Gladys Llanes, an alumna of EngageMedia’s second Environmental Impact Lab, writes about the challenges and rewards of working as an impact producer in the Asia-Pacific in this guest blog post.
EngageMedia and In-Docs invite you to the first Impact Talks with seasoned journalist and filmmaker Leah Borromeo, who will share her experience working as the impact producer of the 2019 Philippine documentary “The Nightcrawlers”.
At the second Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab, EngageMedia continues to work with six amazing film projects contributing to environmental justice in the Asia-Pacific. This time around, the focus of the Impact Lab was on maximising the participating films’ potential for creating impact in their communities.
As co-editors of the Video for Change Impact Toolkit and, more recently, convenors of the Environmental Impact Lab, EngageMedia is often asked questions about how films can create social impact. In this video, the three seasoned mentors of the Impact Lab explain what impact production is, and why it is important for filmmakers and video collectives to integrate impact campaigns into the film production process.
EngageMedia interviews Impact Strategist Lina Srivastava on the importance of impact production for filmmakers and video collectives, and how it should not just be an afterthought in the process. Highlights of this interview can also be found in the video, What is Impact Production?, on Cinemata.
After three months of inspiring workshops, training, and masterclasses on impact production, EngageMedia’s first Video for Change Environmental Impact Lab has officially come to an end. Under the mentorship of three experienced impact producers and guest speakers, four video initiatives completed the Impact Lab with more impact production skills and knowledge to advance the impact campaigns of their video initiatives.