The Redford Center
The Redford Center is one of the only US-based nonprofits solely dedicated to environmental impact filmmaking.
The Redford Center develops and invests in narrative tools that strengthen and broaden the reach of the grassroots efforts powering the environmental movement. Stories are proven and effective tools to communicate, educate, and mobilize for change. With millions of viewers across all 50 states and 45+ countries, our films and impact campaigns have halted the construction of harmful coal plants, restored the Colorado River Delta, reconnected people to nature, and helped accelerate the clean energy revolution. Films we’ve produced and supported have received distribution from industry leaders such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO, PBS, National Geographic, and more.
In my time at The Redford Center, I've had the honor to oversee several projects with an incredible team. I'm sharing some of the highlights here, but for a detailed look check out www.redfordcenter.org
Redford Center Grants
The Redford Center Grants program is designed to support feature documentaries and episodic docuseries at any stage of development, production, or post production. It currently operates on a two-year cycle and provides funding, access to a network of industry and environmental experts, a professional development retreat, and the opportunity to apply for second-year funds. As part of the program we also host an artist development summit with professional workshops, networking opportunities, and a film festival experience at Mountain Film.
Video Directed by Heather Fipps Edited by Daniel Sherer
Power The Vote: Community Power
As part of The Redford Center’s ongoing civic engagement initiatives, the 2021-22 Community Power short film series spotlights voices from some of the most polluted communities in the country, sharing their unique stories of collective action to enact meaningful, representative, and lasting change. In collaboration with League of Conservation Voters and Chispa, this new collection of short films responds to the urgent need for all Americans to be concerned about environmental injustice during a critical moment when historic policy investments in clean transportation, jobs, and justice are being made. Community Power films highlight how investing in clean transportation provides the opportunity to cut harmful air pollution threatening health and livelihoods, support people and communities who are too often left behind, and create millions of jobs that modernize our transportation and energy infrastructure.
Nature Connection Pitch
In collaboration with IF/Then, our Nature Connection Pitch events are open calls for short documentary films focusing on humanity’s connection with nature. Five finalists are selected to attend a live, in-person multi-day workshop. Selected participants receive a workshop on issue-oriented, impact driven filmmaking from The Redford Center, a tailored pitch training session hosted by IF/Then Shorts, and present their projects to a roundtable of invested participants in both the non-fiction and environmental activism space.
The inagural winner of the first Nature Connection Pitch was Between Earth & Sky which debuted on POB POV.