Impact Days

Impact Days - Monday Session

Certain films have the power to make a long-lasting change in our society. To strengthen the potential of cinematic storytelling as a tool for social and cultural change, the FIFDH has created the Impact Days. Filmmakers, producers, NGOs and foundations are invited to participate in this event where the goal is to find potential alliances and strategies that will increase the quality and results of impact campaigns.

09:30 – 13:00
Welcome and Introduction
Laura Longobardi, Head of Impact and Industry, FIFDH

Opening Keynote
Letter to Tomorrow: The Cultural Imperative
Cara Mertes, Founding Director, IRIS, International Resource for Impact & Storytelling.

Case Study
Shadow Game
Eefje Blankevoort and Els van Driel, Co-Directors, Shadow Game.

Case Study
The Last Shelter
Ousmane Samassekou, Film Director, The Last Shelter,
Giulia Boccato Impact Producer,
Khadidja Benouataf, Impact Producer,
Fabrice Boulé, Media Relations Suisse romande, Caritas Switzerland

AFTERNOON SESSION - 14.30 to 17.30 :

Meet the Global Changemakers

Meet your future impact partners! A selection of NGOs and international organisations based in and around Geneva present their priority issues and exchange with filmmakers interested in similar themes. Confirmed so far: ICRC, MSF, FIDH, Aide et Action, Caritas, Civicus, FIACAT, Helvetas, Forum Asia, Iamaneh, ISHR, IUCN, Earth Justice, Trial International, SOS Méditerranée,WEF Global Shapers, WEF Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Watch this space as we update the list.

>>> Industry and Day Pass holders must register for this session by writing to us at: Please tell us what themes you are interested in or working on and give us your questions for so we can communicate them in advance

Programme Professionnel

lundi 7 mars


Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

This session is for Industry and Day Pass holders only. You can buy your Day Pass here, or use the codes on your Industry Pass to register and reserve your seat (click on basket above for both options)


Cara Mertes Founding Director, IRIS, International Resource for Impact & Storytelling

Els Van Driel Co-director Shadow Game

Eefje Blankevoort Co-director Shadow Game

Giulia Boccato Impact Producer

Khadidja Benouataf Impact Producer; Impact Producer

Ousmane Zoromé Samassekou

Fabrice Boulé Media Relations French-Speaking Switzerland, CARITAS

Modération par

Laura Longobardi Head of Impact and Industry at FIFDH

Pour aller plus loin

Meet the Global Changemakers