The Resilient Communities Project will provide support for a film beginning early in the creative process and help promote social action through digital and education initiatives.
This multi-faceted project will support films that illuminate philanthropic issues in a way that will create measurable and lasting social impact. From behind the camera to the screen, this innovative approach to film funding will include the creation of a custom social action campaign, audience engagement strategy, educational curriculum and materials, a digital strategy and communications plan.
The inaugural film to be produced through this fund is Jeff Reichert (Gerrymandering, Remote Area Medical) and Farihah Zaman’s (Remote Area Medical) feature documentary This Time Next Year, a project that tracks the resilience of Long Beach Island, New Jersey, residents during their slow rebuilding process following Hurricane Sandy. This marks the first film collaboration between TFI and The Rockefeller Foundation and the first time TFI has fully funded a film and social action campaign,