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.
Click here to visit The Haircut’s website.
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.