Meet the Mentors of the Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab

Applications for the first round of the Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab have closed. We will soon announce the list of participants who will work on advancing the social impact campaigns of their environmental video initiatives.

In the meantime, we would like to announce the three mentors for the Impact Lab who, with their extensive experience in impact production and excellent networks in the Asia-Pacific, will guide the participants throughout the process. The Lab mentors will be able to zoom in on the specific conditions of each participating film and add a valuable layer of context-specific support.

Hollie Fifer

Documentary Filmmaker and Impact Producer

Hollie’s award-winning shorts and documentaries have screened at festivals and have been broadcasted all over the world. After completing her Graduate Diploma in Documentary in 2012, her first feature-length documentary, The Opposition, premiered at Hot Docs and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in 2016, before winning the Grand Prize at Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien (FIFO), getting screened at the UN Human Rights Council, and winning Best Documentary at the Oz Flix Independent Film Awards.

Hollie is currently the director of Schoolhouse Studios, a part of Doc Society’s Global Impact Producers Squad, and more recently a member of the Board of the Australian International Documentary Conference. She has also helped to expand the Good Pitch programme in the Pacific.

Lina Srivastava

Advocate, Writer, and Strategist

Lina catalyses and amplifies social impact, social movements, and systems change by combining advocacy, technology, culture, art, and (visual) storytelling. She creates narrative-based social change initiatives with nonprofits, global institutions, and independent media creators, combining field experience and direct service with skills in media and audience engagement, expertise in human-centered and community-centered design, and a focus on community leadership.

She has led or collaborated on campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, Oscar-winning Inocente, and Sundance Film Festival award-winning and Social Impact Media Award recipient Who Is Dayani Cristal?.

Lina was also the lead editor for the 2018 update of the Video for Change Impact Toolkit.

Dina Purita Antonio-Jufri

Television Journalist, Writer, and Documentary Filmmaker

Hailing from the proud Yakan mountain tribe of Basilan, Philippines, Dina Purita Antonio-Jufri has been producing and directing documentary films and shorts since the mid-1990s, many of which in close collaboration with marginalised groups across Southeast Asia.

Among her accolades are a Dupont award for “Depleted Uranium Shipment” and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Investigative Reporting on for a feature on the Southern Philippines’ Abu Sayyaf insurgency. She was also the recipient of the first Global Social Change Film Festival Masterclass Fellowship in 2011.

In 2009, after relaunching her short film “Green Earth, Good Life”, Dina also mentored young and aspiring potential West Papuan filmmakers on The Art of Storytelling, using their creativity to compensate for the minimal gadgets available for visuals and sounds.

A native of southern Philippines, Dina has been calling Jakarta, Indonesia, home for the past two decades.

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