Films For Action's Big Redesign Is Now Live!

By Films For Action /
Aug 20, 2018
Films For Action's Big Redesign Is Now Live!

The biggest changes include:

  • We've gone 100% ad-free!  After 5 years relying on ads to pay our staff and cover expenses, this is a rather huge and exciting change for us. We were originally going to remove ads when our Patreon campaign hit one of our bigger milestones, but during our latest redesign we decided we didn't want to wait. Time to just go for it!

    This change wouldn't have been possible without the support of our Patreon backers! So thank you, to everyone who has already pledged!

    Although our Patreon campaign still has a ways to go before Films For Action is fully sustainable, we believe we can get to where we need to be fairly quick, given the support we've received so far.
  • Completely redesigned homepage and refreshed site-wide visual esthetic, conceived by Sara Lou and some collaborative input by our web developer Eli Dragen and myself.
  • The homepage now dynamically changes every day with curated collections of the best content from our library of 8,000 videos and articles.


We'd love to hear what you think. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas for improvements via our contact page


Tim Hjersted
Project director and co-founder

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Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.


Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations. The Pay-Per-View films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patron subscribers, we partner with filmmakers to provide access to a growing number of films that are unavailable for free. With just 28 highly-curated films at the moment, it's basically a mini "Netflix for world changers," but its main function is to support the library as a whole, which is 99% free and always will be.

Want to become a patron? Subscribe here. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker or distributor looking to collaborate, drop us a line via our contact page. 

You're also welcome and encouraged to submit videos directly to our library. Just click +Add Video at the top of the site and paste the video URL to get started. We share our favorite submissions with our fans on social media and feature them more prominently on the site.

Tim Hjersted
Co-Founder & Director
Lawrence, KS