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IMPACT 2014 In Review
While the Impact Film Festival occurs every four years, we have continued to present films, books, talks, performances and our annual party with Funny or Die, for supporters and artists as part of the White House Correspondent’s Association Weekend. Events range from screening of Jose Vargas’ critically acclaimed immigration film Documented, to this week’s screening of India’s Daughter in association with the MPAA and CAA. Check out a few of our recent events as highlighted in Bloomberg News, US News, The Hill, and Capitol File in our news section.
Monday, Jaunary 21, 2013
IAFF partnered with Perennial Sports & Entertainment to host a reception and buffet dinner at OYA to honor campaign surrogates. The party celebrating President Obama's second term brought in guests including Kate Walsh, Sophia Bush, Ian Somerhalder, Aisha Tyler, Senator Al Franken, and MC Hammer.
Thursday, September 27, 2013
IAFF partnered with ME @ THE ZOO Co-Producer James Alefantis, Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden & HBO Documentary films for a special screening of ME @ THE ZOO at the Ring Auditorium at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Q&A with Chris Croker and Chris Moukarbel followed the film.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
IAFF partnered with The Documentary Group and the social action campaign 10x10 to host Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan at the home of Heather & Tony Podesta. These groups along with Queen Rania believe the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a single message: educating girls in developing nations will change the world. Queen Rania’s will be involved in providing guidance to 10x10 and promoting the message at the heart of the campaign.
Monday, March 21, 2011
IAFF hosted a private dinner at RIS with actress and activist Mira Sorvino. Her long time involvement as a UN Goodwill Ambassador as well as her work on the documentary PLAYGROUND, about the sex trafficking of minors brought her to Capitol Hill for hearings. IAFF screened the documentary at its IMPACT Film Festival in 2009.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
IAFF hosted a private dinner with Actor and Activist Ian Somerhalder at Blue Duck Tavern. Born and raised in a small Louisiana town along the Gulf Coast, Ian stepped forward in the wake of the BP oil disaster to fight for the rights of the people and wildlife affected by the spill. Best known as his work in “Lost” and “The Vampire Diaries” Ian’s newly created foundation aims to empower, education and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Impact Arts + Film Fund hosted the Grand Opening of the West End Cinema on Thursday, October 28th, 2010.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
IMPACT Arts + Film Fund and the Washington Post hosted its Second Annual...featuring Funny or Die.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
IMPACT Arts + Film Fund proudly hosted Washington Post..."...and What it Will Take for a Woman to Win."
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
Jeffrey Wright joined the IMPACT Arts + Film Fund to help celebrate the 2009 IMPACT Film Festival Slate Announcement hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America.
Saturday, July 26th, 2009
IMPACT Arts + Film Fund presents a special evening honoring Dr. Douglas Brinkley and the official launch of his new book "The Wilderness Warrior."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
IMPACT Arts + Film Fund kicked off the 2009 White House Correspondents' Dinner weekend by hosting a VIP late night party celebrating "The First Amendment." Featuring partnerships with Funny or Die and Washington Life Magazine, the event celebrated artists who use their freedom of speech to make a difference. The evening, filled with Hollywood and Capitol Hill's power players, featured Funny or Die political satire videos and an overall celebration of art in politics.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
At this invitation only event, Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck, and Hill Harper joined founders and guests of IMPACT Arts + Film Fund to honor its supporters and artists for their commitment to the Fund's mission, and celebrate the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The Great Schlep and Funny or Die, along with Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Ron Howard, and others helped celebrate IMPACT Arts + Film Fund and the 2009 Inauguration, with performances by Nelly, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Ludacris.