Films For Action hosts a subscription service that offers over 50 patron-exclusive documentaries to Patron subscribers donating $5 per month. This is the main way we're able to grow our 10,000+ video & article library, which is 99% free. A portion of subscription revenue goes to our film partners based on the films watched. Subscribe here.
Social change filmmakers and distributors:
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We're proud to be partnered with dozens of independent filmmakers as well as several highly-regarded distributors in the educational film market:
- Media Education Foundation
- Bullfrog Films
- Video Project
- Green Planet Films
- Happen Films
- Old Dog Documentaries
- Local Futures
- Campfire Stories
- + more
Free + Download
We've also partnered with many filmmakers to release their films for free, in the spirit of the gift, along with a $10 download option for those wanting to support the filmmakers. We pass through 100% of the revenue for these films after Stripe's 2.9% + 30-cent transaction fee.
Often these films were Patron Films or Pay-Per-View films to start and transitioned to free later in the film's life.
Here's a selection of films like this:
100 min ·
Tawai is a word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe the connection they feel to their forest home. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, Bruce Parry (of the BBC's Tribe, Amazon & Arctic) embarks...
66 min ·
If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children.
65 min ·
Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction...
102 min ·
This stunning film takes you on a hypnotic journey, reaching to the past to understand the origins of the catastrophic environmental transitions we now face. Over two years, director Matt Anderson traveled 16,000 miles to document...
160 min ·
From cave paintings to virtual reality, Beware of Images embarks on a fascinating journey through the history of mediated representation. This is the history of media you will never find on TV.
96 min ·
Feeding Ourselves weaves intimate stories from the hopes and convictions of rural BC farmers and producers as they navigate undercurrents of uncertainty with our food system. Their commitment to local food culture inspires us to...
95 min ·
An epic, ominous and perhaps life saving radio interview occurs with director, Peter Charles Downey on a small-town country radio station about his new documentary movie, Surviving Earth. Where the trees whisper of humanity’s mass...