Filmgoers worldwide are inspired by the energy and passion that cinema evokes. The Call2Action Program provides a concrete, public platform for those who are moved by the power of film to get moving! The team at BIFF recognizes that film can educate us and raise our awareness around the most pressing local and global issues of our time. We have witnessed the ability of particularly evocative films to tug at the heartstrings. These films compel us to take immediate action and right the wrongs in our world.
The Call2Action Program creates deeper exchanges between the filmmaker, the audience, and an organization involved with the films subject matter. These groups market and publicize the film to their networks and collaborate with the filmmaker in developing concrete “action items” for the audience. After the screening, audience members convene in our large “Call2Action” tent outside our main venue, for extended post-film discussions where the public is able to further engage with the visiting filmmakers and organizations and learn concrete ways to translate energy into action on important issues.