Building a movement where stories are a part of the solution
We believe in the power of collective action and are proud to work with outstanding collaborators, movement and industry leaders, and trailblazing artists that bring our mission and vision to life.
Our collaborators generously lend their thoughtful ideas and influence, leverage their dynamic power, provide valuable insight through their skills and experiences, and meet every level of our work with meaningful engagement.
“Storytelling is critical to protecting the environment and our democracy. Working in collaboration with Redford Center and their filmmakers has dramatically shifted the narrative in how we think about getting stories out into communities and how we engage those people in the fight for a better future.”
– Maggie Bruns
League of Conservation Voters
Our collaborations with movement organizations, grassroots leaders, and the film industry drives our narrative strategies, creative projects, and impact campaigns.
Since 2016, we’ve supported 47 filmmaking teams through our environmental documentary grants program. These award-winning artists share stories of communities igniting their collective power to bring necessary change, traditional and innovative practices aimed at preserving planet, legacies of injustice met with overdue yet promising solutions, and so much more.
We’re honored to work with an extraordinary and representative group of environmental and film industry leaders who advise on film selection and serve as mentors for our grantees.
Redford Center Team
The Redford Center is made up of a community of environmental activists and storytellers who have made it their life’s work to preserve and restore our planet, advocate for frontline communities, harness cultural strategy, and shake up the film industry.
“I want to be a part of the people that we think about when we think about who is a conservationist. That’s why I want to use that term, knowing that for a lot of people, so much has been done that’s been very detrimental to communities of color, particularly Native folks, in the name of conservation… For me, I’ve really reframed conservation to mean clean air, clean water, and access to green spaces. And with that reframe, this is absolutely my conversation.”
Faith Briggs Rose
Filmmaker, Redford Center Grantee