IN APRIL CMP’S SECOND ANNUAL DOC10 FILM FESTIVAL OPENED THE LAST WEEKEND IN MARCH AT THE NEWLY RESTORED DAVIS THEATER IN THE HEART OF LINCOLN SQUARE.
AND THANKS TO THE ADDED FUNDS THAT CAME IN FROM OUR PLANNED GIVING CAMPAIGN, WE WERE ABLE TO CLOSE OUT THE YEAR WITH TWO ADDITIONAL GRANTS:
1. Steve James' new project
In October, we gave an EARLY STAGE grant to the well-regarded Chicago director Steve James to for his next feature film, RIDE OF THEIR LIVES, a unique look into the lives of children on the rodeo circuit.
2. Marty Syjuco & Michael Collins for Almost Sunrise extended outreach
In November, we further supported the incredible work of Marty Syjuco and Michael Collins, the filmmaker team behind ALMOST SUNRISE, through an INNOVATIVE IMPACT grant, which was used to create a wraparound short piece accompanying the POV broadcast premiere screening of ALMOST SUNRISE. We hope some of you are wearing the socks we sent as part of our year end “STAY WARM” gift to our members!
PARTNERSHIP WITH PUBLIC GOOD ON OUTREACH
Finally, we are especially excited about our latest Impact Grant Fund platform, an innovative approach to outreach support developed in partnership with PublicGood, a Chicago company that designs digital campaigns to help audiences get activated.
Together, CMP and PublicGood have developed an impact campaign for the beautiful short film, GRACE, by Rachel Pikelny (funded in large part from CMP donations raised at our DOC10 Pitch Brunch in 2017) that will enable audience members to link directly to sponsor organizations to volunteer time, donate to the cause and learn more about the issues surrounding breast cancer and survival.
CMP will award this campaign engagement platform to one IGF recipient each year.