Impact Days

Documentaries have the power to motivate change! Now in its sixth year, Impact Days has helped hundreds of participants elevate and amplify the impact of their work.

Within the right constellation of partnerships, documentaries have the power to move hearts and minds towards concrete action. At Impact Days we facilitate meaningful alliances between filmmakers and key players in the vast ecosystem of organisations, policymakers and funders active around International Geneva. 


"My first experience of Impact Days has been exciting, because there are very few places where you have the opportunity to be seated next to someone from the UN, and a filmmaker, and a producer, and have these conversations about ways to advance and improve the conditions of human rights around the world." 

- Jon-Sesrie Goff,  Ford Foundation (USA)

Throughout January and February, our online and in-person programme includes an Impact Lab for selected Impact Days projects and a strategy workshop for NGOs and other international organisations. In March we then welcome a wider professional public to Geneva for three inspiring days of public pitches, impact case studies, talks with key impact players and curated networking sessions. These activities are open to international filmmakers, impact producers, NGOs and other organisations, philanthropists and the media. 

Submissions for Impact Days 2024 are now closed. We will notify both selected and non-selected teams by late November.

Learn more about the Impact Days

The FIFDH Impact Days are organised with the support of:

In collaboration with:

Key dates 2023-2024

5 September 2023
Call for projects opens 

6 October 2023
Project submission deadline 

18 January 2024
Webinar for selected film teams and registered observers

19 January 2024
Webinar for selected film teams only

16 February 2024
Workshop for NGOs and international organisations in Geneva

10-12 March 2024

  • Industry Programme for accredited participants: masterclasses, discussions, case studies, impact screenings and curated networking activities. 
  • Public pitch and one-to-one meetings between selected film teams, NGOs and international organisations, and philanthropists

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Laura Longobardi
Co-Editorial Director

Ana Castañosa
Head of Industry

Sophie Mulphin 
Impact Days, Strategic Comm. & NGO Programme Manager

Impact Days Editions

> Impact Days 2023

> Impact Days 2022

>Impact Day 2021

> Impact Day 2020

> Impact Day 2019

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