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Creating Impact

17 September 2017 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh, EH12QA United Kingdom
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£3.50 – £5

Scottish Documentary Institute and Take One Action present a unique opportunity for filmmakers and changemakers to deepen their understanding of impact strategy, delivery and evaluation.

In collaboration with third-sector organisations, film can play a vital role in bringing about positive social and environmental change, and offers fresh avenues for engagement. Over the last decade, documentary filmmakers have been pioneering innovative funding, marketing and distribution models to reach wider audiences and share the stories at the heart of their work.  These approaches, now also adopted for fictions, typically combine crowdfunding with partnership release strategies, maximising small marketing budgets through viral campaigns, community screenings and grassroots engagement.

Are these approaches successful – and sustainable? Can they benefit grassroots movements and smaller organisations, too?

Join us for a celebration of the creativity at the heart of production, marketing and distribution as we explore what it takes to build momentum and achieve impact.

This compact event includes a panel session and discussions with leading filmmakers and Producers of Marketing and Distribution, alongside roundtables with Scotland-based third-sector organisations keen to work with filmmakers.

Event contributors include:

Keynote address: Alex Kelly, artist, filmmaker and producer (impact and distribution producer for This Changes Everything and recipient of the Sydney Myer Creative Fellowship)
Case Study: filmmaker Amy Hardie (Seven Songs for a Long Life)
Impact Research: Karen Guthrie filmmaker (The Closer We Get)
Filmmaker Dylan Williams (director of The Borneo Case)
PMD: Ged Fitzimmons (Cosmic CatI, Daniel Blake, The Islands and the Whales)

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