The national political conventions are around the corner, and Impact Arts + Film Fund will be there to present the 2016 Impact Film Festival! This will mark the third convention festival since Impact launched in 2008, and we will once again connect policymakers with current films addressing some of our most pressing issues. The Republican National Convention runs July 18-21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio and The Democratic Convention will be in Philadephia, Pennsylvania July 25-28, 2016.
The 2012 festival slate included critically acclaimed Invisible War, House I Live In, Hunger Hits Home, and Electoral Dysfunction. Sign up for our newsletter, like us on facebook and follow us on twitter to stay informed of our plans as we get closer to the event.
A film by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch. ME @ THE ZOO tells the story of Chris Crocker, a controversial video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. Crocker was bullied out of school in the 8th grade and was, by his account, raised on the Internet. His online videos have been viewed over 270 million times to date—including the infamous 2007 YouTube declaration. “Leave Britney Alone!”. ME @ THE ZOO is an intimate look at Crocker, who is arguably the first Internet celebrity to cross over into mainstream media and is part of the first wave of young people coming into adulthood under constant self-surveillance.
for being appointed by Secretary Hilary Clinton as a global Cultural Ambassador on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. "I am excited and honored to serve my country as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State," said Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who has focused his efforts after his NBA career on engaging youth through socially-minded projects and education.
for his Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for lead actor in A Better Life. IAFF screened A Better Life in May 2012. Bichir admits that aside from being recognized by his acting peers, "the honor is doubled because of the amazing actors I am nominated with. So this is a happy moment for me."