Addressing the environmental challenges facing our planet has become more critical than ever before. Video is a powerful tool to support and strengthen movements for environmental justice. For many campaigns, video has become a key way to deliver messages, mobilise support, and create impact.
We have thus created the Video for Change Asia-Pacific Impact Lab to assist environment-focused video initiatives take their impact to the next level by connecting them with leading global and Asia-Pacific based Impact Producers.
Filmmakers and campaigners often struggle to build and implement concrete impact strategies for their work. To address this issue, EngageMedia created the Video for Change Impact Toolkit, a guide to impact strategy, design and evaluation, and co-creation with affected communities.
The Lab will work with two sets of six films for three months at a time.
By working together with regional environmental filmmakers and campaigners on the Impact Toolkit methodology, and by following their initiatives over a longer period of time, we aim to build a peer network of support while documenting and learning from our experiences on the ground.
The goal is to unite environmental storytellers and campaigners – bringing together those who create the content with those that most need it – to address our pressing environmental and climate crises, and contribute to positive change.