POINTS NORTH IMPACT
We believe creative nonfiction storytelling can be a powerful tool for affecting social change. Documentary films and other forms of creative nonfiction help audiences develop greater empathy and understanding of an issue, they bring together communities and they inspire action.
Points North Impact is a series of programs that put these beliefs into action, bringing together filmmakers and Maine-based nonprofit leaders focused on a common issue to develop strategies for using nonfiction film and media as an organizing tool.
The program has two major components: a day-long strategic summit meeting at CIFF, facilitated by Working Films, and a statewide community screening tour in which we work with partner organizations to implement their strategies. Points North Impact has reached more than 30 communities to date.
Developed in partnership with Working Films and The Fledgling Fund