Supporting Filmmakers

The Climate Story Lab

Climate communication is more critical than ever before: we need the best storytelling to reach its full potential and hit the audiences that matter. Born of this conviction, The Climate Story Lab will catalyze the most urgent and compelling media projects being made in America right now.

The Climate Story Lab is the first of a series of interventions bringing together the creative and campaigning expertise of Exposure Labs and Doc Society with the best of the Good Pitch Impact Labs and a laser determination to accelerate climate communication in the United States.

Get involved in the Climate Story Lab, or watch the video about it.

One of the most common audience questions after a viewing a documentary that moves them is "What can I do?"

Currently, each film has to raise money to produce a website to answer this question. This is a redundant and inefficient use of their impact dollars.

For a wide range of issues, the answer to the question "What can I do?" can be framed as using:

  • Your Choice— in your behavior, buying habits, and other ways in which you interact with the world
  • Your Voice:
    • in talking about the issue with friends, family and coworkers
    • in sharing the films that moved you with people you know
    • in communicating to policymakers in government, at work, or in business
  • Your Vote:
    • to elect candidates who will prioritize and champion the issue
    • to support initiatives and ballot measures which advance the issue

Choice Voice Vote is a web platform that can be used by several films in an issue area and that can also support multiple issues.

The Fund is looking for documentary film projects that are interested in working in association with the Far Star Action Fund and using this shared resource to efficiently and effectively direct their audiences to the actions appropriate for their issue(s).

Choice Voice Vote is not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time, but inquiries from filmmakers interested in using Choice Voice Vote are welcome at cvv@FarStarActionFund.org.

Exposure Labs

Development, Production and Impact Funding

Most filmmaker impact grants come from charitable 501(c)(3) organizations and can’t be used for political advocacy, such as naming specific candidates who are good or bad for a particular issue. Since the Far Star Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization, a portion of its impact grants can be used for political impact (naming candidates, etc.) during an election.

The Fund is not accepting unsolicited proposals at this time.