Filmmaking for Change: Make Films that Transform the World (2nd Edition)


Grab a camera! Make a difference!

Whether you are an experienced filmmaker looking to expose social wrongs or someone who has never made a movie but wants to, this is the book for you. Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.

Whether you are looking to produce documentary or narrative projects, this is the resource that will help you get your project made!

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” —Elie Wiesel


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Meet The Author

With a degree in Film Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Fitzgerald directed his first film in 1994, and then co-founded the Slamdance Film Festival in 1995 and was the Executive Director for the next two years before becoming the Festival Director at the American Film Institute (1997-99) and then the Santa Barbara and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals.

In 2003, he formed Right Angle Studios, a consulting firm that provided services to numerous film festivals and indie filmmakers. In 2009, Fitzgerald transitioned back into production, developing socially relevant films (The Back Nine, Dance Of Liberation, The Highest Pass).

In 2011, Fitzgerald launched, an intersection of socially relevant films, celebrities, news, and related causes. The film site provides a filter to quality films, while increasing awareness and donations to related causes around the world.