Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, the team at San Francisco-based 501c3 Let it Ripple has had four films premiere at Sundance, has won over 70 awards, and has had three of their films selected by The U.S. State Department to screen at embassies around the world to foster dialogue across borders. Let It Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and updating these topics through an engaging, accessible, 21st century lens. Over the past ten years, the team has created and distributed 28 films, engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue, and created a new way of making films called “Cloud Filmmaking,” where they make films collaboratively with people all over the world and offer free customized versions of the films to thousands of schools and nonprofits to help further their reach.
#CharacterDay absolutely blew our minds. Watching the stream of conversation, pictures, comments, press, etc. flow in and ripple out in so many directions was so beautiful, humbling, and most of all, inspiring. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way!
- 6,752 screenings at schools, classrooms, workplaces, and organizations.
- Events were held in 41 countries, on all inhabited continents. (There wasn't one in Antarctica this year;)
- People from over 125 countries tapped into the conversation online.
- Over 35 million Twitter and press impressions and engagements.
Amazing coverage from such a wide range of sources, from US Sec of Education Arne Duncan's great article about CharacterDay to:
Join us for the Global Cloud Film Premieres!
Two new films will premiere on Sept 18, 2015 (our second annual Character Day). Since we last wrote, the number of scheduled events in schools, classrooms and organizations has grown to over 4450! This global event is supported by grants so no cost to participants. Find out more and RSVP to host an event.
On September 18, join Character Day: A global event with films (below), resources, conversation, and community engagement that empower us to shape who we are and develop skills to flourish in the 21st century. Participation and all films and materials are supported by foundations at no cost to you. Find out more and sign up for Character Day.
The Let it Ripple Films:
Watch our Sundance feature doc that inspired this series...
Available on all digital platforms or download and rent above.