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Impact First has a social enterprise component, one which funnels a significant percentage of its profits to benefit Impact First Films, a division that provides grants, training, and coaching to filmmakers who are putting their unique talents to work for social good.

Our core program is the IFF Grant, a program that provides the funds, tools, skills, and connections for carrying out the mission and plan of a social impact project.

Grant applicants will provide a summary of their project and plan, and how their film will ultimately impact the lives of others. All applications are put to the following test:

  • Will the project help others in a significant and sustainable way?
  • Will the money, training, and other resources we provide have a significant impact on the success of the project?
  • Will the project foster the core values of hope, spirit, and possibility?

For more details about the program and a grant application, please send us an email, and someone will get back to you right away to schedule a phone interview.

Current IFF Grant Recipients

The Haircut (Premiering November 2014)

A short film about the first class of female military cadets in 1976.

The Haircut (Official) Trailer from Alexis Ostrander Korycinski on Vimeo.

Click here to visit The Haircut’s website.

Ballon (Post-production)

Ballon is a short film about a professional ballerina who must confront her cocaine addiction when she crumbles during a career-defining audition.

Click here to visit Ballon’s website.

Between The Fall And Rise (Post-production)

A feature length film about a young woman with a heroin addiction living on the streets of Skid Row who collides with a young man who has disconnected from everyone around him and is all but ready to stop living. They embark on a journey of self discovery, loss, and redemption between a single fall and rise of the sun.