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NBCUniversal Awards 2017 AFI DOCS Impact Grants

Impact Grants

October 20, 2017


1 NBCUniversal announces 2017 AFI DOCS Impact Grant Winners  

2 NBCUniversal continues to support Advocacy storytellers

For the third year in a row, NBCUniversal proudly supported The American Film Institute’s Documentary Film Festival (AFI DOCS) in Washington D.C. AFI DOCS is one of the most noteworthy documentary film festivals in the world. Each year it screens over 112 documentary feature and short films from 28 Countries, showcasing dynamic storytelling on compelling, critical and enlightening subjects. The festival gathers artists, audiences and political leaders in an effort to harness the power of documentary filmmaking to inspire change.

Bringing talented select storytellers, NBCUniversal co-founded AFI DOCS Impact Lab - funding a two-day intensive program that provides select documentary filmmakers with training in advocacy, community organizing, and technology to engage viewers.

Each participating film in the Impact Lab was eligible to apply for AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grant. The grant funds outreach and social action campaigns for the winning documentaries. The outreach is conducted at a grassroots level in an effort to effectively engage on broad social and political change through the power of film.

NBCUniversal is proud to award the 2017 AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grant to the following four films:



By Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest



By Pete Nicks



By Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright



By Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir