Celebrating documentary films
making positive impact


Join us in celebrating the incredible campaign stories and impact wins of the 2019 Doc Impact Hi5.

To qualify for the Doc Impact Hi5 a film must demonstrate excellence in filmmaking as well as creating significant and measurable social impact.

With a gift of $5,000 to each team in honor of their work, the 2019 Doc Impact Hi5 films are:

For this 2019 edition we have films that made huge impact on huge budgets, films that made massive impact on shoe string budgets and films and filmmakers that operate in contexts where documentary is still an emergent form. We hope that this years case studies offer something for everyone, can provide cross country learning and inspire us all, no matter the budget, to put our films to work.

With huge thanks to our wonderful international partners for lending their smarts and deep collective experience in film and social change in selecting these films.

The 2019 Doc Impact Hi5 was made possible through the support of