemy that quietly kills millions of people each year around the world and will affect millions more in the years to come. .

The hill where the lionesses roar A co-production of companies from France and torn by war Kosovo, centered on feminism and the empowerment of women, Luàna Bajrami’s film focuses on three free-spirited young girls in Kosovo who indulge in petty crime as they eagerly await the opportunity to go to college.

The last days of spring This Isabelle Lamberti-the film made is an examination of gentrification and human rights that follows a Spanish family in their struggle for the transition, each in their own way, when the land they live on is sold and they have to leave their homes. self-built houses in a slum near Madrid.

Meat of the future This film brings science fiction to the table courtesy of Dr Uma Valeti, whose Upside Foods is at the forefront of a new industry: making meat from cells, not from slaughter of animals. Musician (and vegan) Moby provides the music for Lisa Marshall’s film as it deals with animal rights, sustainability and the agricultural revolution.

Reflection: a walk with water Tackle the problems of environmental conservation, climate change and sustainable use of water, Emmett Brennan walk 200 miles along the Los Angeles aqueduct in search of a vision of humanity worth living – what he discovers has everything to do with water.

The six Racism and xenophobia against Asian communities in the West have sadly deep roots. Arthur jones The untold story of the Chinese passengers on the RMS Titanic is an extraordinary examination of survival and dignity in the face of racism and anti-immigrant politics.

Storm Lake Journalist Art cullen and her family fight to inform and unite their rural farming community in Iowan through their newspaper, The Storm lake weather. Jerry risius and Beth levison The film chronicles the newspaper’s role as a civic watchdog protecting against agribusiness and the decline of credible journalism nationwide.

Try harder! At the top San Francisco High school with a majority of Asian American students, seniors stressed at the intersection of class, race, and educational opportunities are keenly aware of the intense competition for the few places available at their dream colleges.

Underground witness Artists at the heart of the local DIY music scene within Jehovah’s Witnesses in Minneapolis have their faith tested in a deeply personal way in that of Scott Holman movie. They fight for positive mental health and push the boundaries of their religion’s standards, against draconian punishments for apostates.

“We hope that our passion for impact cinema will be manifested in our programming”, says the co-founder Paul Jun, who developed Filmocracy For Change with Fitzgerald. “Filmocracy is dedicated to supporting impact filmmaking through education, mentorship and programming.”

About filmocracy:

Filmocracy is a film and festival streaming platform, with a constantly rotating library of over 3,500 titles, that rewards users for discovering amazing independent films. Users earn virtual popcorn for watching and rating movies, which can be spent in their store to earn movie tickets, redeem gift cards, or attend virtual film festivals held around the world. Bringing together a powerful combination of technologies to enhance the virtual cinema and conference experience for filmmakers, industry professionals and audiences around the world. Filmocracy’s mission is to help all independent filmmakers reach larger audiences and develop their communities through storytelling. Co-founder of the festival Paul Jun is CEO of Filmocracy.

In december 2020, Filmocracy hosted the First Annual Filmocracy Fest, a fully digital, jury-rigged film festival. Filmocracy Fest presented a list of 44 films; panels; mentoring program; live shows; script readings; partners linked to a cause; and dozens of virtual conversations with directors and industry talent. Jon fitzgerald served as Executive Director.

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