Join us for an extraordinary night as our community comes together to celebrate social entrepreneurs and impact organizations through filmmaking, storytelling, and networking with like-minded people.

How do social impact organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations) strategically use short videos and storytelling to share their impact? We’ll explore how film and short videos are used by mission driven organizations to spread positive messages, drive change, and achieve strategic goals.

Need some inspiration in your life? Come out to meet some amazing people and get inspired! These social impact entreprenerus are taking on some of the world’s biggest problems in the most innovative ways.

For more information visit our website: Reel Impact Festival.


***Video submissions open*** We invite you and your network to submit your reel here or send it to

SPEAKERS & Workshop Hosts – see our growing list


1:30pm: Reel Impact Workshops & Power Sessions – Round I:

  • interactive and hands on sessions to help entrepreneurs scale their business (includes Reel Workshop ticket & Reel Impact Festival ticket)

3:00pm: BREAK

3:30pm: Reel Impact Workshops & Power Sessions Round II:

  • interactive and hands on sessions to help entrepreneurs scale their business (includes Reel Workshop ticket & Reel Impact Festival ticket)

See growing list of workshops offered in Round I & Round II:

  • Workshop A) Impact Growth Workshop. Host: ICA Fund Good Jobs
  • Workshop B) Creating a compelling video with a mobile phone & editing your video. Host: JJ Harris, Videographer, TechBoogie
  • Workshop C) Focus on Distribution – How to get your video stories seen by more people than you ever have before. Host: Natasha Deganello Giraudie, Independent Filmmaker & Founder, Micro-Documentaries
  • Workshop D) Powerful Social Media Marketing & Strategy. Host – TBA
  • Workshop E) Building an entrepreneurial Mindset for Black & Brown entrepreneurs. Host – TBA
  • Workshop F) Creating brands that move. Host – TBA

5:00pm: Reel Impact Film Festival Registration & Green Carpet Reception (Reel Impact Festival only ticket)

  • Social entrepreneur & film maker, branding experts & storyteller booths

5:30pm: RIF Kick Off “Celebrating Stories that move” with David Jackson, CEO, Impact Hub OaklandKristin Hull, Founder & CEO, Nia Impact Capital; and Angie Mertens, RIF Co-founder & Impact Festival Director, ONE WORLD

5:45pm: Opening Panel “Creating Social Change through Storytelling” – see our growing list of speakers

6:30pm: RIF Screening Round. The top 15 nominated 2019 RIF videos will be screened (out of 200+ video submissions). Hosted by Livia Campos de Menezes, Reel Impact Festival Programmer, ONE WORLD

7:10 PM: Networking break

7:30 PM: Screening De-brief Panel: The Power of Storytelling –– see our growing list of speakers

8:00 PM Closing Remarks & Award Ceremony

8:20pm: Reception


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Date & Time

05 December 2019 | 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA


Updated on 07 November 2019