Impact Days Programme

12-14 March 2023

Les FIFDH Impact Days se déroulent intégralement en anglais.

Impact Days is the Festival’s Industry programme, dedicated to film professionals, NGOs, funders and media. Through targeted partnerships, its ambition is to use the power of documentary film as a tool for concrete social and policy change. From 12 to 14 March 2023, through meetings, case studies, masterclasses and pitching sessions, it brings together filmmakers, non-governmental organisations and international foundations to facilitate strategic collaborations around common themes.

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Sunday March 12

Softie is a deeply personal documentary that captures what is the generally accepted norm of doing politics in East Africa. It uses the complex life of photo journalist turned activist Boniface Mwangi to tell a larger story about belonging, politics and what it means to be Kenyan. The film’s impact campaign worked to provoke conversation and provide Kenyan audiences with an opportunity to unpack their role as voters, bring new light to the role of activism and activists, and increase civic engagement on demanding accountable and transparent leadership.

Monday March 13

STEPS is a non-profit media organization based in South Africa, passionate about the power of documentaries to disrupt, shift and move the world around us. Their diverse projects use documentary film to engage audiences around issues of social justice in order to affect meaningful change, and give a voice to marginalized and disadvantaged communities in order to enable local and global conversations around the most important topics of our times. With the participation of:  

  • Don Edkins, Executive Director, STEPS, South Africa
  • Tiny Mungwe, Producer of Generation Africa, STEPS, South Africa

Softie (Sam Soko, Kenya 2020) is a deeply personal documentary that captures what is the generally accepted norm of doing politics in East Africa. It uses the complex life of photo journalist turned activist Boniface Mwangi to tell a larger story about belonging, politics and what it means to be Kenyan.

Using creative documentary storytelling as a tool for engagement and reflection, Softie built a community of Kenyan citizens who were informed and emboldened to challenge the status quo through the power of their vote. The impact campaign was centered on enabling an environment for increased active participation to foster more progressive and accountable leadership in Kenya, targeting in particular the young generation.

With the participation of: 

  • Chloé Genga, Impact Producer, Scriptwriter and Filmmaker, Kenya
  • Miriam Ayoo, Impact Strategist and Cultural Producer, Kenya

While Lina, Angy and Edith were searching for their disappeared daughters and relatives in Morelos, Mexico, they discovered that the District Attorney secretly buried the bodies of over 200 people murdered during a failed war against crime, which actually targeted civilians. Volverte a Ver (Carolina Corral, Mexico 2020) follows their training in forensic tasks and their participation in the exhumation of the bodies, so that the disappeared can return home.

The impact campaign #DesenterrarLaVerdad (Dig up the truth) has focused on supporting the women’s search and fight to identify and return home the bodies of their missing loved ones and on sparking fundamental conversations in Mexico to stop the normalization of missing persons there.

With the participation of:

  • Michelle Plascencia, Impact Producer, regional coordinator, GIPA, Mexico

Peace for Nina follows the journey of a Ukrainian mother as she seeks justice for the unlawful killing of her son by a Russian mercenary, while defending Donetsk airport in 2015. A survivor’s tale of grief, courage and hope.

In this presentation, the filmmaking team and their partners will talk about how they have had to adapt to the challenges of the war and ensure the objectives of the campaign evolve with the shifting landscape of legal actions taken against war crimes committed in Ukraine since 2014.

With the participation of:

  • Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych, Director, Ukraine
  • Dea Gjinovci, Filmmaker and Producer, Switzerland
  • Elsa Taquet, Senior Legal Advisor, TRIAL

 Including a short presentation of a Peace for Nina partner, Baltic to Black seas Documentary Network . B2B Doc: working with impact in the most challenging region for documentary filmmakers in Europe.

  • Alex Shiriaieff, Head of Operations, B2B Doc – Baltic to Black Sea Documentary
  • Malcolm Dixelius, Co-founder, B2B Doc – Baltic to Black Sea Documentary

Meet your future impact partners! A selection of NGOs and international organizations based in and around Geneva present their priority issues and exchange with filmmakers working on similar topics.

Registration required: Please register by writing to with Registration for Meet the Global Changemakers in the subject line, plus a brief bio and a couple of lines for what you would like to get from this session.

Synopsis: It is August 15, 2021 and the Taliban have taken power in Kabul. Between threats, arrests and attacks, the independent Afghan newspaper Etilaat Roz and its journalists try to continue their work under the permanent fear of censorship which would put an end to the freedom of the press.

Forum: August 2021, Afghanistan. The Taliban take power. The very essence of art itself becomes a target, contrary to political Islam, an extremist school of thought promoted by the Taliban. Writers, painters, musicians, photographers, journalists, directors... All are forced to hide, to cease creating, or to go into exile. How and why can they be creative in exile? The presence of Abbas Rezaie, director of the documentary Etilaat Roz and other directors from the Afghan diaspora, will be an opportunity to discuss the recent turmoil in the country and in particular the situation of the Hazara community, which for decades has experienced intense persecution that has become even more brutal since the return of the Taliban.

With the participation of:

  • Abbas Rezaie, Director of the documentary film Etilaat Roz 
  • Ilyas Yourish, Producer and director
  • Najiba Noori, Director and journalist

MODERATION - Serge Michel, Journalist,

Tuesday March 14

For the first time, the Impact Days will host a public pitching session. An audience including NGOs, cinema industry professionals and funders will attend the presentations of the 2023 Impact Lab’s 16 selected projects and learn more about their associated impact plans.

At the height of the 2020 #BlackLivesMatter movement, Swiss-Congolese journalist Rachel M'Bon went in search of her black identity by interviewing other Swiss women of colour. All of them struggle to break free from confining stereotypes and try to make their dual Swiss and black identities coexist. The resulting documentary Je Suis Noires (Rachel M’Bon, Juliana Fanjul, Switzerland 2022) gives a voice to black Swiss women and denounces the systemic racism they face.

After a 12-month Swiss tour to raise national awareness, Rachel is ready to launch a global campaign to bring together black women from around Europe and coordinate strategies against social inequalities.

With the participation of: 

  • Rachel M’Bon, Co-director and protagonist: Je Suis Noires, Switzerland
  • Kellie Shandra Ognimba, Human Rights Officer, OHCHR
  • Charlotte Ducos, Consultant Documentary & Marketing Strategies, Swiss Films
  • Nicole Biermaier, Head of Swiss Distribution, First Hand Films

MODERATION - Patricia Finneran, Impact Fund Officerthe StoryBoard Collective

Part 1 - What Makes an Impact Producer?
GIPA members from each continent share what impact looks like from their corner of the world. 

Part 2 - For the Impact curious: exclusive GIPA AMA (Ask me anything!)
A unique opportunity to exchange with all regional advisors of the Global Impact Producers' Alliance (GIPA) gathered here at Impact Days from all corners of the world to answer your questions. What is an impact producer anyway? Why does my film need one? Why should my organization get involved in a documentary impact campaign? How does an impact producer actually produce impact? How do I become an impact producer? For a more participative experience, the GIPA team will dialogue with NGOs, filmmakers and media in small informal groups.

Registration required: Please register by writing to with Meet the GIPA Part 2 in the subject line, plus a brief bio and a couple of lines for what you would like to get from this session.

With the participation of: 

Michelle Plascencia - Mexico City, Miriam Ayoo - Nairobi, Kenya, Naomi Walker - Richmond, VA USA, Farah Fayed - Beirut, Lebanon, Hollie Fifer - Melbourne, Australia, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala - Manila, Philippines, Khadidja Benouataf - Paris, Fance, Rodrigo Antonio - Manaus, Brazil, Tiny Mungwe - Durban, South Africa, Vanessa Cuervo Forero - Bogota, Colombia

This exclusive event is an essential networking opportunity for this year’s 16 selected teams to find future impact partners by meeting with members of NGOs and funder advocating the same cause.

This year we will have several different prizes in cash and in kind that will be awarded to several of the projects of the selection. Come and join us in this unique networking opportunity to celebrate with the winning teams and our entire impact community!

Aspiring pop star Mutlu, a young Kurdish teenager, narrowly escapes an attempted femicide. Despite life-altering injuries, Mutlu sets out on a quest for justice. With great emotion, My Name Is Happy denounces a patriarchal Turkish society plagued by numerous feminicides.

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Abbas Rezaie

Abbas Rezaie is a journalist, author, poet, and documentary filmmaker from Hazara, Afghanistan. Because the Hazaras community is a discriminated Afghani minority, Abbas has directed made five documentaries before and after the collapse of the Afghanistan government by the Taliban. In fact, one of them depicts the status of freedom of speech under the Taliban regime. This documentary shows what Etilaat Roz went through on a daily basis as well as the torture of two journalist colleagues by the Taliban, which happened on September 18, 2021. In his other films, Abbas has shed light on topics such as the the situations of out-of-school girls and their efforts to achieve their education rights as well as the severe poverty struggles of the labor class in Kabul after the Taliban take over.

Charlotte Ducos

Charlotte Ducos is a documentary expert at Swiss Films, with 15 years experience in international film distribution, production and audiovisual concepts. Graduated from French National Film School La Femis in distribution, she worked as a programmer in Paris, a project manager in Hong Kong and was head of development at Seppia, a production company in France, with a focus on documentaries and immersive contents, before joining Swiss Films in 2022.

Chloe Genga

Chloe Genga is an impact producer, scriptwriter, and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya.  Previously, she worked in the film industry as a production manager/Line producer for five years before venturing into Impact Producing. A move she credits to her firm belief that information is not only power but a basic human right. Currently, she is an Impact Producer at LBx Africa and her recent projects under this capacity include the award-winning film No Simple Way Home (South Sudan/Kenya,2022) and What’s Eating My Mind (Kenya, 2023). As a filmmaker, two of her short films titled What About Your Hair? (2021) and Unsee (2021) have been screened and selected in three film festivals across Africa. Chloe was a juror for the International Documentary Awards (IDA) 2022. She is also a recipient of the MOFILM Academy for African filmmakers’ scholarship award and a Some Fine Day screenwriter fellow.

Dea Gjinovci

Dea Gjinovci is a Swiss-Albanian director and producer. Her films have premiered in prestigious international film festivals Tribeca Film Festival, Visions du Réel, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, DocNYC, Winterthur KurzFilmTage and many others... She is a Sundance alumna and a 2019 Film Independent Fellow. Her cinematographic style blends poetic narration, magical realism and cinéma vérité. She won several awards including "Best National Film" at 2017 Dokufest, "Best new Talent" mentions at both ZagrebDox 2021 and Biografilm 2020. She has been a member of the Swiss Film Academy since her "Best Documentary" nomination for "Wake Up on Mars" in 2022. Dea has a BA(Hons) in Economics and Politics from SOAS, University of London and a MA in Ethnographic and documentary film from UCL, University of London.

Don Edkins

Don Edkins is a South African documentary filmmaker and producer based in Cape Town who has produced documentary film projects that have been broadcast around the world, such as Steps for the Future, Why Democracy? and Why Poverty?, and  most recently Generation Africa, with 25 films from 17 countries across Africa around the theme of migration and youth opportunities He is Executive Producer of AfriDocs, a free-to-view VOD platform and broadcast strand across Africa for creative documentary flms. Currently he is developing Generation Africa 2.0, a documentary project for African filmmakers around climate change and environmental justice.

Elsa Taquet

Elsa is a Senior Legal Advisor for the TRIAL International’s progam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since September 2015. Before joining TRIAL International, she interned in the mergencies Team at Human Rights Watch, working on the armed conflict in the Central African Republic. A qualified lawyer in Quebec, she started working there as a criminal law trainee on legal aid cases. Elsa holds an LLM in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development in Geneva (Switzerland), a Masters degree in Transnational Law, and a Law degree from Quebec (Canada). She is an expert in the protection of vulnerable populations in armed conflicts. Her working languages are French and English.

Ilyas Yourish

Ilyas founded Kamay Film in Afghanistan and later moved its office to Brussels, Belgium, in August 2021. Born and raised in Kabul, he has traveled extensively throughout the country and was involved in various research and media projects. This helped him gain unique access and in-depth knowledge of his homeland and put him on the frontline of Afghanistan’s new wave of cinema. He graduated from the Journalism Faculty of Kabul University in 2014 and has worked as a journalist and researcher since 2011. Ilyas has produced and co-directed Kamay, a feature-length documentary that has received multiple awards and funds from the world’s most prestigious film foundations. He is currently producing two other documentaries in development.

Kellie Shandra Ognimba

Originally from the Republic of Congo, Kellie-Shandra OGNIMBA is a lawyer, an academic and former diplomat. She grew up and lived in different countries including Congo, Ethiopia and France. She has worked with the United Nations for the last 14 years, both in New York and Geneva. Currently she is based in Geneva where she works as a Human Rights Officer for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and covers issues pertaining to racism and racial discrimination against people of African descent. Previous to her work with the UN she was working as a diplomat for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Congo in Geneva. Kellie-Shandra Ognimba completed her PhD on Human Rights with the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris. She is passionate about fashion and fond of outdoor running.

Michelle Plascencia

Michelle is a cultural organizer with more than 6 years of experience in film festival production and impact producer based in Mexico City. She led the first edition of the Good Pitch program in México 2020, as the Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator at DocsMX, a documentary film platform in Mexico City. Regional field building has established positive and productive relationships amongst filmmakers and organizers, which she aims to continue to support through workshops, forums, and overall creating spaces to recognize the power of thoughtful, ethical and fundamental storytelling processes as the social change ecosystem continues to grow in Mexico. She is also part of Impacta Cine, the first film & social impact collective in Mexico directed to work alongside filmmakers to design and implement impact campaigns.

Miriam Ayoo

Miriam is an impact strategist and cultural producer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has over a decade’s experience working at the intersection of art and activism, designing and implementing programs and outreach initiatives within a range of social impact areas and artistic mediums.  She is currently serving as the co-coordinator of the Global Impact Producers Assembly (GIPA). Previously, she worked as the impact strategist/producer for award winning films including Softie (Kenya, 2020), Los Hermanos/The Brothers (Cuba/USA, 2021), and No Simple Way Home (South Sudan/Kenya, 2022). At the heart of her work is a commitment to centering and amplifying under-represented stories and voices. 

Najiba Noori

Najiba Noori is an Afghan journalist and filmmaker. Najiba began working for media organisations as a volunteer when she was just 15. Alongside her work she has practiced photography and videography since 2015. She has made documentary films and photo stories for various organisations and agencies, including the AFP, Huffington Post, MSF, FMIC, NRC and UN Women in Afghanistan. She joined Agence France-Presse (AFP) as video journalist in August 2019, and in August 2021 she left her country when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.

Nicole Biermaier

Nicole Biermaier has studied many different fields of the art of cinema going from interactive video, film, text, sound at the Media Art Department in Zurich and experimented with 16mm essay film at the Film Department. She then focused on experimental, essayisticdocumentary film and finally on research within the field of expanded cinema. Throughout all of that, Nicole earned her living in a number of well-known international companies with administration work. She used the knowledge gained in such an economic environment for her production work within the arts. Since 2000, Nicole has been developing and conducting many works in the field of art, theatre or film. Her projects have been exhibited and screened internationally. At the same time, she was teaching and mentoring at the Universities in Bern and Zurich. Since June 2015 Nicole is part of the team at First Hand Films. She is happy to say goodbye to a time where earning money consisted of having 7 jobs or projects simultaneously and has many ideas for a fruit- and colourful future at the firm.

Patricia Finneran

Patricia joined StoryBoard Collective based in Geneva, Switzerland as their inaugural Office for the StoryBoard Impact Fund, which invests in partnerships and projects that strengthen the global ecosystem of storytelling for impact.  She founded Story Matters which provides strategy to artists, organisations and funders around nonfiction storytelling and impact.  Previously, she served as Creative Producer, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program; Director, Silverdocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. She has worked with Doc Society on many doc / impact initiatives, most recently leading the Good Pitch Local program. She was part of the Ford Foundation/Rockwood Leadership Fellowship program and National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program. She is a graduate of the American Film Institute Producers Program and holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. 

Rachel M'Bon

Born in 1974 in Billens, Switzerland. 2004 Federal Diploma SAWI as communication specialist. 2009 Training as a PR journalist. She then worked for ten years for different publications including Femina Fashion, Encore, Le Matin Dimanche, 20 minutes. Also active in the cultural sector, she held the position of communications manager at the Théâtre de l'Octogone for seven years. In 2018, driven by questions related to identity, she created the Instagram account NOIRES with the aim of offering a space of visibility to black women living in Switzerland. BECOMING A BLACK WOMAN is her first film codirected with Juliana Fanjul.

Serge Michel

Serge Michel, 54, grew up in Yverdon-les-Bains. In 2019, He became the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the young Swiss media outlet He was deputy director of the editorial offices of Le Monde and editor-in-chief of Le Monde Afrique. He published his first reports in 1989 in the Journal de Genève. In 2001, he was awarded the Albert Londres prize for his reports in Iran, where he lived for four years as a correspondent for Le Figaro and Le Temps. In 2005, while working for L'Hebdo, he founded the Bondy Blog in the Paris suburbs. Serge is the author of several books on Iran, the Chinese in Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tiny Mungwe

Tiny Mungwe is a filmmaker and arts manager. She works at STEPS, producing Generation Africa, a collection of 25 documentary films from 16 African countries. She produced and directed Akekho uGogo a documentary, wrote Evelyn and directed, Daddy’s Boy. She was a writer on the TV series Muvhango and Matatiele and director on Uzalo. Mungwe was programmes manager at the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) organizing their festivals Time of the Writer, the Durban International Film FestivalJomba! Contemporary Dance Experience and Poetry Africa, as well as Durban FilmMart  and Talents Durban.

Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych

Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych is a director and producer from Kyiv, Ukraine. After graduating from the Institute of Journalism at Kyiv State University, she worked mainly on television. As a documentary filmmaker, she focuses on social issues. Since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, she has been working as a journalist and local producer for international media, combining this activity with her own documentary projects. Zhanna is the Head of the Directors Guild of Ukraine, a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy and a member of the Documentary Association of Europe.

Beadie Finzi

Beadie Finzi is one of the founding directors of Doc Society, a non-profit film foundation supporting filmmakers globally. Having worked in documentary for the past 20 years, Beadie is in heaven in her role at Doc Society – whose mission is to befriend independent filmmakers, fund great films, broker new partnerships, build new business models, share knowledge and develop audiences globally. In addition to Executive Producing a number of films at the foundation, Beadie is also responsible for global programmes including Good Pitch, the Impact Field Guide and the Doc Impact Award. As part of the Good Pitch mentorship team, Beadie has helped brainstorm impact strategy and potential partnerships with many of the 500+ filmmakers who have now been through the global programme. For more information go to

Farah Fayed

With a background in television, Farah holds a B.A in audiovisuel studies. Her 8 years in television were equally split between entertainment and news channels. In 2012, Farah shifted her career into the film festivals’ industry and worked with the Dubai International Film Festival for its last 6 editions managing their Cinetech, a digital library for the sales and acquisitions of films. Farah also worked with the Malmo Arab Film Festival, moderating its film market’s pitching sessions. In 2019, Farah joined the team of Beirut DC, the association for Development and Cinema where she is currently the director of programs with a special attention to the impact program. Beirut DC’s impact program includes regional and local impact labs, an Impact Fund and the Impact Producers’ Fellowship among other intersectional programing.

Hollie Fifer

Hollie is currently the Director of Australian Programs at Doc Society and Director of the arts not-for-profit Schoolhouse Studios in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. As a documentary filmmaker, Hollie’s films have screened at festivals and broadcast within Australia and internationally. THE OPPOSITION is Hollie’s debut feature documentary produced by Media Stockade that world premiered at Hot Docs and IDFA in 2016 before winning the Grand Prize at FIFO, screening at the UN Human Rights Council, winning Best Documentary Feature at the Oz Flix Independent Film Awards and screening in over 35 countries. Hollie’s latest short film UNBALANCED recently premiered on Australian newspapers The Age/Sydney Morning Herald’s Vox Dox series. Hollie serves on the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) and the Castlemaine Documentary Festival (CDoc). In her previous work she has been a freelance tutor in Documentary Directing at NIDA and AFTRS, Co-Director of The Artists Guild and selected for MECCA Shark Island M-Power Program.

Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala

Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala co-founded the film production company Storytellers International Inc. and is the President of Filipino Documentary Society (FilDocs). As a Filipino producer, she’s produced a verity of renowned documentaries such as Delikado and Call Her Gand (Call Her Beautiful) that were screened across the world at different famous film festivals such as the Human Rights Watch Film Festival or the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival. Kara has also produced award-winning television specials and documentaries like “Batas Militar” (Martial Law). To date, it has been the highest rated documentary broadcast on Philippine Television and has swept all major awards in the Philippines. She is a contributing producer for ARD German TV, ARD German Radio, Cable News Network (CNN) Hong Kong and Atlanta bureaus. She is a member of the Good Pitch2 Southeast Asia Team in Jakarta. She has produced documentaries for the History Channel, and the Australian Broadcasting Company. She has reported for the Public Broadcasting Service and Voice of America.

Khadidja Benouataf

Coming from a background of journalism, Khadidja is vice-president of the IMPACT SOCIAL CLUB, the Think Tank of impact in France, and impact strategist at BIM – Best Impact Movies. She trains film industry professionals and students in impact strategies in France and internationally among others, Dixit – Le film français, FOCAL, and MIGROS STORYLAB. She also acts as a panellist and supervises impact labs in international film festivals such as FIPADOC, DOK LEIPZIG and MOVIES THAT MATTER. In 2021 she joined the pool of mentors of the Pour-cent Culturel Migros Story Lab (Switzerland). She has designed the impact campaigns for several award-winning documentaries: The Zimov Hypothesis by Denis Sneguirev (Arturo Mio,13 Productions, Arte), Le Dernier Refuge – The Last Shelter by Ousmane Samassekou (DS productions, Les Films du Balibari Point du Jour, Génération Afrique, Arte), the French campaign of Shadow Game by Eefje Blankevoort & Els Van Driel (Witfilm, KRO-NCRV, Prospector)… Khadidja is also coordinator of the FIFO Tahiti overseas program at the International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival. In 2019, FIFO Tahiti hosted the first Good Pitch Impact Lab in France.

Louise Alves - Guest

Louise is a Grants Officer for the Climate Story Unit at Doc Society, working on fundraising, grants management and impact. She has worked in local and international NGOs and philanthropic organisations with themes ranging from climate justice, human rights, youth participation and sustainability reporting. Her background is in International Development and Public Policy and she is currently enrolled on a Cinema post-graduate degree.

Naomi Walker

As one of the coordinators of (GIPA), Naomi helps impact practitioners connect with each other, and spark conversations around the issues in the field of Impact Producing. Previously, Naomi served as Executive Director of the Southern Documentary Fund; she worked with Doc Society as Outreach Director for Good Pitch Chicago in 2013 & 2015, and again for GPNY in 2016. Naomi spent nine years in Chicago as Engagement Consultant for ITVS, hosting over 80 documentary film screenings, followed by discussions, workshops, expos and performances.

Rodrigo Antonio

Rodrigo Antonio is from Amazon, Brasil. Graduated in History (UFPA) and Audiovisual Production (EICTV). He has produced feature and short films – fiction and documentaries -, web series, video clips, institutional videos and educational documentaries. He has experience as a curator and a reviewer of film labs, funds and festivals. He has worked as a professor of Film and Audiovisual arts at UFPA and he is currently doing a Master’s Degree in Art at this very institution. Rodrigo coordinates the social impact labs in Brazil and is the current president-director in the Association of Black Audiovisual Professionals.

Vanessa Cuervo Forero

Cultural organizer, dancer & impact strategist working across art, activism & social justice. Vanessa connects the world of human rights defenders with the spheres of art & film to promote social change. With DOCCO LABS she designed a virtual training program for Colombian Impact Producers, creating an online community called !ACCION! At Doc Society she leads programs across Latin America, building strong partnerships with local host organizations in Colombia, México and Brasil, supporting documentary filmmakers designing impact campaigns and creating a strong network of doc allies in the region. Through Skylight SolidariLabs she supports grassroots activists and storytellers to shift cultural narratives. As part of the peace process in Colombia, she supports the ongoing work of the Colombian Truth Commission as an advisor for Historias en Kilometros co-creating shorts with Afrocolombian teams, in order to come to terms with decades of conflict in their regions and contribute to the national historical memory.

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Key dates

14 octobre 2022
Délai de soumission des projets

19 janvier 2023
Webinaire pour les équipes des films sélectionnés et les observateur·trices

20 janvier 2023 
Webinaire pour les équipes des films sélectionnés

16 février 2023
Workshop pour les NGOs à Genève

12-14 mars 2023

  • Industry Programme pour les participant·es accrédité·es avec masterclasses, panels de discussion et opportunités de networking pour les réalisateur·trices et les changemakers
  • Pitch public et rendez-vous one-to-one entre équipes des films sélectionnés, ONGs et philanthropes

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