Films For Action's City Chapter websites aim to provide a definitive web-based resource for the activist community of that city. By providing a robust set of information and communication tools geared to amplify the impact of local efforts, the website serves to build synergy and momentum to affect dramatic and radical change at a city-wide level. We believe an informed, well connected, and engaged local community is the first step to creating a just and sustainable society. To achieve this end, the website includes:
A unique sub-domain (city.FilmsForAction.org) for each city chapter to create a completely tailored and dedicated place for people in their city to stay informed, get involved, and network and organize with others in the area.
A calendar of events, detailing all of the progressive activist events happening in and around the city at any given time. A daily snapshot of the week's events is displayed prominently on the homepage, allowing awareness of our events to reach hundreds and eventually thousands of more people.
A directory of local activist groups, united by our common vision for a better future, detailing who they are, what they do, and how those interested can get involved. Each page features associated resources, a bulletin board for people to stay current on recent updates, and a subscription form to sign up for the group's email Newsletter or list-serve.
Member pages for all of the activist members in the community, detailing their interests, skill-share resources, and other information tailored to help foster stronger, real-world community development and support networks.
Local news and articles written and contributed by local residents in the spirit of democratic, participatory journalism.
A constantly growing learning library full of online viewable documentaries, short films and videos hand-picked to change the world.
News headlines republished from independent and alternative news sites.
A "Take Action" section providing a wealth of practical action ideas for individuals or groups to draw inspiration from. Accompanying each "Action" are supporting articles, how-to guides, related websites, media tools, videos, and other learning materials to help carry out the action.
Community powered content. All members of the site can add videos, news headlines, original articles, actions, events and groups.
Film screening tool-kits for twenty of the best documentaries we've previously screened, including flyer templates with original artwork, sample press releases, and sample action guides.
These features have been implemented to achieve several goals:
Sounds awesome! So what's Involved in Forming a Chapter?
Here's a general run-down of chapter activities:
This sounds like a project I can get behind. Anything else I need to know?
Just a few more things.
If everything sounds great so far and you're ready dive in, click the button below to
To get the conversation started we invite you to tell us a little about yourself, but feel free to keep it as short as you like. We'll get back to you by email or phone, answer questions you have and provide plenty of support to make sure your chapter gets off to a great start.